Monday, March 11, 2013

New/Updated CANADIAN Websites, Blogs, Facebook, and Newspaper Articles - 11 March 2013

I have come across the following Canadian websites, blogs, Facebook, and newspaper articles this past week that were of interest to me, and I thought you might be interested in them, too –


Atlantic Canada Genealogy Project This project, tracing people from Yorkshire, England in the late 1700s, to what is now Nova Scotia and New Brunswick in Canada, is still collecting information. It has been on the Internet since 2010.


Ancestral Road: Sharing the journey to know our ancestors Join Gayle as she starts the journey to gather information on her and her husband’s ancestors. She is tracing them as they immigrated to Ontario, Canada at various times between 1842 and 1912 from the United Kingdom.


Toronto Branch, Ontario Genealogical Society They have just recently started a Facebook page, and the 2013 events are posted there.


Piece of Canadian history sent home from Kirriemuir (Scotland)  Bowlby Bros tin, which had been filled with “choice winter apples” from Ontario has been returned home.  

Newspaper Articles

Provincial French celebrations called the Rendez-vous de la francophonie will be taking place across Prince Edward Island starting this Friday and will continue until March 24.

Naval memorial in Halifax gets funding from Ottawa/Northumberland Fisheries Museum will also get funds
 The federal government is making a financial contribution to preserve HMCS Sackville in Halifax as a naval memorial.

Government cancels public viewing of designs for War of 1812 monument The Department of Canadian Heritage abruptly cancelled a planned public unveiling of six competing designs for a prominent new monument to the War of 1812 on Parliament Hill – no reason as to why it was cancelled was given.

Genealogist looking for long-lost members of UK woman’s family in Oakville  Keith Morris of the Genealogical & Local History Research Service Segontium Searchers, is tracing the history of two sisters from North Wales, who immigrated to Oakville , Ontario.

A life at sea can be smooth or choppy A life at sea was the life for two of the ancestors discussed at the recent Mystery Ancestor Night, held annually by the Lakeshore Genealogical Society.

Look for more articles next Monday March 18th.