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Showing posts with label Research. Show all posts

Sunday, May 24, 2015

OGS - Primary Call for Presentations 2016




Here is the press release sent out by the OGS last night -

Ontario Genealogical Society Conference 2016

Genealogy on the Cutting Edge

Primary Call for Presentations

The Ontario Genealogical Society’s Toronto Branch will host the Society’s annual conference on June 3-5, 2016 at Toronto's International Plaza Hotel. The Society (OGS) enjoys the largest membership of any Canadian family history organization. The conference theme, “Genealogy on the Cutting Edge”, has been selected to inspire excitement among speakers, exhibitors and attendees alike.

In keeping with this theme, we invite proposals for presentations on: (1) the latest developments in archives, libraries, museums and societies in the heritage sector, (2) recently discovered or released genealogical records, (3) newly developed genealogical databases, transcriptions or indexes, (4) innovative theoretical or methodological approaches to genealogical or historical research, including case histories, (5) cutting-edge technology and its application for family historians, whether in information management, mobile computing, genetic testing and analysis, or other emerging fields.

Most sessions will be one hour long. However, we are open to proposals for shorter "what's new" presentations, longer seminars, or multi-part lectures. Topics for interactive, hands-on workshops are also welcome (typically half-day sessions). Speakers will receive an honorarium, plus appropriate expenses and complimentary Conference registration. In early 2016 speakers will submit content for our multi-media digital “Bonus Materials” package – including, but not restricted to, traditional syllabus text files.

Please submit your proposals by e-mail. Include your full name, mailing address, telephone number, e-mail address, website address (if applicable) and biographical information, including recent speaking credits. For each proposal, please provide a unique title and a summary of at most 250 words, and identify the intended audience (beginner, intermediate, advanced) and A/V requirements. Multiple proposals are encouraged.

DEADLINE FOR PROPOSALS: 14 August 2015

To submit proposals or ask questions, please contact the Conference 2016 Program Committee at: conference2016@ogs.on.ca.

A supplementary call for presentations on late-breaking cutting-edge developments will be issued closer to the event. Anyone considering this option is encouraged to provide a heads-up of what may be in the works. For more information about OGS and Toronto Branch respectively, please visit: www.ogs.on.ca and www.torontofamilyhistory.org.

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SPECIAL OFFER!!!!!!!!!

Need help in finding your elusive Canadian ancestors?

As a nod of the hat to the Ontario Genealogical Conference being held in Barrie, Ontario from May 29 to May 31, may we take this opportunity to offer a month-long discount on our research and consultation services of 15% (ends 11 June at midnight).

Just go to Elizabeth Lapointe Research Services at www.elrs.biz, or send an email with the subject "special" to genealogyresearch@aol.com to see how I can help you find that elusive Canadian ancestor!

Research Tip! The Toronto Branch of the Ontario Genealogical Society has most of the City Directories of Toronto online from 1833 to 1922 at http://torontofamilyhistory.org/researching-toronto-ancestors/city-directories/.   
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Check the Canadian Week in Review every Monday morning for the latest in Genealogy, Heritage, and History news in Canada.

If you missed this week’s edition, it is at http://genealogycanada.blogspot.com/2015/05/canadian-week-in-review-18-may-2014.html
 
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Friday, May 22, 2015

North Sydney Heritage Museum, Nova Scotia


Thirty years ago, the people of North Sydney, Nova Scotia built a heritage museum because they wanted some place to put all of their artifacts and paper documents.

They have just recently renovated the place, and now they have a number of exhibitions on display.  These exhibits centre around immigration, transportation, the military and communication.

They are also planning to have a number of speakers come to the museum this summer, and one of them will be Joan Dawson who has written A History of Nova Scotia in 50 Objects. She will appear on Monday the 25 of May from 7-8 p.m.

She has also authored Mapmaker's Legacy, Nova Scotia's Lost Highways, and Nova Scotia's Historic Rivers.

The website is http://www.northsydneymuseum.ca/index.html

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SPECIAL OFFER!!!!!!!!!

Need help in finding your Canadian ancestors?

As a nod of the hat to the Ontario Genealogical Conference being held in Barrie, Ontario from May 29 to May 31, may we take this opportunity to offer a month-long discount on our research and consultation services of 15% (ends 11 June at midnight).

