Here are some news items which have come across the desk this week -
Curious about your roots? Genealogy convention focuses on fastest growing hobby
You can read the full interview at http://montrealgazette.com/news/local-news/west-island-gazette/curious-about-your-roots-genealogy-convention-focuses-on-fastest-growing-hobby
You can go to their website at http://www.qfhs.ca/
To go to their website on the Conference, go to http://www.bifhsgo.ca/aem.php?eid=1
Meanwhile, the video of the Kent Branch of the Ontario Genealogical Society has been uploaded to the Internet at http://ogs.on.ca/kent/
Learn how our Victorian ancestors buried their death and the rituals and traditions they followed with Catherine MacKendrick from the University of Windsor, Ontario.
Finally, there will be an all-day Digital Odyssey 2015: Open Data, Open Heritage Conference on Friday June 12, 2015 at the George Brown College, Waterfront Campus, Toronto.
The Conference, as the publicity says ‘will examine the intersection of governmental, academic, and community open data and open heritage materials, and investigate the roles that cultural heritage institutions can and should play in concert with other participants in the emerging open data, open heritage environment’.
The website is at https://www.accessola.org/WEB/OLAWEB/OLITA/Digital_Odyssey/Welcome_to_Digital_Odyssey.aspx?WebsiteKey=397368c8-7910-4dfe-807f-9eeb1068be31&hkey=4ef8a67c-6cc6-41e2-9674-a303101e0418
Need help in finding your Canadian ancestors?
As a nod of the hat to the Ontario Genealogical Conference being held in Barrie, Ontario from May 29 to May 31, may we take this opportunity to offer a month-long discount on our research and consultation services of 15% (ends 11 June at midnight).
Just go to Elizabeth Lapointe Research Services at www.elrs.biz, or send an email with the subject "special" to firstname.lastname@example.org to see how I can help you find that elusive Canadian ancestor!
Research Tip! Civil registration for births, marriages and deaths did not start until 01 July 1869 in Ontario. Before then, religious records are one place to look for the information that you require.
Check the Canadian Week in Review every Monday morning for the latest in Genealogy, Heritage, and History news in Canada.
If you missed this week’s edition, it is at http://genealogycanada.blogspot.com/2015/05/canadian-week-in-review-11-may-2015.html
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