Showing posts with label Directories. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Directories. Show all posts

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

There is so much genealogy here

The Oshawa Public Library in Oshawa, Ontario just have oodles of information which have been digitized and are online at 
They have been categorized into the following subject areas -
Clubs and Associations
Education in Oshawa
Entertainment in Oshawa
**General Local History**
**Oshawa Families**
**Religious Life in Oshawa**
This is a prized collection (especially the Directories) that the library has put together.
Their website is at

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If you missed this week’s edition, it is at

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

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

Wednesday, March 13, 2013 UPDATE: Canada, City and Area Directories, 1819-1906

As of 12 March, 2013, has 8,299,563 people in their database of Canadian directories.

TherThere are directories for Kentville, Nova Scotia, and Henry B. Webster is listed there as a barrister in 1867, in the Hutchinson’s Nova Scotia Directory, 1866-1867, and in 1869 in the  McAlpine’s Nova Scotia Directory, 1868-1869.

Henry B. Webster was the son of Henry Webster of Kentville, Nova Scotia, and Edwardiana Barclay, Shelburne, Nova Scotia, who was the only daughter of James Barclay and Catherine Bingay, the brother to my g-g-g-g-grandfather George Barclay.

So go to, put in the name of yout ancestor, and see what come up – you may be surprised.