Just go to Elizabeth Lapointe Research Services at www.elrs.biz, or send an email with the subject "special" to genealogyresearch@aol.com to see how I can help you find that elusive Canadian ancestor!

Research Tip!  There are immigration records for North Sydney from November 1906 to August 1922. The immigrants came from Newfoundland and St-Pierre et Miquelon.  r========================================================================

Check the Canadian Week in Review every Monday morning for the latest in Genealogy, Heritage, and History news in Canada.

If you missed this week’s edition, it is at http://genealogycanada.blogspot.com/2015/05/canadian-week-in-review-18-may-2014.html
 
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Canadian genealogist to present Family Tree University webinar


If you don’t know who Janice Nickerson is already, she is a professional Canadian genealogist from Toronto, Ontario who has been asked by Family Tree University to give a live, one-hour webinar called Canadian Genealogy Crash Course on Tuesday, May 26th, starting at 7 pm Eastern (6 pm Central/5 pm Mountain/4 pm Pacific).

To register for the course, go to http://www.shopfamilytree.com/canadian-genealogy-crash-course-live-webinar?et_mid=753000&rid=238906143

Janice has been doing Canadian genealogy for 30 years, so she knows her stuff.

There will be a live Q&A after the webinar, so be sure to have your questions ready!

Janice also has a website at Upper Canada Genealogy (helping you trace your Ontario roots…) at http://www.uppercanadagenealogy.com/

Thursday, May 21, 2015

UPDATE: OGS Conference – Interview No 7


Cindy Robichaud of the Ontario Genealogical Society interviews conference attendee, Michele Watson, from Essex Branch, OGS.
 
Listen to Michele as she tells us how she became interested in family history, and what she hopes to gain from attending the Conference in Barrie this year. 
 
 
And to view the other interviews on this blog, you can go to the following websites -

Interview No 1 with Thomas MacEntee and Dr.Janet Few at http://genealogycanada.blogspot.com/2015/02/update-ogs-conference-interviews.html

Interview No 2 with Dr. Maurice Gleeson at http://genealogycanada.blogspot.com/2015/02/another-ogs-interview.html

Interview No 3 with Kirsty Gray http://genealogycanada.blogspot.com/2015/02/update-ogs-conference-interview-no-3.html

Interview No 4 with Dave Obee http://genealogycanada.blogspot.com/2015/03/update-ogs-conference-interview-no-4.html

Interview No 5 with Richard M. Doherty http://genealogycanada.blogspot.com/2015/03/update-ogs-conference-interview-no-5.html

Interview No 6 with Kathryn Lake Hogan http://genealogycanada.blogspot.com/2015/03/update-ogs-conference-interview-no-6.html 
 
 
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SPECIAL OFFER!!!!!!!!!

Need help in finding your Canadian ancestors?

As a nod of the hat to the Ontario Genealogical Conference being held in Barrie, Ontario from May 29 to May 31, may we take this opportunity to offer a month-long discount on our research and consultation services of 15% (ends 11 June at midnight).

Just go to Elizabeth Lapointe Research Services at www.elrs.biz, or send an email with the subject "special" to genealogyresearch@aol.com to see how I can help you find that elusive Canadian ancestor!
 
Research Tip! What a better way to see and meet with people that are from the same areas as your ancestors than to go to the Marketplace at the OGS conference where there will be many vendors from the province there. The website is http://www.ogs.on.ca/conference/marketplace/ 
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Check the Canadian Week in Review every Monday morning for the latest in Genealogy, Heritage, and History news in Canada.

If you missed this week’s edition, it is at http://genealogycanada.blogspot.com/2015/05/canadian-week-in-review-18-may-2014.html
 
It’s the ONLY news blog of its kind in Canada

 

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

More Canadian records are added to FamilySearch


They have added the following records -

Canadian Passenger List 1881-1922

They have added 2111 images to an existing collection.

The website says “Contains records for the ports of Quebec City, 1900-1921; Halifax, 1881-1922; Saint John, 1900-1912; North Sydney, 1906-1912; Vancouver, 1905-1912; Victoria, 1905-1912; New York, 1906-1912; and Eastern US Ports, 1905-1912. The lists for United States ports include only those names of passengers with intentions of proceeding directly to Canada”.

