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
Acadian Memorial http://www.acadianmemorial.org/They say that the Acadian Memorial is located in historic St. Martinville, Louisiana. Be sure to visit the Ensemble Encore Database of Acadian Genealogy online if you have Acadian ancestors.
No new blogs this week.
Facebook, Videos, You Tube
No new sites this week.
Newspapers Articles of the Week
Museum hires heritage manager http://www.prpeak.com/articles/2013/10/02/community/doc524b66e6c815f716371072.txt
Bert Finnamore, a past administrator from the Royal Alberta Museum in Edmonton, has been appointed as Powell River Historical Museum and Archives Association’s heritage manager.
Shouldn't Digital Access to Our History Be Free? http://www.thetyee.ca/Mediacheck/2013/10/02/Shouldnt-Digital-Access-to-Our-History-Be-Free/ Michael Geist, a Canada Research Chair in Internet and E-commerce Law at the University of Ottawa, Faculty of Law, gives his view on Canada’s digital future.
Franklin searchers find bones, artifacts but no ships Franklin http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/franklin-searchers-find-bones-artifacts-but-no-ships-1.1862083 The CBC reports that the Parks Canada searching for the boats of the Franklin Expedition in the area of the King William Island has found about 200 small artifacts, “but offered no new hints about the fate of the reinforced wooden vessels.”
Story of the Week
Women's History Month 2013
This year’s theme is Canadian Women Pioneers: Inspiring Change Through Ongoing Leadership
October was declared as Women’s History Month in Canada in 1992, at the hest of a group of women from British Columbia.
October was chosen because it was on October the 18th 1929 that Canadian women were first declared to be legally considered as 'persons'. They were eligible to join the Senate, or the Upper House of the parliament of Canada.
There are a number of sites in Canada which are dedicated to Women's History Month, and they are –
Heroines.ca A Guide to Women in Canadian History http://www.heroines.ca/celebrate/historymonth.html A full page of news, a gallery, biographies, and a special This Month in History.
Women's History Month: Canada http://womenshistory.about.com/od/whmcanada/Womens_History_Month_Canada.htm The site gives the history of The Person’s Case in Canada, and gives, for example, the history of Celebrating Women's Achievements in Sports.
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 14 October, 2013