Monday, August 19, 2013

Dick Eastman Lectures in Halifax

This is an event you cannot afford to miss!

The Genealogical Association of Nova Scotia (GANS) is presenting Dick Eastman at a day-long genealogy event at the Capt. William Spry Community Center on October 19, 2013.

Dick will talk on -

The Organized Genealogist - a look at various methods of reorganizing record keeping by use of digital techniques. Focuses on converting paper based record keeping to digital records

Cloudy with a Chance of Genealogy - what is “the cloud” and how it can simplify your computer usage

Putting the Genes in Genealogy - a look at the possibility that today’s genealogists may become the lifesavers of family and loved ones in the near future.

Conservation: Keeping up with Technology - how to make sure that your genealogy data is still readable by future generations

Our program will be from 9 am to 5 pm and will include lunch in the price.

Lectures are open to the public

$45.00 for members of GANS

$75.00 for non-members

Contact : Dawn Josey at to register

For more information on Dick Eastman please visit

I have heard Dick speak on a number of occasions, and he always is a wealth of information!

Canadian Week in Review 19 August 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


Canadian Society of Mayflower Descendants Have you been to this website lately? I had the occasion to go to it last week and notice that they have chapters (called colonies) across the country, and they appeared to be an active group in Canada.


Canadian Heritage Tours on The Waterways A collection of different things to do and see on the Rideau Canal Waterway in Ontario.

Facebook, Videos, You Tube

No sites this week.

Newspapers Articles of the Week

Thousands connect with Alberta's Ukrainian heritage The Ukrainian Cultural Heritage Village is located at Edmonton Alberta, along Highway 16, just 3 km east of Elk Island National Park. It is an open-air museum that tells the story of Ukrainian immigrants who settled in this region to 1930 (1892-1930). The website is

Confederation Centre to play host to new Mi'kmaq exhibition  A new travelling exhibition highlighting the Mi’kmaq history of Prince Edward Island is set to open at the Confederation Centre Art Gallery in Charlottetown.

Fort Vermilion marks 225th anniversary with a parade that touches on its historic past The float down the main street in Fort Vermilion told of the start of the town as a fur trading post established by Charles Boyer with the Northwest Company on the banks of the Peace River in 1788.

Vikings exhibit coming to Museum of Civilization in 2015 The exhibition We Call Them Vikings will open at the Canadian Museum of Civilization in November, 2015, and continue to the next April.

Swaminarayan sect buys 2 US, Canada churches The  Shree Swaminarayan Gaadi Sansthan Maninagar religion, based in India, is busy buying unused churches across the world. One such church is a 100-year old church in Scarborough, Ontario – next door to Toronto.

Key piece of lighthouse history makes it back home Barry MacDonald, president of the Nova Scotia Lighthouse Preservation Society, has donated the original lens from the second Caribou lighthouse to the Northumberland Fisheries Lighthouse Museum.  

Story of the Week

National Acadian Day

The National Acadian Day is held every year on August 15th.  During the first National Convention of the Acadians held at Memramcook, New Brunswick in 1881, that the Acadians leaders received the directive to set the date of this celebration as August 15th 

A good site to bring you up-to-date on the history of Acadians is at

Reminder: Check out Canadian Week in Review every Monday for the latest in Genealogy, Heritage, and History news in Canada. It’s the ONLY news blog of its kind in country! The next post will be 9 September, 2013.