The website is https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1823240?et_cid=49343831&et_rid=839174644&linkid=https%3a%2f%2ffamilysearch.org%2fsearch%2fcollection%2f1823240&cid=

Newfoundland Vital Statistics 1753 - 1893

They have added 191,573 new indexed to the record collection

The website includes images of church record transcripts. Contains baptisms, marriages, and some burials from many churches in the province

The website is https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1793777?et_cid=49343831&et_rid=839174644&linkid=https%3a%2f%2ffamilysearch.org%2fsearch%2fcollection%2f1793777&cid=
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SPECIAL OFFER!!!!!!!!!

Need help in finding your Canadian ancestors?

As a nod of the hat to the Ontario Genealogical Conference being held in Barrie, Ontario from May 29 to May 31, may we take this opportunity to offer a month-long discount on our research and consultation services of 15% (ends 11 June at midnight).

Just go to Elizabeth Lapointe Research Services at www.elrs.biz, or send an email with the subject "special" to genealogyresearch@aol.com to see how I can help you find that elusive Canadian ancestor!
 
Research Tip! If you want to explore the possible research Wiki for Canada, go to https://familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/Canada_Genealogy. They have completely sourced documents, and are adding more every day.
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Check the Canadian Week in Review every Monday morning for the latest in Genealogy, Heritage, and History news in Canada.

If you missed this week’s edition, it is at http://genealogycanada.blogspot.com/2015/05/canadian-week-in-review-18-may-2014.html
 
It’s the ONLY news blog of its kind in Canada

 

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Passenger and Crew Lists for U.S. Bound Vessels Arriving in Canada



Ancestry.com has added a new database to their site over the weekend - Passenger and Crew Lists for U.S. Bound Vessels Arriving in Canada 1912-1939 and 1953-1962.

These are people who disembarked at Montreal, Quebec; Saint John, New Brunswick; Halifax, Nova Scotia; Vancouver, British Columbia; Victoria, British Columbia; Toronto, Ontario either by boat or by plane.

They say that ‘This collection contains forms, or passenger lists, submitted to the Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) by airline captains and shipmasters. These passenger lists and crew manifests provide information regarding vessels and passengers arriving in various Canadian ports from 1912-1939 and 1953-1962’.

You can expect to find some or all of the information, such as -

  • Full name of passenger
  • Age
  • Gender
  • Marital status
  • Occupation
  • Citizenship (nationality)
  • Place of residence
  • Final destination
  • Birth date
  • Birth place
  • Port of arrival
  • Date of arrival
  • Port of embarkation
  • Ship name
  • Shipping line

The database is at http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=60501

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SPECIAL OFFER!!!!!!!!!

Need help in finding your Canadian ancestors?

As a nod of the hat to the Ontario Genealogical Conference being held in Barrie, Ontario from May 29 to May 31, may we take this opportunity to offer a month-long discount on our research and consultation services of 15% (ends 11 June at midnight).

Just go to Elizabeth Lapointe Research Services at www.elrs.biz, or send an email with the subject "special" to genealogyresearch@aol.com to see how I can help you find that elusive Canadian ancestor!
 
Research Tip! Canada is known as an immigrant nation. To research the immigrants who cane here, a good book on the subject is Destination Canada: A Genealogical Guide to Immigration Records by Dave Obee.
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Check the Canadian Week in Review every Monday morning for the latest in Genealogy, Heritage, and History news in Canada.

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Sunday, May 17, 2015

The Georgetown Boys


On April 23, city councillors and over 400 interested people gathered at a solemn ceremony at Cedarvale Park, Georgetown, Ontario commemorate the 100th anniversary of the genocide that the Turkish Ottoman Empire raged on the Armenian people. As a result, more than 400 Canadians, mostly of Armenian descent, came to Georgetown.

Why Georgetown you may ask?

From 1915-1923 the Turkish Ottoman Empire tragically killed an estimated 1.5 million Armenians during a disgraceful act of genocide.

