Monday, June 10, 2013

Canadian Week in Review

10 June 2013

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


Mennonite Archives of Ontario A new, and improved    Mennonite Archives of Ontario, will be debuted to the public in September 2013, when it is scheduled to double its floor space.

If you go to the Genealogical Resources Online, they have an index to family histories available at the archives.

The archives are located at the Conrad Grebel University College, at the University of Waterloo, in Waterloo, Ontario.


There are no new blogs this past week.

Facebook- YouTube – Video

Canadian Heritage The Canadian Department of Heritage has a Facebook page with very good information on it.


Museums take up crowd funding: Smithsonian in Washington appeals for funds for yoga exhibit Is this a new way to raise money to keep museums open?

The wharf in Riverside-Albert is in danger of collapsing into the Bay of Fundy
The Atlantic CTV News reports that “The wharf in Riverside-Albert (New Brunswick) is in danger of collapsing into the Bay of Fundy due to recent heavy rains. The Shipyard Heritage Park had been built in 2006 as a tribute to the community’s shipbuilding past and thousands of tourists visit the park each year”.

The Royal Canadian Mint celebrates the 300th anniversary of Louisbourg with collector coins
As of June 11, 2013, the coins will also be available at the Royal Canadian Mint's boutiques in Ottawa, Winnipeg and Vancouver, as well as through the Mint's global network of dealers and distributors, including participating Canada Post outlets

Opening hours restricted at Green Cables Parks Canada has decided to restrict operating hours at Green Gables, closing on Sunday and Monday during the month of June

Tracing and celebrating Irish ancestry easier than ever The Canadian 2006 census shows that Irish is the fourth largest ethnic group in Canada — about 14 per cent of the total population or 4.4 million people.

Groups submit plans to save 128 surplus lighthouses
Community groups and municipalities in eight provinces have come forward with business plans to save 128 lighthouses.

Story of the Week

The Internet was busy with blogs about the 1921 Canada Census this past week.

It all started on June 4th, when the Library and Archives Canada released a notice on their blog at which said the census would be available to research in the ‘next few weeks’.

They told us all about the census, for instance, “The almost 11,700 commissioners and enumerators recorded by hand nearly 8.8 million individuals in thousands of communities across the country” – but not when it would be ready for us to research. So we wait...

Meanwhile, the blogs have been, and still are, busy - 

The next Canadian Week in Review will be issued Monday June 17, 2013