Showing posts with label family history. Show all posts
Showing posts with label family history. Show all posts

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

#MuseumWeek




This week, March 23 to March 29th, Canadian Museums will take part in #MuseumWeek, an online initiative to highlight the amazing things these institutions do on a daily basis.

Each day, museums and galleries from coast to coast to coast will be sharing their secrets, taking us into their archives and showing us things that might not be included in your audio guide – all through Twitter – using the tag #SecretsMW (you can access this by your web. For example, there are some beautiful Van Gogh paintings from the Van Gogh Museum on display). 

To see who the participants are around the world, go to http://museumweek2015.org/en/participants



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Saturday, March 21, 2015

Canadian genealogy conference features Thomas MacEntee


Every year, there are a number of American who come ‘north of the border’ to take in the Ontario Genealogical Conference (OGS), and to learn about their Canadian ancestors, but this year there are a number of added incentives:
  • The American dollar is worth more this year! It’s currently about $1.25 Canadian. Think of how much you will save while learning more about the hobby that we all enjoy!
  • The Conference will not be far from the US border, as it's being held in Barrie, a city about an hour north of  the Toronto airport. 
  • The conference will also feature Thomas MacEntee from Chicago, who will be the moderator on the Panel Discussion: Tracks through Time on Saturday morning, and on Sunday, will present Tracing Your New York Ancestors.
The OGS Conference 2015, Tracks through Time, will be held at Georgian College in Barrie, Ontario from May 29 to 31, 2015. Early-bird registration continues until the end of March. Accommodation remains available at either the Georgian College Barrie Residence or the Holiday Inn Barrie Hotel & Conference Centre. More information on Conference 2015, as well as on-line registration, can be found at http://www.ogs.on.ca/conference/

There are interviews with the various speakers, and I have covered them in the following blogs -

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

Come join us for all this, and more.

Barrie is not only a lovely place to visit at that time of the year, but it is also—relatively-speaking—a short drive away from some of Ontario's historic pioneer settlements, as found around Lake Simcoe; the cottage country of the Kawarthas (home to the Peter Robinson Settlers, near Peterborough); the Penetang region, including Penetanguishene; some of the older parts of (now, since amalgamation) the City of Toronto; scenic Georgian Bay; and the gateway to beautiful Northern Ontario.

Friday, March 20, 2015

Dear Myrt’s Beginning Genealogy - Sessions 9

 


As I promised my blog on 06 January 2014 at http://genealogycanada.blogspot.com/2015/01/beginning-genealogy-study-group.html, I watched Dear Myrt’s Beginning Genealogy Session 9 yesterday. I will continue to watch the rest of the study group as it proceeds.

The major topic which was discussed in Sessions 9 was -

Emigration/Immigration/Naturalization/Migration – All of these subjects were touched on by Dear Myrt in the latest Beginning Genealogy Study Group online meeting.

Although people who did have ancestor's who came to the United States, and therefore may not be interested in these records, they can still find something of interest to them.

She mentioned Steve Morse’s site (which I have used quite often, and he does have Canadian records) called One-Step Webpages, which contains ‘tools for finding immigration records, census records, vital records, and for dealing with calendars, maps, foreign alphabets’. It is quite a good site, and is at http://www.stevemorse.org/

She also talked about P. William Filby, one of the editors of the multi-book indexes used by people who are researching on passenger and immigration lists index. This is something that you should look at if your ancestor came to North America in the 16th to the 18th centuries.

She ended by talking about Tracing Immigrants Origins at FamilySearch at https://familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/Tracing_Immigrant_Origins

It gives you a good idea of where to search, and there are three parts to this lesson, and it should be something that you should read.

The sessions so far are -

Session 1 - http://genealogycanada.blogspot.com/2015/01/dear-myrts-beginning-genealogy-session-1.html

Session 2 - http://genealogycanada.blogspot.com/2015/01/dear-myrts-beginning-genealogy-session-2.html

Session 3 - http://genealogycanada.blogspot.com/2015/01/dear-myrts-beginning-genealogy-session-3.html

Session 4 - http://genealogycanada.blogspot.com/2015/01/dear-myrts-beginning-genealogy-session-4.html

Session 5 - http://genealogycanada.blogspot.com/2015/02/dear-myrts-beginning-genealogy-session-5.htm

Session 6 & 7 - http://genealogycanada.blogspot.com/2015/03/dear-myrts-beginning-genealogy-sessions_5.html

Session 8 - http://genealogycanada.blogspot.com/2015/03/dear-myrts-beginning-genealogy-sessions_13.html

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Thursday, March 19, 2015

Women's World Cup Canada 2015


There will soon be a series of collector coins commemorating the FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015™ produced by the Royal Canadian Mint. The coins will be available approximately two months before this summer's opening match, with fine silver and pure gold coins included in the collection.
 
