Monday, July 20, 2015

Canadian Week in Review 20 July 2015

I have come across the following Canadian genealogy, history and heritage websites, social media, and newspaper articles this past week that were of interest to me, and I thought you might be interested in them, too. 

This Week in Canadian History 

Carmen Lombardo 1903-1971, was born in London, Ontario on July 16th. Lombardo was of course a member of brother Guy Lombardo's Royal Canadians. It was a dance band which was popular from the 1940s to the 1970s. 

In 1792, at Niagara-on-the-Lake Ontario, John Graves Simcoe 1752-1806 issued a royal proclamation dividing Upper Canada into districts and counties, and setting the allotment of representatives. 

To read about the division, go to the Archives of Ontario site at 

Social Media

Family Tree Knots

New Brunswick Research Sites

A very good survey of New Brunswick research to add to your toolkit

Newspaper Articles

Prince Edward Island

Bedeque museum displays senior's history collection in new exhibits

One man's donation of 3,000 items has filled the once empty second floor of the Bedeque Area Historical Museum.

Part of the collection donated by Howard Clark is now displayed in a number of new exhibits at the museum

New Brunswick 

Albert County group aims to grow living apple tree museum

Some Albert County residents want to preserve unique New Brunswick apple varieties and they are looking for help in locating apple trees 


The man behind the scenes

The awards range from the Gemini he netted for the time-lapse video of the building of the (then-named) SkyDome in Toronto to the 12 international awards his recent War of 1812 reenactment video picked up and plenty in between.

Canadians give thumbs-down to grandiose memorials planned for Ottawa and Nova Scotia:poll

Fifty-eight per cent of respondents to the survey by Postmedia and research firm Mainstreet Technologies said they disapproved of plans to erect a memorial to victims of communism in Ottawa, while 50 per cent objected to a huge statue planned for Nova Scotia.

British Columbia 

Green Island Lighthouse granted heritage status by Parks Canada

The Pacific northwest just got a little more historically symbolic.

The Green Island Lighthouse, located just south of the Alaskan border, gained heritage status by Parks Canada on July 2, along with 20 other B.C. lighthouses.

The Stories This Week

Travel Canada this summer!

Every province, city, town and village has a list of things to so in the summer in Canada.

Always looking for new places to go, I have been reading them, and here are some that you might find interesting - 

50 things to do in Canada this summer

Top Things To Do & See In Canada: Tourist Attractions 

20 Things You Must Do This Summer In Canada 

100 Places to Visit in Canada This Summer 

And here is 50 free things you can do this summer - 

50 free things to do this summer

And that was the Canadian genealogy, history, and heritage news in Canada this past week!