Niagara Historical Society
Founded in 1895, this society is located at Niagara-on-the-Lake, which was the former capital of Upper Canada (Ontario), and the place where some of the battles of the War of 1812-1814 took place.
They sponsor Historical Walking Tours of Niagara-on-the-Lake, and there will be a A Garden Party on the Eve of the Great War: Commemorating the Declaration of the First World War, on Saturday, July 26, 2014.
This Week in History
To read more about the Earl of Selkirk, go to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thomas_Douglas,_5th_Earl_of_Selkirk
To read more about the union, go to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_Church_of_Canada
To read the history of Canada, go to Parliament of Canada at http://archive.cityofkingston.ca/firstcapital/overview.asp
Liverpool, Nova Scotia, located on Nova Scotia’s southwestern shore, will host the 29th edition of Privateer Days from June 20 to 24 this year.
Liverpool was one of British North America's leading privateer ports, and activities for the 2014 edition of Privateer Days include a live encampment, battle re-enactments by the King's Orange Rangers, tours of the Old Burial Ground, and an artisan workshop.
Two curators losing jobs at Canadian Museum of History due to reorganization
One of the curators has 38 years of experience, and was involved with such exhibits as Heart and Soul (on Quebec folk art), and a virtual exhibition called Nettie Covey Sharpe House.
Fireworks festival will proceed even if trees remain at Museum of History site
It looks like the National Capital Commission is not going to cut down trees by the Museum of History so that the firework festival can take place this year.
Shannon and Bryan Prince from North Buxton, near Windsor, Ontario, will be featured on an "Authors and History'' Mississippi River cruise in the spring of 2015. The paddlewheeler will travel from Memphis, Tennessee to New Orleans, Louisiana.
Australian War Memorial signs deal with Canada to commemorate Allied history of World War I
The Australian prime minister made an announcement during his recent visit to Ottawa that a major touring exhibition is planning to come to Ottawa from Australia for the 2017-18 season.
Story of the Week
Lorine McGinnis Schulze, the author of the Olive Tree Genealogy Blog at http://www.olivetreegenealogy.com/can/ont/heir-devisee-commission.shtml, asks if anyone has come across the errors that have been found in the Ontario Heir & Devisee Commission 1777-1854 papers.
This digitized (but not indexed) collection of 21 microfilm reels, ranging from Volume 1 to Volume 104, at the www.Canadiana.org website, on the Heritage webpage, has noticeable errors.
What she has discovered is that Canadian.org has put the incorrect volume numbers to the wrong explanation of what is inside the volumes.
So, she has been writing about this since last year, and has started to placing the correct volume number in a number of blog posts, and they are -
Home District Land Claims 1803 & 1804 - Corrections to Canadiana.org Faulty Content List (May 21, 2014)
Home District Land Claims 1803 & 1804 - Corrections to Canadiana.org Faulty Content List Part 2 (June 14, 2014)
If you are working in these files, it is advisable that you keep aware of the corrected list, and read her blogs, because it will save you time and confusion as you work through them.
As a researcher, I and others, say “Thank you” to Lorine and her series of posts on this error that she has found with regard to these papers.
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 June 23, 2014.