Sunday, September 14, 2014

Reminder: Canadian Week in Review

Check the Canadian Week in Review tomorrow morning for the latest in Genealogy, Heritage, and History news in Canada.

It has the most up-to-date news items covered in New/Updated Websites, History, Social Media, and Newspaper Articles.

It’s the ONLY news blog of its kind in country! 

It has been a regular post every Monday morning since April 23, 2012.

Portuguese Presence in Kensington Market

The Kensington Market Historical Society (KMHS) is presenting the talk Portuguese Presence in Kensington Market on October 21st from 6:30 to 8:00 pm at the Lillian H. Smith Branch of the Toronto Public Library, 239 College Street, Toronto.

The KMHS “ gathers, studies, preserves, and disseminates information pertaining to the history of the Kensington Market area. KMHS is committed to discovering and articulating the variable narratives of the Market. We hold public events, publish a newsletter, and undertake research and other projects as interest and expertise permit. We welcome and encourage involvement from the community”.

To read more about the Portuguese community in Canada, go to 

To read the article Portuguese immigration reflect on 50 years in Canada at

Save Norfolk County Branch – Call for Volunteers

Last week, in the 08 September 2014 edition of the Canadian Week in Review (CWR), I wrote an editorial under Story of the Week at noting that the Norfolk County Branch of the Ontario Genealogical Society was going to disband. This action has been of great concern to a number of OGS members, and I have heard from them. Somehow, they want it saved: they do not want the Branch to be disbanded. 

And now, Alan Campbell, the president of the OGS, in the OGS e-Weekly Update, is asking for volunteers to come forward to save the Branch.

Here is his message -
Reminder: Save Norfolk County Branch – Call for Volunteers
Alan Campbell
President OGS
This is a reminder that there is a meeting of Norfolk County Branch of the Ontario Genealogical Society on Sept. 16, 2014 at 7:30 p.m. at the Delhi Seniors Centre, 418 Queen Street, Delhi, Ontario.
This meeting is being held to vote to become an inactive Branch of the Ontario Genealogical Society. The vote is being taken simply because new volunteers have not come forward to fill the positions on the Executive and those of Committee Chairs. It would be unfortunate if a Branch that was chartered in October of 1987, were to move to inactive status with the resulting loss of easier access to family history materials by researchers.
Remember, you don’t have to live in Norfolk County in order to be a volunteer. Many Branches already have volunteers who live in other parts of the world, and this could be your way to contribute to Norfolk County, Ontario genealogy.
Potential volunteers are welcome to contact either Co-chair of Norfolk Branch for more information prior to the meeting –
The Norfolk Branch is at