Monday, September 30, 2013

Canadian Week in Review 30 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.


No new blogs this week

Facebook, Videos, You Tube

Upper Canada Genealogy Janice, a Canadian genealogist, has joined Facebook, and one of the first questions she asks is – “Working on my next talk - about heir tracing and finding living people. I'm collecting a list of the best online sources for Canadian obit and gravestone indexes. Would my genealogist friends care to recommend their favourites?”

Canadian Conservation Institute They are a year old and have had 1,242 “likes”. They ask - What do you like about our page? What kind of posts do you want to see?

Newspapers Articles of the Week

Fire on historic Lunenburg waterfront now out A fire in Lunenburg, a UNESCO World Heritage Place, on Friday night, destroyed the historic Scotia Trawler Equipment Ltd. Building. The Bluenose II schooner, currently undergoing sea trials out of Lunenburg, was not involved in the fire.

15 P.E.I. lighthouses receive heritage designation The following 15 lighthouses across the Island receive heritage designation
Leards Front Range Lighthouse, Victoria
Cape Egmont Lighthouse, Cape Egmont
Blockhouse Lighthouse, Rocky Point
Cape Bear Lighthouse, Beach Point
East Point Lighthouse, East Point
Indian Head Lighthouse, Lower Bedeque
New London Range Lighthouse, Park Corner
North Cape Lighthouse, Seacow Pond
North Rustico Lighthouse, North Rustico
Panmure Head Lighthouse, Panmure Island
Point Prim Lighthouse, Point Prim
Seacow Head Lighthouse, Fernwood
Wood Islands Lighthouse, Wood Islands
Souris Historic Lighthouse, Souris
West Point Lighthouse, West Point

Mi’kmaq History Month launching website for 20th anniversary October is recognized as the 20th anniversary of Mi’kmaq History Month in Nova Scotia. To commemorate this milestone, a website has been created “to promote awareness, share information, and highlight culturally-related events taking place during Mi’kmaq History Month”.

To go to the website, click It’s a very nice website, and has lots of information.

Story of the Week

Franco-Ontarian Resource at the Archives of Ontario

September 25th is now Franco-Ontarian Day in Ontario. This date marks the anniversary of the Franco-Ontarian flag’s unveiling in 1975, and it is the 400th anniversary of Samuel de Champlain and Étienne Brûlé's journeys to what is now Ontario.

There are various family files held at the Archives, including

• Jacques Duperon Baby family fonds 1759-1866, 1946
This family was involved in the fur trade, and public service. “Francois Baby, brother of Jacques Duperon, and his descendants played an important role in Quebec's politics and economy during the late 18th and 19th centuries”
• Max LeMarchant deGodart du Planty collection [194-]-1979
“Collection consists of research notes, genealogies and correspondence on the du Planty family, the Godart family and their branches, as assembled by Max LeMarchant de Godart du Planty. Families mentioned include Dongan (Dungan), Van Buskirk and a large number of other French (continental) families.”
• Jean Baptiste Rousseau family fonds 1774-1953
“Jean Baptiste Rousseau (1758-1812) was an early merchant and mill owner in Ancaster, York and Kingston, Ontario, who died while serving in the War of 1812”.

There are many other topics that you can check, and it should be one of the places that you research if you are doing Franco-Ontarian research.

The website is

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