In 1923 Armenian orphans were given a second chance at life by our Canadian government. In 1923, on Dominion Day, 50 Armenian boys arrived at the Cedarvale farm. Overall, 109 boys aged 9-12 endured a three week long journey by foot, road, sea and train to arrive in Georgetown.

They all became known as the “The Georgetown Boys”.

The Georgetown Boys http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Georgetown_Boys

Georgetown Boys Farmhouse Designated Historic Site

http://armenianweekly.com/2010/07/08/georgetown-boys-farmhouse-designated-historic-site/

The Georgetown Boys

https://humanrights.ca/blog/georgetown-boys-and-girls

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SPECIAL OFFER!!!!!!!!!

Need help in finding your Canadian ancestors?

As a nod of the hat to the Ontario Genealogical Conference being held in Barrie, Ontario from May 29 to May 31, may we take this opportunity to offer a month-long discount on our research and consultation services of 15% (ends 11 June at midnight).

Just go to Elizabeth Lapointe Research Services at www.elrs.biz, or send an email with the subject "special" to genealogyresearch@aol.com to see how I can help you find that elusive Canadian ancestor!
 
Research Tip! If you are researching the Home Children of Canada, the British Isles Family History Society of Greater Ottawa ( BIFHSGO) has a list at http://www.bifhsgo.ca/cpage.php?pt=4
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Check the Canadian Week in Review every Monday morning for the latest in Genealogy, Heritage, and History news in Canada.

If you missed this week’s edition, it is at http://genealogycanada.blogspot.com/2015/05/canadian-week-in-review-11-may-2015.html
 
It’s the ONLY news blog of its kind in Canada.
 

Saturday, May 16, 2015

Northern Lights on Parliament Hill


 
On July 10, 2015, Canadian Heritage, in collaboration with its exclusive sponsor Manulife, will launch Northern Lights. This entirely new 30-minute experience of sound and light is a thrilling thematic journey through Canada's history presented in spectacular detail against the backdrop of the Parliament Buildings.
 
As momentum builds toward Canada 150 celebrations, Northern Lights reflects the important milestones in Canadian history.
 
Facts you should know about the show -
  • The inaugural season for Northern Lights runs from July 10 to September 12, 2015.
  • Northern Lights is a free bilingual show that will be presented each night on Parliament Hill for the next five summers (2015 to 2019).
  • Using state-of-the-art digital technology, the show illuminates Canadian stories of nation-building, partnership, discovery, valour, pride and vision for a country.
  • It is the sixth edition of the sound and light show on Parliament Hill since 1984.
  • Over its five-year run, the previous show, Mosaika: Canada through the eyes of its people, was seen by more than 1.1 million spectators.
I saw my first shows about 4-years ago, in the company of about a 1,000 spectators who were amazed by the show. It seems as if the whole center block of the Parliament Building came alive as it traced Canadian history through the ages.
 
Now I will have an excuse to go back this summer!
 
If you want more information, go to http://canada.pch.gc.ca/eng/1431101626033/1431101731481
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SPECIAL OFFER!!!!!!!!!

Need help in finding your Canadian ancestors?

As a nod of the hat to the Ontario Genealogical Conference being held in Barrie, Ontario from May 29 to May 31, may we take this opportunity to offer a month-long discount on our research and consultation services of 15% (ends 11 June at midnight).

Just go to Elizabeth Lapointe Research Services at www.elrs.biz, or send an email with the subject "special" to genealogyresearch@aol.com to see how I can help you find that elusive Canadian ancestor!
 
Research Tip! Include your ancestors in their proper historical context. Read history books, watch Canadian history shows, read this blog which regularly has posts which feature Canadian history. To find those posts, use the Search feature to the right of this post.
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Check the Canadian Week in Review every Monday morning for the latest in Genealogy, Heritage, and History news in Canada.

If you missed this week’s edition, it is at http://genealogycanada.blogspot.com/2015/05/canadian-week-in-review-11-may-2015.html
 
It’s the ONLY news blog of its kind in Canada.
 

Friday, May 15, 2015

An International Conference on Family History in Quebec


 
There will be the Roots 2015 Conference held by the Quebec Family history Society in Montreal this summer from June 19 - 21, 2015 at McGill University. 