The coin collection will include - 
 
  •  “$20 for $20” fine silver coin, sold at face value (designed by artist Joel Kimmel) 
 
  • Four $10 fine silver coins (designed by artist Greg Banning) featuring the themes of “The Kicker”, “Heading the Ball”, “The Goalie” and “Celebration” 
 
  • Two Greg Banning-designed coloured $10 fine silver coins: “Canada Welcomes the World” and “Go Canada Go!” 
 
  • Three $75 pure gold coins: “The Soccer Ball” and “The Championship Game” (designed by Tony Bianco) and “The Trophy” (designed by Glen Green). 
 
This summer's FIFA Women’s World Cup Canada 2015 commences on 6 June with the opening match in Edmonton, Alberta. The 52-match finals will be played from coast to coast across Canada, with matches in: Vancouver, British Columbia; Edmonton, Alberta; Winnipeg, Manitoba; Ottawa, Ontario; Montreal, Quebec; and Moncton, New Brunswick.
 
To go to the Royal Canadian Mint, go to  http://www.mint.ca/store/template/home.jsp
 


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Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Ireland Canada Monument Society




Over the past few years, I have been following the process that has been involved with the Ireland Canada Monument Society, which will erect a monument to the Irish-Canadian connection in Vancouver, British Columbia.

The organizers have been working with the Vancouver Parks Board staff to get confirmation of the design. Guess what? They got word that the design was confirmed yesterday - St Patrick’s Day -  of all days!!! The monument will be erected in the George Wainbourn and David Lam Park sites at False Creek, Vancouver.

When the drawings are complete, they will be submitted to Vancouver Parks Board for the Public Process to notify local residents and businesses living near both parks to see the design. This process will take about three weeks.

They will hold a meeting in the near future, and if you would like to attend, please email them at irelandmonumentvancouver@gmail.com

Their website is at www.irelandmonumentvancouver.com




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Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Ever been to the 'library' at the Library and Archives Canada?





Have you ever been to the ‘library’ of the Genealogy and Family History Room on the third floor of the Library and Archives Canada building at 365 Wellington Street, Ottawa? 
 
If you haven’t been there, why not stop in the next time you are in Ottawa? It has many books in it's stacks that may interest you in your pursue of Canadian family history.  
 
They recently received more books under the following headings, such as - 
 
Family Histories 
 
Le grand rassemblement...: familles Zéphirina Dupuis, Aquila Dupuis, André-Joseph Dupuis: généalogie et biographie by Francine Dupuis Loranger 
 
Mes ancêtres Laroche et Desrochers by Lyne Laroche 
 
The Melanson story: Acadian family, Acadian times by Margaret C. Melanson 
 
Une famille, un village, un pays : les Gagnon, les Bergeronnes, le Québec by Rodolphe Gagnon 
 
Ethnic and Local Histories 
 
Cartes mortuaires. Les Éboulements et Saint-Joseph-de-la-Rive by Alain Anctil-Tremblay, Jean-Philippe Tremblay 
 
Cimetières La Malbaie by Alain Anctil-Tremblay, Jean-Philippe Tremblay 
 
Cimetières Les Éboulements, 1733-2010 et Saint-Joseph-de-la Rive, 1932-2010 by Alain Anctil-Tremblay, Jean-Philippe Tremblay 
 
Familles Caron d'Amérique: répertoire généalogique by the Association les familles Caron d'Amérique 
 
Généalogie des familles acadiennes de l'Île-du-Prince-Édouard (volume 5) by Jean Bernard 
 
Gravestones of Glengarry (volumes 10 to 14) by Alex W. Fraser

To see what hours they are open, or to ask a question, go to http://www.bac-lac.gc.ca/eng/discover/genealogy/Pages/introduction.aspx
 


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Sunday, March 15, 2015

The Welland Historical Museum is going to re-open

The Welland Historical Museum moved into the former library building in 2006. But it was partially closed in October last year so that the building could be renovated, and now it set to re-open the 05 May 2015. 

