Monday, October 14, 2013

Canadian Week in Review 14 October 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


The Provincial Archives of New Brunswick. In addition to the vast databases that they have put on during the previous years, they have added 1918 births to their online places to check.


Understanding Your DNA Results: Comparison Charts Lorine, on her blog, Olive Tree Genealogy, discusses the role that DNA plays in genealogy.

Facebook, Videos, You Tube

No new websites this week

Newspapers Articles of the Week

David Chuenyan Lai: He has visited more than 40 Chinatowns and mapped their history Imagine that when David Chuenyan Lai came to the University of Victoria in 1968, he couldn’t find a single book in Chinese in its library.
Today, the retired geography professor has written nearly a dozen books on Chinese-Canadian history, and has visited nearly 40 Chinese communities in Canada.

Finding family roots may mean finding yourself - Metis genealogists search through family myths Read how a person is finding her roots, and herself through her ancestors.

Greber family donates records to South Peace Archives The Hodgson family from Hythe have donated family archives to the South Peace Archives, Alberta. Also watch for a blog about Edna Greber’s scrapbook by her daughter-in-law, Patricia Greber.

Designs Unveiled of the Sir John A. MacDonald Heritage Building The former Bank of Montreal building, at 144 Wellington Street, in Ottawa, is being redesigned to permanently house the Confederation Room (Room 200), formerly in the West Block, across the street, on Parliament Hill.

BRIDPORT: Memory walk will rediscover forgotten West Bay heritage A ‘memory walk’ around West Bay hopes to rediscover some of the heritage of Bridport’s harbour in Newfoundland.

Story of the Week

Call for presenters at 2014 Webinars

The Ontario Genealogical society is joining other societies in presenting Webinars so that it’s members can be better educated and knowledgeable in the business of the society.

In 2014, the Webinars will be presented on a monthly basis, and they are looking for new and experienced speakers with topics about Canada, in particular Ontario, as well as ethnic groups such as Irish, Scottish, English, French, German. Presentations about DNA, methodology, and technology/social media in family history will also be considered

Please send individually up to four topics including your most requested, and new presentations.

What to include:
• Your name
• Mailing address
• Telephone number
• Email address and website
• Audience Level
• Name of Presentation
• Summary of your presentation (250 characters maximum)
• Short Bio (50 words maximum)
• Speaking experience within the last 18 months

Each submission should have a unique subject heading (i.e. kathrynlakehogan1)
Email your submissions no later than 11:59 pm ET, October 31, 2013 to:
Kathryn Lake Hogan, Ontario Genealogical Society Webinar Coordinator at

The next Webinar will be in November, and All OGS members are invited to sign to hear Thomas MacEntee.

Title: You Use WHAT for Genealogy? Wonderful Uses for Unusual Tools

Date: Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Time: 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM EST

Space is limited. Reserve your Webinar seat now at

After registering you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the Webinar.

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 21 October, 2013