If you are already registered you know you will be -

  • Attending The largest English Language Genealogical Conference held in Quebec  
  • Listening to speakers with extensive knowledge and experience in genealogical research
  • Attending an Opening Ceremonies with a Special Guest Speaker
  • Enjoying a Gala Banquet with a Gourmet Meal and Live Entertainment
  • Receiving Gift Bags that Includes a Complementary Course for Genealogical Studies from a National Institute
  • Browsing and Shopping at a Genealogical Resource Fair
  • Winning Door Prizes 

However if you are NOT registered, it is not too LATE.

The early registration prices for members and non-members have been EXTENDED to June 19, 2015

Registration is simple and payment can be made online or by cheque

Since you are receiving this email you are eligible to select the lower registration price for members.

Your Membership Number appears at the top of the mailing label on the back cover of Connections.

If you cannot find it, leave the number blank and we will look it up for you.

For more Details including Registration go to http://www.qfhs.ca/

Come Expand your Genealogical Knowledge and Have Fun 
 
PS: A block of rooms for visitors has been reserved at McGill University New Residence Hall. These luxury hotel-style accommodations are in the center of Montreal and are priced at $89.00 per day. 
 
Contact the Residence directly at (514) 398 - 3471 or by email residence@megill.ca
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SPECIAL OFFER!!!!!!!!!

Need help in finding your Canadian ancestors?

As a nod of the hat to the Ontario Genealogical Conference being held in Barrie, Ontario from May 29 to May 31, may we take this opportunity to offer a month-long discount on our research and consultation services of 15% (ends 11 June at midnight).

Just go to Elizabeth Lapointe Research Services at www.elrs.biz, or send an email with the subject "special" to genealogyresearch@aol.com to see how I can help you find that elusive Canadian ancestor!
 
Research Tip!  Are you a cherry picker when it come to genealogy? When you see a name that you think belongs to your tree in an index, put it through a rigorous set of tests before you place the name is your tree. For example, is he/she from the correct place, and is he/she the correct age?   
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If you missed this week’s edition, it is at http://genealogycanada.blogspot.com/2015/05/canadian-week-in-review-11-may-2015.html
 
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UPDATE! LAC adds more service files online


As of today, 155,110 of 640,000 service files are available online, and you can see them by going to the Soldiers of the First World War: 1914-1918 database at http://www.bac-lac.gc.ca/eng/discover/military-heritage/first-world-war/first-world-war-1914-1918-cef/Pages/canadian-expeditionary-force.aspx.

Library and Archives Canada is digitizing the service files systematically, from box 1 to box 10686, which roughly corresponds to alphabetical order.

The latest digitized box is #3518, which corresponds to the surname “Gilbert”

Please visit the Digitization of the Canadian Expedition Force Service Files at http://www.bac-lac.gc.ca/eng/discover/military-heritage/Pages/digitization-cef-service-files.aspx for more details on the digitization project.

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SPECIAL OFFER!!!!!!!!!

Need help in finding your Canadian ancestors?

As a nod of the hat to the Ontario Genealogical Conference being held in Barrie, Ontario from May 29 to May 31, may we take this opportunity to offer a month-long discount on our research and consultation services of 15% (ends 11 June at midnight).

Just go to Elizabeth Lapointe Research Services at www.elrs.biz, or send an email with the subject "special" to genealogyresearch@aol.com to see how I can help you find that elusive Canadian ancestor!
 
Research Tip! Please note that over the years, the content of some boxes of the Soldiers of the First World War; 1914-1918 has had to be moved and, you might find that the file you want, with a surname that is supposed to have been digitized, is now located in another box that has not yet been digitized. You should phone the LAC at 1-866-578-7777 for more information.    
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Check the Canadian Week in Review every Monday morning for the latest in Genealogy, Heritage, and History news in Canada.

If you missed this week’s edition, it is at http://genealogycanada.blogspot.com/2015/05/canadian-week-in-review-11-may-2015.html
 
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Artifacts from HMS Erebus on display this Victoria Day weekend



Don’t miss this rare chance to view artifacts recently recovered from the HMS Erebus, on display at the Canadian Museum of History this weekend only. The micro-exhibit features objects recovered during the recent Canada Park’s expedition in the High Arctic to research the famed Sir John Franklin shipwreck. Parks Canada staff will be on site to answer your questions.