They hold many events at the museum through the year, and this year, they are starting the 15 April, they will be holding their annual general meeting with presentation by speaker Terri Donia.

Terri, who is the project manager with Niagara Region’s planning and development services, will discuss local culture and heritage, economic impact and new initiatives underway.

On April the 18th, there will be a Murder Mystery Dinner and Theatre Fundraiser at Royal Canadian Legion Branch 4 in Welland. Tickets are $25 and available at Welland Public Library.

On May the 7th, at 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., the grand reopening wine and cheese reception. The evening is free to attend and will include a number of speakers.

So come out and help the people celebrate the re-opening of the museum!

The website is at www.wellandmuseum.ca 

The Facebook page is https://www.facebook.com/WellandMuseum



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Saturday, March 14, 2015

It’s St Patrick's Day!


Why is St Patrick's Day such a time of celebration and remembrance in Canada?

Maybe the following statistics will give you a clue.

From 1825 to 1970, 1.2 million Irish immigrants arrived in Canada, and at least half of those in the period from 1831–1850.

By 1867, the Irish were the second largest ethnic group (after the French), and comprised 24% of Canada's population.

In my neighbourhood of Ottawa-Gatineau, there is the famous McCabe List: Early Irish in the Ottawa Valley.

At http://www.dippam.ac.uk/ied/records/22293dpf, there is a list of the McCabe Irish which gives county, parish, townland of origin, number of male and female children and names and addresses of relatives in the homeland for some 700 mostly Irish families who were in the vicinity of Bytown (now known as Ottawa) on 5 February 1829.



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Friday, March 13, 2015

Royal Canadian Mint wants you!


To celebrate Canada’s 150 birthday in 2017, the Royal Canadian Mint is offering you the chance to see your work imprinted on a coin that will be in regular circulation from coast to coast to coast.

Five winning designs will be minted on coins that will be released into circulation to commemorate Canada’s 150th in 2017. In addition, the winning designers will earn a trip to the coins’ unveiling in Ottawa and $2,000 in cash.

There will be 5 unique categories that the Royal Canadian Mint will be looking for -

 Our wonders: From coast to coast, Canada has vibrant landscapes, flora, fauna, and defining monuments. This coin is inspired by the majesty of Canada’s natural beauty.

Our character: Canada is woven together by its shared values and cultural diversity. This coin illustrates the Canadian spirit.

Our achievements: Canada has contributed much to the world. This coin is drawn from a rich history that includes medical innovations and space exploration, from valour in combat to social advances.

Our passions: Canada boasts some of the world’s best sports, music, literature, arts, and food. This coin reveals the source of Canadian pride.

Our future: Open exclusively to Canadians age 12 or younger, this theme encourages young artists to imagine Canada’s future. What will Canada be and of what will its future leaders be most proud?

To find out more about the contest, go to http://www.mint.ca/store/template/home.jsp



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Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Help an Alberta woman find her birth mother




Adoption always presents a difficult and often unique problem of its own in genealogy. Many times, it is often difficult to secure the records needed, and it can be especially true when you are looking at different jurisdictions across Canada, or different countries around the world.
 
Or if you didn’t know that you were adopted, and this is exactly what has happened to Susan Cockle of Alberta who was born on 28 January 1966 at The Moncton Hospital, New Brunswick. 
 
She and her sister found the paperwork which said that she was adopte at birth. She never knew!
 
She has been trying very hard to find her natural parents, but the New Brunsick government has yet to unseal the adoption records.
 
So if you could read the newspaper article at http://news.lokalee.com/alberta-woman-seeks-help-in-n-b-to-find-birth-parents/ and remember back to 1965-1966 in Moncton, New Brunswick, and help Susan find her birth mother.
 

 
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UPDATE: New Brunswick Provincial Marriages 1789-1950



FamilySearch.org has put new additions to their New Brunswick Provincial Marriages 1789-1950.
 
When complete, the collection will contain marriage records from New Brunswick, including:
 
Marriage Registers — 1789-1889
 
Marriage Certificates — 1887-1950 
 
Delayed Registration of Marriages — 1920-1945
 
Returns of Marriages — 1887-1950
 
The provincial government of New Brunswick began recording births, marriages, and deaths in 1888. For 1810 to 1887 records, there is a "Late Registration" compilation which is indexed. These records were registered after 1888.
 
