Sunday, June 29, 2014
I have been reminded by one of my readers that the Nova Scotia Archives has put on an additional 25,589 historical vital statistics on www.novascotiagenealogy.com!
These records were released on 31 December 2013 and since then have been digitized, fully indexed, and checked for quality control. This year's accruals include 14,974 births (1913), 4,233 marriages (1938), and 6,382 deaths (1963). As usual, the birth records include some 'delayed' entries for individuals born in 1913 (or earlier) but not registered until a later date.
My surnames of interest are -
BARCLAY - Shelburne County and Yarmouth County
BLADES - Shelburne County and Yarmouth County
WEBSTER - Kings County
Wednesday, February 12, 2014
The blog says that “These maps graphically display locations where surnames occurred at different periods in time. This strategy provides genealogists with a starting point for research in the birth country, when that information cannot be discovered through sources recorded in the new country of settlement. It works particularly well for less-common surnames and among families that have stayed in the same European locations for centuries”.
They have a list of countries, with links to maps, including Canada, and a world-wide map. So give it a try.
Did it work for you?
The website is https://familysearch.org/blog/en/map-surname
Tuesday, October 22, 2013
blended family in Yellowknife has chosen something different – they have used a
They have put together the first four letters of his surname (Van Overbeek) and the last three letters
of her last name (Harilyw - they
changed the letter ‘y’ to the letter ‘i’ in her name), and came up with Van Overliw
what does this do to genealogy? We are now creating special last names that
didn’t exist before, it will be a hybrid last name.
you want to read the full article, it is on http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/north/blended-families-blended-names-1.2127504
Sunday, February 3, 2013
The latest issue of Families (the journal of the Ontario Genealogical Society, of which I am the editor) has just been released to the members of the society.
There are the articles in this issue –
Conserving, Preserving, and Restoring Your Heritage by Kim Kinnis. This is an excerpt from a book that was jointly published in 2013 by Dundurn Press and the OGS, that take you through the “saving” process ar home. This book is also reviewed on page 33 of Families.
Mrs. Teepell’s Tale by Anne Rahamut is exactly that – a tale about how a number of houses were exported to make room for the Old City Hall Building in Toronto, that you see on the cover.
The surnames mentioned in the article are BAILEY, BROOMFIELD, CORBOULD, TEEPLE.
This article by Anne Rahamut was the third place winner in the 2011 Keffer Writing Contest.
An article by Brooke Findlay Skelton What Was the Cow Worth? War of 1812 Losses and Claims is on page 10. This article is the latest on the War of 1812, and it takes a looks at the Board of Claims for the War of 1812 Losses “ held at the Library and Archives Canada.
The surnames mentioned in the article are CHISHOLM, COOK, CORWIN, CUDDLE, CUMMINGS, FITZGERALD, LUNDY, LYON, McCLURE, MISENER, SHANNON, SILVERTON.
Willam Poole: Rebel or Relative? by Brian Latham, and he had a brick wall - where was William Poole. Read the article and see how he solved it.
The surnames are ANDERSON, BARCLAY, BEILLY, BOND, CARMAN, CARNEY, CLARKE, CORRIGAN, CUMETT, ELTON, FISHER, GOUR, HARRISON, HAWLY, HILLBORNE, JOHNSON, LAMB,LAWRENCE, MACKENZIE, MARCH, MARSHALL, MATTHEWS, MCPHADDEN, MONTGOMERY, NICKALLS, PORTER, ROBIN(S), ROGERS, RUMMERFELT, SCOTT, SKINNER, SLY, STPLES, VAN NOSTRAM, WTSON, WATTS, WILKE, WIXSON.
Scrathings, Across Cultures: A Memoir of Denial and Discovery is a book by Stephen Heeney. The part that was published in this issue was Chapter 7 of the book Squire and Jane Davis in Onondaga in Brant County, Ontario.
The surnames are DAVIS, BURR, JOHNSON, MARTIN, NORHELEMA.
The surname are BRIEN dit DESROCHERS, FLEURY HAMEL/AMELL, PAQUIN, PROULX/PRUE, TURCOTTE.
If you wish to receive a copy of Families, go to http://www.ogs.on.ca to become a member.