The exhibit will be open to the public May 14–18, 2015 at the W.E. Taylor Salon
Canadian Museum of History, Gatineau, Quebec. (The museum is located right across the river from Ottawa).

They also say that in 2017, the Museum, in collaboration with Parks Canada, will present a special exhibition on the search for the Northwest Passage and Sir John Franklin’s disastrous final voyage of 1845.

The website is http://www.historymuseum.ca/home

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SPECIAL OFFER!!!!!!!!!

Need help in finding your Canadian ancestors?

As a nod of the hat to the Ontario Genealogical Conference being held in Barrie, Ontario from May 29 to May 31, may we take this opportunity to offer a month-long discount on our research and consultation services of 15% (ends 11 June at midnight).

Just go to Elizabeth Lapointe Research Services at www.elrs.biz, or send an email with the subject "special" to genealogyresearch@aol.com to see how I can help you find that elusive Canadian ancestor!
 
Research Tip! You should focus your research question when contacting a professional genealogist. The most popular question concerns the relationship of one person to another. For example, Who were the parents of Andrew Barclay who lived in Shelburne, Nova Scotia from 1783 to 1832? 
 
 
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Check the Canadian Week in Review every Monday morning for the latest in Genealogy, Heritage, and History news in Canada.

If you missed this week’s edition, it is at http://genealogycanada.blogspot.com/2015/05/canadian-week-in-review-11-may-2015.html
 
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Thursday, May 14, 2015

Dictionary of Miramichi Biography


 
The Provincial Archives of New Brunswick has just put on the Dictionary of Miramichi Biography by W. D. Hamilton where he gives biographical history of people in the area.

But this database presently only consists of the 2013 update of his Dictionary of Miramichi Biography (1997) which contains 1,109 biographical sketches.

There is a name index, occupation index, and organization index.
 
He also gives the sources which is good for genealogists because it means that you can go back to the original source to see where he got the information and make up your own mind to its authenticity.
 

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Need help in finding your Canadian ancestors?

As a nod of the hat to the Ontario Genealogical Conference being held in Barrie, Ontario from May 29 to May 31, may we take this opportunity to offer a month-long discount on our research and consultation services of 15% (ends 11 June at midnight).

Just go to Elizabeth Lapointe Research Services at www.elrs.biz, or send an email with the subject "special" to genealogyresearch@aol.com to see how I can help you find that elusive Canadian ancestor!
 
Research Tip! Gravestones (grave markers, tombstones) are not a genealogical source, because there may be too many human errors in carving the information on the stone. They are clues only.
 
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Check the Canadian Week in Review every Monday morning for the latest in Genealogy, Heritage, and History news in Canada.

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Online Records of Saint John Almshouse, New Brunswick



The admission records of the Saint John Almshouse, New Brunswick are online at
and they are FREE!

The records contained in the St. John [sic] City Almshouse Admission Registers from 1843-1897  and the Saint John Almshouse Admission Registers, 1843-1884 for individuals admitted to the Alms and Work House, the Emigrant Infirmary, and the St. John Emigrant Orphan Asylum.

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Need help in finding your Canadian ancestors?

As a nod of the hat to the Ontario Genealogical Conference being held in Barrie, Ontario from May 29 to May 31, may we take this opportunity to offer a month-long discount on our research and consultation services of 15% (ends 11 June at midnight).

Just go to Elizabeth Lapointe Research Services at www.elrs.biz, or send an email with the subject "special" to genealogyresearch@aol.com to see how I can help you find that elusive Canadian ancestor!
 
Research Tip! In Canada, among other items, you can trace a person's age, name, place of birth, religion, occupation, origin, and martial status through the census reports from 1851 to 1921.    
 
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Check the Canadian Week in Review every Monday morning for the latest in Genealogy, Heritage, and History news in Canada.

If you missed this week’s edition, it is at http://genealogycanada.blogspot.com/2015/05/canadian-week-in-review-11-may-2015.html
 
It’s the ONLY news blog of its kind in Canada!

