Monday, October 3, 2011

New/Improved Canadian Websites and Blogs Week 5

Here are some of the websites, and blogs that I have come across the week ending Ocotber 2nd, 2011 -

Sherratt Family - From England to Canada As the website says, "The main focus is on the paternal side, surname, SHERRATT dating back to the mid 1700s from Brown Edge, Norton in the Moors and Talke Pitts, Audley, Staffordshire, England to Ontario and British Columbia, and Hillcrest, Alberta area, Canada".

1837 Toronto - Home District Directory You can search the surnae database of The Home District - that is the old name for the area - and it covers not only York County but also much of Simcoe, Peel and Ontario (now Durham) Counties.

Canadian Great War Project The website says that this site is "The Canadian Great War Project is intended to promote interest in Canada's participation in World War 1, commonly referred to as the Great War, to research the Canadians who participated in the Great War 1914-1919 or other nationalities who served in the CEF".

Provincial government has legislated Sept. 28 as British Home Child Day A news story about the British Home Children, and how they served in the First World War.

Eagle River Ontario Historical Image Gallery The Eagle River Ontario Historic Gallery has a collection of images and other items from the early settlers and their families of the Eagle River area.

Kahn Family Genealogy:A History "This is about the history of our line of the Kahn family. Our roots are in Germany, but branches spread to Luxembourg, France, England, Canada, the USA and, perhaps, elsewhere. "

The Forest City: A look at the history and genealogy of London, Ontario I came across this blog the other day, and what a nice blog it is about the history of London, Ontario.

Updates – The Canada Gazette (1841-1997) As the website says, the "Library and Archives Canada (LAC) commemorates the 170th anniversary of the Canada Gazette by making accessible the digitized back issues, from 1841 to 1997, on its website dedicated to this official publication."
I wrote about this site on Saturday, and gave examples of genealogy you can find within The Canada Gazette.

Durham Genealogical Resources The website says that they are starting to digitize all the cemeteries in the area, and you are advised to check back often.

Upper Canada Genealogy A commercial site offering research services by Janice Nickerson, as well as some free Upper Canada resources. She also has a new book, Crime and Punishment in Upper Canada: A Researcher's Guide. $