Monday, October 8, 2012

New/Updated Websites, Blogs, and Newspaper Articles - 08 October 2012

I have come across the following websites, blogs, and newspaper articles this past week that were of interest to me, and I thought you might be interested in them, too -

Records From New France They are up to Version 16 of this database now, and they inclue the following records -
Parishes - 6,864 records

Patronyms - 15,614 records

Baptisms - 5,133,171 records

Marriages - 3,462,849 records

Burials - 2,255,309 records

They say that these records are “verified genealogical data”, and that the index is free. Once you have subscribed to the website, you can have access to the records themselves (for a fee).
Tutto Franchini! Read about the Franchini family in Canada.
Robineau Family Genealogy Read about the Sauve, Cartier, Lavimodiere, Powell, and White families in Eastern Ontario and Quebec.
Half-brothers meet for the first time thanks to Internet search and Toronto Daily Star article from 1945 Nancy J. White, a reporter from the Toronto Star, reports on a story about a family from the Toronto area who have met a family member that they didn’t even know existed.
Donation of documents helps fill gap in area death records The News in New Glasgow, Nova Scotia, reports that the Pictou County Roots Society has discovered books in their local library that cover the period from 1877 to 1908. These books uncover death records that were previously unknown.
Celebrating all those yesterdays today Kamloops This Week, an online newspaper from British Columbia, has a story about how Gillian Gaisera, a genealogist from the area, read an article about genealogy in a local magazine, and started the Kamloops Family History Society! This year, they celebrate their 20th anniversary!

The website of the Kamloops Family History is at