 
You can also go to the Provincial Archives of New Brunswick at http://archives.gnb.ca/Archives/?culture=en-CA
 


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Saturday, March 7, 2015

Canadian tourism photos on Flickr


How many photos do you have in your family genealogy of Canadian vacations? Did you know the the Library and Archives Canada has travel photod too, and now are putting some of them on Flickr.

The press release says that -

The concept of Canadian tourism emerged during the early nineteenth century. Improved modes of transportation, such as new railways stretching across the country, facilitated leisure travel and offered people the chance to witness some of the nation’s greatest marvels and modern achievements.

'Photographs were the ideal medium with which to attract potential visitors, and photographers were hired by transportation companies to produce images of majestic scenery that would promote destinations. Later rivaled by amateur picture-takers, eager to create their personal holiday mementos, these photographs were a vital component of the burgeoning tourist industry. The imagery created during this period helped to characterize the country, establishing a sense of national identity by introducing viewers to iconic images of Canadian scenery'.

The website is at https://www.flickr.com/photos/lac-bac/sets/72157650719659971/

And for people who will travel to Ottawa in the coming months, visit the National Gallery of Canada to see the photos exhibit from March 6 to August 30, 2015.

Friday, March 6, 2015

Toronto Time Capsule online



Metroland Media, a newspaper company in Ontario, has launched a new history project, complete with stories, columns and resources called Toronto Time Capsule

This online treasure of columns, articles and resources will be dedicated to Toronto’s history and  genealogy. This collection bring Toronto's history to life.

On the site, you’ll find these sections -

- In ‘Flashback’ you can peruse articles on heritage news and events written by Metroland Media news staff.

- In ‘Local Tales’ read interesting columns from local historical associations and expert historians.

- In ‘Genealogy’ you’ll find insider tips from local genealogists and resources to help you with family history research.

As the project grows, so do the opportunities for the public to contribute. They want local historical groups, heritage groups, and genealogical socities to contribute.

Anyone wishing to contribute can email gpeacock@insidetoronto.com

Go to the site at www.insidetoronto.com/history


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Findmypast has just gone FREE for the weekend!


 
 
Just received word that Findmypast has just gone free for the weekend!

 
From now until midday on Monday, March 9th (GMT), they are giving you the chance to bring your past to life for FREE, with unlimited access to over 2-billion records from all over the world on Findmypast.
 
Throughout our FREE Weekend, you’ll be able to access everything you need to build an incredible family tree, including: 
    Census records
    Birth, marriage and death records
    Travel and migration records
    Military records
    Crime and punishment records, and much more, all absolutely free.
 
There is no need to do anything to your account to get started this weekend, just sign in as normal and you’ll be able to explore our record sets from around the world.
To find out how you can get the most from our Free Weekend visit findmypast.co.uk/freeweekend
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 

Historic train and train stations in Mississauga, Ontario




Kathy Baker, a member from the Halton-Peel Genealogical Society of the Ontario Genealogical Society sent in a newspaper article about the train stations that were built on the Mississauga line at the turn of the 20th century.

In 1856, the Great Western Railway was completed though Port Credit and Clarkson, connecting Toronto and Hamilton.

The article says ‘The railways were built through historic Mississauga: the Grand Trunk Railway arrived through Malton in 1854, which allowed Malton to develop into a major wheat exporting centre, and the Credit Valley Railway in 1878-81, which was built through Cooksville, Erindale and Streetsville. The last railway, of sorts, to come was the Toronto-Guelph Radial Railway, which operated from1917-1931’.

Read the rest of the story on http://www.insauga.com/historic-train-stations-in-mississauga

The website of the Halton-Peel Genealogical Society is at http://www.haltonpeel.ogs.on.ca/

Their Facebook page is at https://www.facebook.com/groups/774317655963454/



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Thursday, March 5, 2015

Dear Myrt’s Beginning Genealogy - Sessions 6 & 7



As I promised my blog on 06 January 2014 at http://genealogycanada.blogspot.com/2015/01/beginning-genealogy-study-group.html, I watched Dear Myrt’s Beginning Genealogy Session 6 and 7 yesterday. I will continue to watch the rest of the study group as it proceeds.
 
