Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Film Screening of the Coffin Ship Hannah

On Wednesday, March 13, 2013 at the Enoch Turner Schoolhouse,106 Trinity Street,Toronto, there will be a special screening of The Coffin Ship Hannah which recounting the extraordinary tale of an Irish coffin ship.

In 1849, while carrying Irish immigrants fleeing to Canada from Ireland’s potato famine, the Hannah struck ice off the coast of Newfoundland, and was shipwrecked.

The film was produced in 2011 by Galafilm, in association with the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation and Radio-Canada.

The doors open at 6:30 p.m., and the film screening will be at 7 p.m. Discussion will follow the screening at 8:45 p.m.

Tickets for this special event are $10 for adults, $8 for students, seniors and Enoch Turner Schoolhouse Foundation members, and free for children 13 and under.

For more information, or to buy tickets in advance, please visit Enoch Turner Schoolhouse, call 416-327-6997 or email Tickets will also be available at the door.

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One More River to Cross: Tales of the Underground Railroad

The Canadian Museum of Civilization is going to present the story of Isaac Brown, a Maryland slave. Historians and masterful storytellers Shannon and Bryan Prince bring to life this remarkable true story with hauntingly beautiful songs by Denise Pelley and Tom Starks.

It will be held on Saturday, February 21 in the theatre of the Canadian Museum of Civilization, and tickets are $5.00. They are available online, at the Museum Box Office, or by calling 819-776-7000

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Ottawa Genealogy 2013

On Saturday 4 May 2013, the Ottawa Genealogy Society will hold a Genealogy Day at the James Bartleman Centre (City of Ottawa Archives), 100 Tallwood Drive, Ottawa from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm.

The lectures that I will be attending are -

09:00 Session 1 British Home Children in Ontario Speaker - Carolyn Goddard Room 115

11:00 Session 2 Genealogy: the ‘Facebook’ of the past: a look at Library and Archives Canada’s ‘Wall’ Speaker - Marthe Séguin-Muntz Room 115

12:00 Lunch & Browse Marketplace (Lunch available only to pre-paid ticket holders)

1:15 Session 3 Utilising Information Resources Speaker - Shirley Ann Pyefinch Room 226

3:00 Session 4 Great Revelations: Canada, Canadians and the 1921 Census Speaker - Glenn Wright Room 115 (I am really interested to hear what Genn has to say about the 1921Census. Watch for a post that I will do after the lecture)

The parking is free, and you can register online at, or by mail at

For more information e-mail

Because of the limited space available, there will only be 80 registrants spaces. So if you want to attend, the recommediation is that you register early.

See you there!