Monday, September 23, 2013

Canadian Week in Review 23 September 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


No new websites this week.


Family Tree Knots Ken, a cousin of mine (related through the Chipman – Webster family of Kentville, Nova Scotia) has a new blog in which he tackles brick walls in his family tree.

Facebook, Videos, You Tube

No new sites this week

Newspapers Articles of the Week

Lac-Mégantic library to get Maine donations after explosion Farmington Public Library raises funds to help rebuild destroyed library in Quebec town Libraries across Maine have been busy collecting donations to help the people in Lac-Mégantic, Que. rebuild their library which was totally destroyed in the train derailment and explosion in June.

Plaque honours Angus MacLean - war hero, politician, farmer and family man,-politician,-farmer-and-family-man/1 The late Angus MacLean, a member of parliament and then as premier of Prince Edward Island was honoured with a plaque placed at the Lord Selkirk Park by the The Clan Maclean Heritage Heritage Trust, Clan Maclean Atlantic Canada, the Caledonian Club of P.E.I and the Belfast Historical Society.

Windsor Historical Society’s Veterans’ Memories Project Corinne Frontiero writes a piece about Matthew Pritchard, a young historian involved with the Windsor Historical Society’s Veterans Memories Projects

Story of the Week

Some very sad news for Ottawa as news slowly came out that two of the six people in the train – bus accident Thursday had indirect ties to the genealogy community in Ottawa.

Robb More, the son of vice-president Mike More of the Ontario Genealogical Society, and former chair of the Ottawa Genealogical Branch, and Karen Krzyzewski, an employee at Library and Archives Canada both passed away in the accident.

Our prayers are with the families at this time.

All flags in Ottawa are at half mast this week, and if you wish to learn more about this symbol of the county’s grief, you can go to

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 on 30 September, 2013