Showing posts with label Hudson's Bay Company. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Hudson's Bay Company. Show all posts

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Manitoba Archives blog “At home and Away”

Manitoba Archives has had a blog since 2014, and its main emphasis is on the First World War and Manitoba.

In April 2015, there are two new postings -

On the 2 April 2015, there is the Keeping a Diary in the Trenches.

George Henry Hambley was one of over 600,000 Canadians who served in the First World War. Hambley enlisted at Camp Hughes (then Camp Sewell) on 13 October 1915 when he was almost 19 years old. He was a trooper in the Canadian Light Horse and served in France, Belgium, and Germany, fighting in the battles of Ypres, Mons, Cambrai, and Vimy Ridge.

And the second post was 7 April 2015 Hudson's Bay Company & Cable Communications

During the First World War cables (also known as telegrams) were an almost immediate source of communication. The Hudson’s Bay Company (HBC) utilized this form of communication on a daily basis in the early 20th century, as demonstrated in a series of inward and outward cables records titled “Cables related to Hudson's Bay Company's wartime business with European governments” from 1914 to 1916.

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Sunday, March 3, 2013

UPDATE: FamilySearch Adds British Columbia Records

FamilySearch has added 6.6 million indexed records and images in the last two weeks, and included in this, is an update to the British Columbia, Crown Land Grant Records, 1851-1874.

These records describe the sale or transfer of specific parcels of Crown land from the provincial government to private persons and organizations. Includes Hudson's Bay Company grants.

You can search by the name of ancestor, or by the place of residence.

The district/town in this collection are –

Boston Bar

Yale Colony of British Columbia: Alexandria District

Colony of Vancouver Island: Esquimalt District

Victoria District Colony of Vancouver Island: Leech River

Colony of Vancouver Island: Maple Bay

Colony of Vancouver Island: Newcastle

Colony of Vancouver Island: Newcastle

Nanaimo District Colony of Vancouver Island: Victoria Douglas

There are more than 4,567 images that can be search at