Monday, November 12, 2012

New/Updated Websites, Blogs, and Articles – 12 November 2012

Here are some websites, blogs and articles that I have come across this past week that were of interest to me, and I thought you might be interested in them, too –

Latest news about the Library and Archives Canada The LAC is going ahead with the cancellation of the inter-librarian program next month, not in February 2013, as was reported earlier this year. Budget cuts has forced the change, and what used to be borrowed by inter-library loans (microfilm/books, for example) will now be digitized. There is no word on the indexing of the material, although.

Read about the change in the inter-library loan system at
Library and archives interlibrary loans soon eliminated: Loan requests dropped 75 per cent in last 12 years, according to library officials

Federal government to honour workers who died building Rideau Canal Jessica Beddaoui of the Ottawa Sun writes that the federal government will commemorate the construction workers (primarily Irish immigrants and French-Canadians), who built the Rideau Canal between 1826 and 1832 by putting a plaque beside the canal.

Your thoughts needed on Canadian History Museum: Staffers are in Vancouver for your suggestions They are starting to travel across the country to hear what Canadians want to see in the Canadian History Museum (it will replace the Museum of Civilization) when it debuts in 2017.

Acadianeire's Heritage: Discovering my Cape Breton and County Down ancestors through sepia photographs, anecdotes and poetry Kat Mortensen has a really nice blog, showing pictures of her family, and putting comments on the website about the photos.

Conference Keeper Jen Baldwin, genealogist and family historian, and owner of Ancestral Journeys in Breckenridge, Colorado, will post your conference - free of charge. Quite an interesting site!

Historic Lectures Given in PEI Prince Edward Island is celebrating 75 years of its national park, and they are having free lectures.

On November 20th, there will be a lecture by Dr. Claire Campbell, and she will talk on the subject “From Sea to Sea to Sea: National Parks and the Story of Canada” , and another lecture on the 27th which will feature Barbara MacDonald, and she will talk on “The Colorful History of Green Gables”.

For more information, visit For more information about this lecture series or Parks Canada on PEI, call us at 902.566.7050 or visit us on Facebook at

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