Showing posts with label GenealogyToday. Show all posts
Showing posts with label GenealogyToday. Show all posts

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

New Website

Every American blog you see today has news from Illya d'Addezio <> saying that he will have a new webpage on the free Live Roots website which will be launched October 10th. The site will list the various genealogy databases and publishers' catalogs.

But we already have a free website which highlights some Canadian sites, and it is the Canadian Genealogy Projects Registry!

It was started in the late 1990s and is a part of the Alberta Family Histories Society <>.

There is births, marriages and deaths already online from church records, civil records, newspaper announcements, bibliographies, and directories - to name but a few resources from all over the country.

Immigration, passenger lists, land-related records, and lineages are some other records that are included.

I have used the registry in looking for my Webster ancestry in Kentville, Nova Scotia (and I found their deaths in newspaper listings) and one branch of the family that went to Winnipeg, Manitoba, and I also found them there.

Also check the Brian W. Hutchinson Scholarship while you are there!

It is a scholarship open to all genealogists to Canadians and is worth $500.00 annually to the person to use for book(s) and the cost of tuition in a recognized educational or accrediation/certification program.

The deadline to submit is 31 December, 2008.

Monday, September 1, 2008

Canada has baseball genealogy, too!!!

Today, I was out to the final baseball game of the season for the Ottawa Rapidz of the Can-Am League. Unfortunately, the team lost their last game of the 2008 season, but there were over 5,000 people present, who thought it was just about the best game they had seen all season.

So, to celebrate all people who like baseball, I direct you to an article I wrote this summer for "Canadian Connections" on the website called "Play Ball", and published in May, 2008. The link is <>.

For those interested in stats, their win/loss record is 31-62, not bad for their first year. They replaced the Ottawa Lynx, a Triple-A team.

Thursday, July 31, 2008

LAC Conference 2008 - Blog

I will be away on vacation from Friday, August 1st to Sunday, August 11th. But, "I will be away on vacation", is a relative term - because for two days I will be at the "Genealogy and Local History for all: Services to Multicultural Communities" (August 6 & 7) in Ottawa. It is a Satellite Conference sponsored by GENLOC/RISS International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions under the organization of the Library and Archives Canada.

While there, I plan to meet with Dave Obee, a genealogist from British Columbia, and Janet Tomkins, a librarian with the genealogy department at the Vancouver Public Library.

While I am gone, if you want something of mine to read, you can check "Canadian Connections" on the <> website.

I have been writing for them since 2002 about everything Canadian in genealogy, heritage, and history.

And you can also read the current issue of e-NewsLeaf, which can be accessed if you are a member of the Ontario Genealogy Society <>. I became the editor of e-NewsLeaf when it was started back in April.

The latest newsletter just came out last weekend (July 2008 Volume 1, No. 4) and has articles on the Nipissing Branch Receives Trillium Award, "The Wall of Ancestors" at Conference '08, Information Wanted for Local History Book, African Roots in Canada, and Ottawa Branch Supports Local Library.

I will be back on the blog Monday, August 11th.