Monday, January 21, 2013

New/Updated Websites, Blogs, and Newspaper Articles - 21 January 2013

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 –

Alberta Family History Blog Here is another blog that mentions the passing of Canadian genealogist in a blog called Missing Joan Miller.

Saskatchewan Gen Web Project - Homestead Records
How to read homestead records. Included are How to find Saskatchewan Townships & Ranges in a tutorial quiz.

Manitoba, native groups prepare bid to have forest called world heritage site The area, called Pimachiowin Aki, covers 43,000-square kilometres and is the largest tract of boreal forest in North America.

Save Canada's Ski History Finds a New Home: Board Votes for Mont Tremblant A press release says that “The Canadian Ski Hall of Fame and Museum has found a new home after a winning bid of the St Jovite Mont Tremblant Region, Quebec. The decision will see more than 15,000 artifacts from Canada's ski history once again on display for all Canadians to share”.

Genetic privacy can be compromised online The risk that sensitive information about individual DNA information for scientific genomes could be publicly exposed has made millions afraid to release their own DNA.

Rich history part of heritage DNA information for scientific studies. Alida Visbach has more than her share of memories. It’s partly because of her personal history — Canadian of Dutch heritage who speaks Dutch, English and French, she is a born, raised and schooled New Brunswicker.

Canada's fur trading history explored with new exhibit A new exhibit at the Esplanade will gives Hatters a closer glimpse at an important section of Canadian history.

In an exhibit called "Profit and Ambition: The Canadian Fur Trade," the exhibit which opens today, showcases hundreds of items, paintings and artifacts from North West Company, a fur trading company which competed with the Hudson’s Bay Company.

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