FamilySearch posted this notice on their blog Mar 6th –
“The Granite Mountain Vault will be shifting a large amount of films into their newly renovated space. This entails moving half a million rolls of film, and numerous cabinets of fiche and digital media. Since it will be risky to pull items during this time, the Family History Library will not be able to order microfiche or any microfilms above 1,881, 705. Film and fiche with numbers less than 1,881,704 and lower can still be ordered.
This move is scheduled for early April of 2014 and will last about two weeks. Another update will be posted as soon as we have more information.
Saturday the 4 May 2013 from 10:00 am to4:30 pm, there will be aWorkshop given by various members of the Toronto
Branch OGS at the North York Memorial Community Hall, 5110 Yonge St., Toronto
entitled Digging for Gold in Toronto’s Libraries and Archives.
will be a one-day workshop with sessions for all skill levels – full of great
reasons to visit Toronto's wonderful cluster of archives and libraries in
There will be Free genealogy class at the Duncan Family History Centre at Duncan Library, Duncan, British Columbia, on Saturday, January the 26th, and February the 9th.
On the 26th, they will give the course "Beyond the Basics (or Discovering the Dash), and on Saturday, the 9th of February, there will give another free class on "Searching for Your Eastern European Roots."
Pam Wile the Editor of the Nova Scotia Genealogist newsletter from the Genealogical Association of Nova Scotia tells us that they will be open today Sunday, January 13, 2013 from 1:00 to 5:00 pm. EST
They are located at 3258 Isleville Street, Halifax, and you can have a comfortable research space that includes a patrons' computer with internet access and a library. If you can't make it to their place, you can view their library holdings at www.novascotiaancestors.ca/libraryRecords.php
And she tells us that there will be a meeting on Saturday, January 26, and they will be having special speaker Nancy Wilson, and her topic will be Genealogy and Youth.
Nancy Wilson was the Coordinator for the intergenerational genealogy project: Genealogical Sleuths: Youth and Seniors Partnering to Discover their History developed by the South Shore Genealogical Society.
The meeting will be from 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm in the Akins A/V Room, Nova Scotia Archives, University Ave, Halifax, NS.
Attendees are encouraged to bring along a young person - child, grandchild, neighbour, friend - to introduce them to ways to research their family history. Nancy will talk about ways to get youth involved that will inspire you to share your stories with the younger generation.
There will be door prizes and light refreshments will be served.
A selection of our publications will be on display and for sale at the
On March 5, 2013 at 1:30 p. m. there will be a meeting of the Haldimand County Branch OGS at the Haldimand County Museum & Archives, 8 Echo Street, Cayuga, Ontario.
The title of the talk will be "Open House Dead Ends", and the speakers will be members of the branch who will help in any way for those looking up information both from the branch library & museum archives.
Please bring any information that you would like help with in tracing family members in Haldimand County. Sometimes we had dead ends, brick walls & find we are at a lost of how to continue doing research for these people & places.
The Orangeville Citizen reports that the Orangeville Musical Theatre is going to stage the musical Homechild the Musical on January the 12t.
And there will be an exhibition installed at the Orangeville Library. It will be brought there by the Shining Light on the Forgotten – the British Homechildren Traveling Display. The exhibit will include the 2010 Memorial Quilts from Ontario and Alberta, as well as books, pictures, trunks, etc.
Genealogical researcher and advocate, Lori Oschefski is bringing the exhibition to Orangeville’s Library.
The opening date for the exhibit is January 10. The musical opens at the Opera House on January 12, with performances on the 13,18, 19, 20, 25 and 26.
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There is lots of Canadian genealogy news to browse through, so please drop in for a spell.
There are also Canadian heritage and history news items, and the "Website of the Month" - always a surprise treat.
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Booklet #1 - The War of 1812: Canada and the United States
The booklet, “The War of 1812: Canada and the United States”, gives a synopsis of the causes of the War, and details the battles that took place (who, where, and when), and which included British forces, Blacks, and Aboriginal warriors who fought on both sides of the conflict.
Booklet #2 – Migration: Canada and the United States
These headings offer good examples of those who came to Canada, or of Canadians who left for the U.S, and why. The booklet gives a synopsis of what records to look for, the books written on the subject, where to find online resources, and a bonus list of some famous Canadians who migrated to the U.S.