Tuesday, January 6, 2015

New Book at the Genealogy Services Collection

Library and Archives Canada (LAC) has released the titles of new Family Histories and Ethnic and Local Histories of the Genealogy Services Collection, and they are available at the LAC.

You can go to the Genealogy and Family History Room located on the 3rd floor at 395 Wellington in Ottawa. 

Family Histories

De nos ancêtres Houallet en France aux descendants Ouellet-te en Nouvelle-France, de François Houallet et Isabelle Barré, à leur fils René et son rêve américain by Jeannine Ouellet

Généalogie ascendante de Maurice Fortier by Lise Lefebvre

La descendance de Pierre Gilbert, capitaine de vaisseau: Petite-Rivière-Saint-François à partir de 1756 by Jules Garneau

André Marsil dit Lespagnol: l'ancêtre des Marcil et Mercille d'Amérique (1642-1725) by Denis Marsil

La famille Miville-Dechêne, Julie: l'arrivée en Nouvelle-France et les pérégrinations à Québec et dans les environs du 17e au 21e siècle by Michel Émond

Larocque family by Charles G. Clermont

L'histoire de la famille acadienne des Lejeune dit Briard: les sept premières générations et plus by André-Carl Vachon

Looking back: a history of the Robert and Hannah (Swinton) Williamson family, 2013-1783 by M. Yvonne Brown

The Amos B. Weber family history by Tim Campbell

The legacy of Peter Martin by Tim Campbell

The Noah B. Martin family history by Tim Campbell

The scent of oil: a Nicklos/Perkins family saga by Gary May
Ethnic and Local Histories

Atlas généalogique de la France ancestrale: pays des migrants vers la Nouvelle-France by Micheline Perreault

Dictionnaire des souches allemandes et scandinaves au Québec by Claude Kaufholtz-Couture and Claude Crégheur

Irish presence: the protestant religious history, volume 1: Villages et visages en Lotbinière (includes cemetery transcriptions), research and writing by Sylvie Bernard; translation by Claude Crégheur and Mélanie St-Jean

La colonie nantaise de Lac-Mégantic: une implantation française au Québec au XIXe siècle by Marcel Fournier

Le pays des filles du Roy... au confluent du Saint-Laurent et de la Richelieu by Louise Biron, Danielle Mailloux and Louise Pelletier

Les Filles du roi au XVIIe siècle: orphelines en France, pionnières au Canada by Yves Landry

Les sépultures du coteau des Cèdres, 1750-1780 by Jean-Luc Brazeau and Isabelle Aubuchon

Patriotes, reformers, rebels & raiders: tracing your ancestors during the troublous times in Upper and Lower Canada, 1820-1851 by Kenneth Cox

Pour que rien ne s'efface: Notre-Dame-de-Lourdes, 2014 by Robert Charbonneau, Mario Cyr and Huguette Plourde

Répertoire des naissances, des mariages et des décès de la paroisse de Saint-Émilien, Desbiens, 1926-1941 by Société d'histoire du Lac-Saint-Jean

The Irish Catholic families of Puslinch Township, Wellington County, Ontario: a genealogy by Marjorie Clark

The website of the LAC is http://www.bac-lac.gc.ca/eng/discover/genealogy/Pages/introduction.aspx 

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Beginning Genealogy Study Group

Dear Myrt, of the Dear Myrtle Your Friend in Genealogy website, https://plus.google.com/u/0/+DearmyrtlePage/posts/Y2MgdSmFpqi?cfem=1uis, will be hosting the Beginning Genealogy Study Group, a 20-week genealogy class starting on.
Wednesday, 07 January 2015.

The class will use an online syllabus and materials, with sample documents from each record group discussed. Sounds like a good idea!

I have known Dear Myrt when I was first on the Internet in 1995, and have wondered why she hasn’t done this before, because she is certainty capable of leading a study group in this regard.

So if you are just starting genealogy, go to the site at noon on Wednesday (there is a time zone converter on her site), or if you have been at it a long time, take a look because I find that there is always something new to learn.

I will be there on Wednesday. Will you?

British Columbia and Ontario Cemetery Finding Aids

Although these two sites have been on the Internet since 1998, were last updated in 2000, and have been surpassed by Find-A-Grave and other cemetery sites, they still hold information that these other sites may not have.

The reason why I go back to them is because Ron Demaray—who was the webmaster for these two sites—and his many volunteers went through the cemetery transcriptions that the genealogical societies had, and put the name of the deceased on the internet, plus the name of the cemetery, where it is located, and a reference number of the genealogy society.

For example, the British Columbia Cemetery Aid can tell me that there is an Agnes Barclay buried in the Royal Oak Burial Park (Section J) on Falaise Drive, in Victoria, on Vancouver Island, and the reference is VCS-ROBP-MRK, which is the Victoria Genealogical Society. Unfortunately, it does not tell me the dates of the burial, but it does give me the reference where it can be looked up. 

The British Columbia Cemetery Finding Aid is found at http://bccfa.islandnet.com//homepage.html

And for the Ontario Cemetery Finding Aid, it is found at http://ocfa.islandnet.com

From this information, you can then see exactly what’s available to you in their resources.

So the two sites can give you a clue to search further … and that is what we are looking for, right?