Monday, April 15, 2013

New/Updated CANADIAN Websites, Blogs, Facebook, and Newspaper Articles – 15 April 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 –


There are no new/updated websites this past week.


TONI Coordinators Needed Mike More, past chairman of the Ottawa Genealogical Society, has put a post on the blog looking for a TONI coordinator.

Your Community Blog
Toronto teens win Heritage Minute contest with epic trek story Eamonn O'Keeffe, a 15-year-old high school student and history buff from Toronto, has created a Heritage Minute about the 110 kilometre march from New Brunswick to Kingston that was completed by the New Brunswick's 104th Regiment of Foot in 1813.

Facebook - Video – You Tube

Heritage Train Take a ride on CPR's Heritage Train travelling out of Josephburg, Alberta by watching a YouTube video.

Newspaper Articles

3D technology deciphers tombstones from 18th century Grant Aylesworth , a Mount Allison anthropology professor, is using new technology to preserve the past. He is reading the “illegible” tombstones from the 1700s using 3D software technology.

Consider economics, user dynamic in rural library services - Bridgewater deputy mayor Read what the deputy major has said about a “user-pay” system that may be considered as a possibility at a recent town- hall meeting about saving the town's library.

Princess of Wales' Own Regiment's 150th year honoured by Canada Post
The Regiment's first deployment came in 1866 when it was sent to the Niagara region to deter Fenian attacks from the United States. Its members have served as part of the Canadian Forces in every major conflict since then.

In Alberta, World Heritage sites include Dinosaur Provincial In an article, the newspaper points out that Alberta has World Heritage sites, including Dinosaur Provincial Park, Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump and Canadian Rocky Mountain Parks. They want the readers to send in photos to the newspaper in honour of World Heritage Day.

Alberta government donates funds for upgrade of Lacombe's archives As part of her “Culture Connects” tour, Alberta Culture Minister Heather Klimchuk toured various historical sites around the city to promote them and remind Albertans how important their past is to their future.

Pictures and Story of the Week

Obee 10 Top Tips: How to Bust Through Your Genealogy Brick Wall
There are more RootsTech 2013 YouTube videos on the Internet, and I came across one done by Lisa Louise Cooke, where she interviews a Canadian genealogist and speaker - Dave Obee.

As Lisa Louise says “Apply the Top 10 Genealogy Research Tips that Dave Obee gives Genealogy Gems Winner Sarah Stout at #Rootstech to your own research and get results”

You can read all the details on Sarah's ancestor's incredible story and the complete list of tips at Lisa Louise Cooke's blog at

Dave is the Houston Lecturer this year at the Ontario Genealogical Society where he talks about Seven Habits of Highly Successful Genealogists - Seven things to remember as you conduct research and compile your data.

He is also giving four lectures at the conference–

Lecture # 1 – Family History in Western Canada

Lecture # 2 – Introduction to Eastern European Family History

Lecture # 3 – Destination Canada

Lecture # 4 – Travel Smart with Technology

Dave’s website is at Dave Obee’s Family History Page

To read more news about the conference, go to

Look for more articles next Monday April 22nd.