Friday, November 2, 2012


Blogger Showcases Canada’s Veterans' Week 2012 (November 5th-11th)

(Ottawa, 29 October 2012) — a daily blog that has covered Canadian genealogy, heritage, and history news since 2006 — will again publish a series of posts during this year’s Veterans’ Week by focussing on all aspects of the Canadian military, highlighting events occurring from coast to coast to coast.

“Veterans Week, which takes place this year from November 5th to the 11th, is a very important resource for readers of this blog. It allows us to remember those who fought in Canada’s wars, starting with the Boer War (1899-1902) to the War in Afghanistan (2002–2011), and to say ‘Thank you’ to those who gave so much for Canada”, says Elizabeth Lapointe, of

For posts from last year’s Veterans’ Week, please visit

Recently, Elizabeth became the newest addition to Thomas MacEntee’s GeneaBloggers website and newsletter Her column on Canadian genealogy news and resources for those seeking their Canadian roots has just been launched, and with the column, Elizabeth will continue to offer her breadth of knowledge on Canadian genealogy, and on cross-border migration between Canada and the U.S.

“I am very happy to write a column for GeneaBloggers, and to work with Thomas MacEntee, a world-renowned genealogy blogger. The second column will be ‘Canadians in the American Civil War,’ she says.

About GenealogyCanada

The blog,, has been covering Canadian genealogy, heritage, and history since the first of over 800 posts was first published in January, 2008.

At the website, there are over 30 monthly newsletters covering news on Canadian genealogy, heritage, and history, including the famous “Website of the Month”.

Elizabeth Lapointe is the editor of Families, the journal of the Ontario Genealogical Society.

Celtic Studies Speaker Events at St. Michael’s College, Toronto

On November 8th, 2012 from 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm, The University of Toronto’s Celtic Studies Department is hosting another of their Celtic Studies Speaker events. The event will be held at the Charbonnel Lounge, St. Michael’s College, 81 St. Mary Street, Toronto.

The topic will be “Irish Women in 18th Century Newfoundland” with will look at the unsettling femininity in early Irish-Newfoundland fishing communities by the speaker Willeen Keough, from Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, British Columbia.

Admission is FREE. All are welcome. No registration required.

Contact information is, or you can phone 416.926.7145.

This series is made possible by the generosity of a grant from The Irish Cultural Society of Toronto at

The website for St. Michael’s College is