Monday, October 28, 2013

Canadian Week in Review 28 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


Find a Family History Center There are over 4,500 centres throughout the world, and everyone of them are on a map showing their location. This is a good thing to know because when RootsTech 2014 is held in February, it will be live streamed videos in various centers worldwide from Salt Lake City, Utah.


Call for Bloggers: Wants Contributions from YOU Here is your chance to blog about Canadian military history.

Facebook, Videos, You Tube 
How did your street get its name? This is not only a column, but also a podcast which appears weekly with interesting stories about Canada.
Newspapers Articles of the Week

Heritage trades celebrated in Hamilton The exhibit is entitled Building Our Futures, Preserving Our Pasts: A Celebration of Southern Ontario’s Heritage Building Trades and it is opening in Hamilton. 

History of slavery at Windsor heritage home being examined Camille Turner, a researcher from Toronto, is in Windsor, Ontario researching the role that slaves played in the life of Francois Baby and the Baby House, which was used as headquarters in the War of 1812.

Historical ghost walk in Windsor an enlightening good time, Nova Scotia use to be called the Athens of Nova Scotia, and now is the home of ghost stories and walks. The events are put on by the West Hants Historical Society Museum and Quick As A  Wink Theatre Society. The next event will be November the 9th at 7:30.

Governor General's Awards Recognize Five Canadian Women Marking the 84th Anniversary of the Persons Case Persons Day is celebrated annually during Women's History Month in Canada, and this year marks the 34th year of the awards.

The five women are

Constance Backhouse - Ottawa, Ontario

Nahanni Fontaine - Winnipeg, Manitoba

Susan Shiner - St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador

Julie Lalonde - Ottawa, Ontario (Youth Recipient)

Cherry Smiley - Vancouver, British Columbia (Youth Recipient)

Story of the Week

Glenbow Archives has Métis genealogy

Glenbow Library & Archives in Calgary has a wide variety of Métis genealogy on hand to research. The sources cover Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta, and some parts of the Northwest Territories, Ontario, and British Columbia.

They say that some of the genealogical sources unique to Glenbow are

§  Charles Denney Métis Genealogical Collection. Files on over 1,200 families with roots in the Canadian fur trade and the Red River Settlement.

§  Gail Morin Métis Database. A database consisting of pedigree charts of over 40,000 Métis individuals.

§  T. R. "Pat" McCloy Genealogical Collection. Includes a card file on Métis families.
§  Warren Sinclair's Metis Genealogy Collection. Well-documented files on over 900 Canadian Metis families.
§  Geoff Burtonshaw's Metis Genealogy Research Collection. Files created by well-known Metis researcher, who also published "The Metis Newsletter".
§  Métis Scrip applications. Records of the three Canadian Métis Scrip commissions, 1870-1902, and these original records are held at the National Archives of Canada.
The website is
Reminder: Check the Canadian Week in Review next 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 04 November 2013.