Thursday, December 20, 2012

Update - LAC Changes “Search” Feature

My thanks go to Glenn Wright from BIFHSGO for pointing out that the new Library and Archives Canada landing page does have the search site that I talked about on yesterday’s blog “LAC Changes “Search” Feature”.

You can go to the top left portion of the page, click on “Discover the Collection”, and then go to “Search Help” and you will find the three search categories – Library, Archives, and Ancestors.

So while it is there, it is rather difficult to find. But now I know where it is on the LAC page.

Thanks, Glenn!

The website for BIFHSGO is, and the website for the LAC Search Help webpage  is

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35th Anniversary of the Société de généalogie de l'Outaouais

The Genealogical Society of the Outaouais in Gatineau is asking you to remember the date of April 27th.

Because that will be the day that they will celebrate their 35th Anniversary by having a conference, an exhibition, and a banquet.

All are invited!

To keep up on the plans for April 27th, go to their site at

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3rd Annual Genealogy Show and Tell

On Saturday, February 23, 2013, the Genealogical Association of Nova Scotia will have their 3rd Annual Genealogy Show and Tell at 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm at the Akins A/V Room, Nova Scotia Archives, University Ave, Halifax, NS

The say that the Show and Tell the last couple of years has been fabulous and brought together people with many different research skills and stories about their families. Come and tell us about your research and meet other folks who may share your research interests.

How will it work?

Members are invited to take ten minutes to tell us about your research. We might have some questions for you or have suggestions on how you can further your research.

Have you written a book on your family history? Do you create heritage scrapbooks? Bring them along and tell us your methods and give us some tips.

Do you have an old family bible or other family items that would interest genealogists? Tell us how you acquired them and why they are important to you.

Are you new to genealogy? Browse our publications, pick up some handouts and research tips and get to know some fellow genealogists.

Don't forget to wear your family t-shirts, hats or buttons!

What if you are an "away" member and can't attend? Well, you can send us a brief description of your research including surnames and counties and we will display them that afternoon. Please limit your submission to 100 words and include an email address where potential cousins can reach you.

Do you have a blog, website or Facebook page you'd like us to know about? Send us the url and we will post it.

Member submissions can be emailed to Please put Genealogy Show and Tell in the subject line.

There will be a door prize and light refreshments will be served.

Their website is

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