Sunday, August 16, 2015

Canadian Genealogy News (GCN) 16 August 2015

 Here are some news items which have come across my desk this morning -

The Annual Phillips Memorial Heritage Forum

One-day event of presentations, walking tours and practical information focusing on Ottawa's Rich Rural and Suburban Heritage. It will take place on Saturday, September 26, 2015 at St. John's Anglican Church, South March, located at 325 Sandhill Road in Kanata (Ottawa).

Bruce Elliott, Professor of History at Carleton University, will deliver the keynote address on the topic of South March as an exemplar of the successes and failures of rural heritage conservation.

You will also hear from other speakers on topics including current heritage conservation practices, how heritage properties are designated, local archaeology, adaptive reuse of heritage structures, and the challenges of maintaining heritage character in older rural neighborhoods.

There will also be site visits to local heritage properties and an optional bus tour of Beaverbrook - soon to be studied for consideration as Ottawa's next heritage district. 

The event runs from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm. Parking at St. John’s Anglican is free for the entire day. The church can also be reached by public transit on OC Transpo Route # 93. 

Event space is limited so pre-registration is required.The registration fee is $20.00 per person, which includes a catered lunch and refreshments during the day. 

You can pre-register for the Heritage Forum online using our website’s donate page to make a $20 payment to Heritage Ottawa via Paypal. Please enter “Heritage Forum” in the donation details area. ( Please note that charitable receipts will not be issued for the $20 Heritage Forum Registration fee. 

One can also mail a cheque with “Heritage Forum” in the subject line, along with your name, address, email and/or telephone number to our office at: Heritage Ottawa, 2 Daly Avenue, Ottawa, ON K1N 6E1 

For more information, please contact, or call 613-230-8841.

Did you index?

During the week long indexing project called Fund the Find, I just checked this morning, and at 7:00 o'clock ET, they have over 80,000 indexers. FamilySearch had been hoping for 100,000 people, and they are close to their goal, but the final number will be announced on Monday. 

You can go to to see what Canadian projects are available. 

If you are interested in indexing, they fully explain the process at

Meanwhile, happy researching!


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