Showing posts with label Resources. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Resources. Show all posts

Sunday, May 24, 2015

SGGEE convention to be held at Gatineau, Quebec

The Society for German Genealogy in Eastern Europe (SGGEE) is holding its convention in Gatineau, Quebec (right across the river from Ottawa), August 6 to the 9th at the Ramada Plaza Manoir du Casino, 75 rue d' Edmonton Street, Gatineau.

The theme of this convention will be Researching Our German Roots in Poland and the Russian Empire.

A convention for people of German origin interested in the genealogy, culture and history of their ancestors who migrated through Russian Poland, Volhynia, and surrounding areas.

Edie Adams, Richard Benert, Karl Krueger, Gary Warner, and Ottawa’s own Shirley-Ann Pyefinch are some of the speakers.

Information about the convention at

The Registration Form is at

The website of the SGGEE is at

Their Facebook page is at

 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, or send an email with the subject "special" to to see how I can help you find that elusive Canadian ancestor!

Research Tip! For background information on Germans from Prussia, Russia, Hungary, and Poland in Canada, go to

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Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Saskatoon Light Infantry World War II Diaries

Secreted away at the University of Saskatchewan is a rare collection of the Second World War Diaries of the Saskatoon Light Infantry! And they have a Search Name Index at What a find!

Once again, you have to drill way down in their Digital Project before you discover this, because they only have the Saskatoon Light Infantry as the title, and you may overlook this resource.

But once you go to the site, you will be astounded by what you will find there, which includes -

Summaries and Highlights from January 1940 and July 1941

The names of the officers, and other ranks

The World War II casualties.

So this might be just the resource you have been looking for to complete the history of a veteran in the Second World War.

Go to

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

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

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

Friday, November 22, 2013

101st Grey Cup Football Game this Sunday

Library and Archives Canada / C-017372

The Grey Cup Game is this weekend in Regina, Saskatchewan, but do you know that the Library and Archives Canada has the papers of Albert Henry George Grey, 4th Earl Grey. He was the Governor General of Canada from 1904 to 1911 and he actually wanted to donate the cup to the champion hocked team – not the football team!

They hold many resources relating to the history of the Governor General and the Grey Cup.

To learn more about the life and activities of Lord Grey himself, you can consult the Albert Henry George Grey, 4th Earl Grey fonds at

Friday, November 23, 2012

New Resorces At Our Ontario

Jess Posgate has sent this news to us, and I thought that you may wish to know about it -

Newmarket Public Library has completed digitizing their newspaper collection, making 125 years of The Era available online with highlighted keyword searching, and it’s available at
Whitby Public Library digitized an index of vital statistics and have linked them to page images from 140 years of various newspaper titles from the Whitby area. The OCR full text search will be available before the end of the year at

Further to these, the City of Kawartha Lakes Public Library digitized a catalogue of WWII records, including clippings, photos and vital statistics, and have launched that collection online as well at

The Multicultural History Society of Ontario (MHSO) is at the first stages of a major digitization project and marked the first year by launching a large portion of their oral history collection, including more than 100 interviews with Canadians from a diverse range of ethnic backgrounds, with ongoing transcription underway for full text searches.

The MHSO is working toward digitizing more oral histories as well as hundreds--even thousands--of photographs over the next year is available at

You an contact them at