The top two things that were discussed in Sessions 5 and 6 were -
  1. Session 5 - How reliable are the documents we use? How reliable are newspapers documents vs date of birth documents? See how Dear Myrt explains the difference – and there is a difference. She uses the clothes line graphic to describe the documents. 
  2. Session 6 - The second session was a case study in conflicting evidence. This was an interesting session. Dear Myrt took the evidence of one of her listeners, and went through the exercise of testing the evidence. If you don’t listen to any session, you should listen to this one. You will see why professional genealogists are so particular about the evidence they are given by the casual genealogist to research.  
The website for Session 7 is at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JqS2BCu5IQU
   


Session 3 - http://genealogycanada.blogspot.com/2015/01/dear-myrts-beginning-genealogy-session-3.html

 

 
Remember to make yourself a member of Dear Myrt’s Genealogy Community before watching the YouTube Google+ Hangout on Air at https://plus.google.com/communities/104382659430904043232
 


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Pictures of First World War Valcartier Camp, Quebec on Flickr



The Library and Archives Canada (LAC) has put pictures of the First World War soldiers stationed at Valcartier Camp, Quebec on Flickr. The LAC says that - 
 
‘With a small army of approximately 3,000 soldiers, a small navy, and some militia units, Canada was able to enlist about 35,000 men in a matter of a few months. They were stationed at Valcartier Camp situated northwest of Québec City for initial training and formed into battalions of the Canadian Expeditionary Force, and into a division—the 1st Canadian Division.
 
Comprising 31,000 men, the Division was sent overseas by convoy for further training at Salisbury Plain in England where it continued training through the winter of 1914, and was finally sent to France in February 1915’. 
 
 


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Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Quebec Family History Society – Video

Three members of the executive - Gary Schroder, Deborah Robertson and Kelley O'Rourke – of the the Quebec Family History Society (QFHS) has made a YouTube video at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AgOYA6QtXec about the Conference which they will be holding on June 19, 29, and 21, 2015 at McGill University, Montreal.

Already, there have been over 100 viewers of the video, so that shows that there is interest in the Conference.

If you are interested in Conference 2015, you can go to http://www.qfhs.ca/cpage.php?pt=174 to see the programme, the accommodation, the Genealogical Resource Fair, and the registration package.



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UPDATE: OGS Conference – Interview No 4



Shirley Sturdevant, former president of the Ontario Genealogical Society (OGS) has interviewed Dave Obee LLD (University of British Columbia) from Victoria, British Columbia. He will be a speaker at the OGS Conference to be held in Barrie, Ontario from May 29th to May 31st, 2015.

He will be participating in the Saturday morning panel discussion and be presenting lectures entitled A Sense of Place and Time, Western Canada by Rail, and From Eastern Europe to Canada.

Dave is the editor-in-chief of the Times Colonist newspaper. He is also the author of twelve books, including guides to Canadian immigration records and census records. He is a columnist for Internet Genealogy and Family Chronicle, and serves on the board of Canada’s History Society. 

To view the YouTube interview, go to https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5932gCFc5Ig


And to review 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






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Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Upcoming events in Ontario and Quebec



On March 21, 2015, the Quinte Branch of the Ontario Genealogical Society will feature author Bill Kennedy's recent book At the Call of King and Country, the stories of WWI Soldiers and the Canadian Army Medical Corp nurses, some from Hastings County. 
 
The talk will take place at the Quinte West Public Library, 7 Creswell Drive, Trenton, ON K8V 6X5 at 1 pm to 3 pm. Everyone is welcome, and bring a friend!
 
For more information, visit www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~canqbogs/ 
 
And there is a 2-session genealogy course at Quebec Family History Society and the lectures will be given by Gary Schroder. The lectures will be entitled Family History Research: How Do Find Your Ancestors
 
Gary Schroder, long-time member of the Q.F.H.S. will be giving a 6 course at the Pointe Claire Public Library. This is an excellent way to learn about the Quebec Family History Society and it’s Heritage Centre and of course to learn more about family history resources and to discover what is available on the Internet. 
 
This 6-hour course is an introduction to the sources used in family history research and also how to use the Internet for genealogical research. 
 
The lectures will be at the Pointe Claire Public Library, 100 Douglas Shand, Pointe Claire, Quebec on Wednesday March 11 and March 18, 2015, and the time will be  6 to 9 (6 hour course). The cost will be $30.00 residents of Pointe Claire $40.00 non-residents.
 
Advance reservations are required: To Reserve a Place Call 514-630-1218 or go in person to the Pointe Claire Library. 
 
The website is at http://www.qfhs.ca/



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