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Extra news items



Here are some news items which have come across the desk this week - 

Curious about your roots? Genealogy convention focuses on fastest growing hobby

Gary Schroder, the President of the Quebec Family History Society, the largest English speaking genealogical society in the province of Quebec, gives an interview to a writer from the Montreal Gazette in which he outlines the conference coming up in four week’s time.

You can read the full interview at http://montrealgazette.com/news/local-news/west-island-gazette/curious-about-your-roots-genealogy-convention-focuses-on-fastest-growing-hobby

You can go to their website at  http://www.qfhs.ca/

Meanwhile, the British Isles Family History Society of Greater Ottawa has all of it’s information online for the 2015 Conference. It will be the 21st Annual BIFHSGO Family History Conference 18 - 20 September 2015 at Ben Franklin Place, 101 Centrepointe Drive, Ottawa

To go to their website on the Conference, go to http://www.bifhsgo.ca/aem.php?eid=1










Meanwhile, the video of the Kent Branch of the Ontario Genealogical Society has been uploaded to the Internet at http://ogs.on.ca/kent/

Learn how our Victorian ancestors buried their death and the rituals and traditions they followed with Catherine MacKendrick from the University of Windsor, Ontario.



Finally, there will be an all-day Digital Odyssey 2015: Open Data, Open Heritage Conference on Friday June 12, 2015 at the George Brown College, Waterfront Campus, Toronto.

The Conference, as the publicity says ‘will examine the intersection of governmental, academic, and community open data and open heritage materials, and investigate the roles that cultural heritage institutions can and should play in concert with other participants in the emerging open data, open heritage environment’.

The website is at https://www.accessola.org/WEB/OLAWEB/OLITA/Digital_Odyssey/Welcome_to_Digital_Odyssey.aspx?WebsiteKey=397368c8-7910-4dfe-807f-9eeb1068be31&hkey=4ef8a67c-6cc6-41e2-9674-a303101e0418

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SPECIAL OFFER!!!!!!!!!

Need help in finding your Canadian ancestors?

As a nod of the hat to the Ontario Genealogical Conference being held in Barrie, Ontario from May 29 to May 31, may we take this opportunity to offer a month-long discount on our research and consultation services of 15% (ends 11 June at midnight).

Just go to Elizabeth Lapointe Research Services at www.elrs.biz, or send an email with the subject "special" to genealogyresearch@aol.com to see how I can help you find that elusive Canadian ancestor!
 
Research Tip! Civil registration for births, marriages and deaths did not start until 01 July 1869 in Ontario. Before then, religious records are one place to look for the information that you require.  
 
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Check the Canadian Week in Review every Monday morning for the latest in Genealogy, Heritage, and History news in Canada.

If you missed this week’s edition, it is at http://genealogycanada.blogspot.com/2015/05/canadian-week-in-review-11-may-2015.html
 
It’s the ONLY news blog of its kind in Canada!

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Voter’s List



 
Oxford County Branch of the Ontario Genealogical Society has  a searchable Voter’s List on their site at http://www.ogs.on.ca/oxford/VotersLists.html
 
There are the Voter’s List for the following areas of the county -
 
Township of East Zorra
 
Township of West Zorra
 
Township of Blandford
 
Township of North Oxford
 
Township of East Oxford
 
Township of West Oxford
 
Township of Dereham
 
Township of South Norwich
 
Municipality of Embro
 
Town of Ingersoll
 
Village of Norwich
 
If you would like to see the website of the Oxford Branch, go to http://oxford.ogs.on.ca/


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Sunday, May 10, 2015

Oldest lighthouse in the Americans to get renovations


The federal government has recently announced the a Nova Scotia lighthouse – the Sambro Island lighthouse – is more than $1.5 million in federal funding over the next two years for renovations.

The lighthouse has been in operation for more than 250 years, and the work will include restoring the lighthouse's original lantern, painting the building and installing heating and ventilation.

The lighthouse was built in 1758 and is considered the oldest one in operation in the Americas.

For more information, go to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sambro_Island_Light

For more information, go to the Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/sambrolighthouse



Check the Canadian Week in Review every Monday morning for the latest in Genealogy, Heritage, and History news in Canada.

If you missed this week’s edition, it is at http://genealogycanada.blogspot.com/2015/05/canadian-week-in-review-04-may-2015.html

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

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