now-former Heritage Minister, James Moore, was replaced with Shelly Glover as
the new Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages during yesterday’s
federal government cabinet shuffle.
Glover, a Métis, is the Member of Parliament for the riding of Saint-Boniface in
says that “Prior to entering federal politics, Mrs. Glover served as a member of
the Winnipeg Police Service for almost 19 years. She had a diverse career in a
variety of positions including undercover work, child abuse investigations,
youth crime and gang investigations, and general patrol. Mrs. Glover has a high
level of proficiency in the French language and was the first female and
bilingual spokesperson appointed by her
welcome Minister Glover to her new post, you will notice that there is nothing
in her profile which would lead anyone to believe that she will be sympathetic
to the genealogy community, the Library and Archives Canada, or the 1921
Canadian Census (and its release), as was the impression given by her
predecessor Minister Moore, who is now the new Minister of Industry.
2013 Toronto History Lecture, titled Mary Mink: The Making of a Myth, will
explore the sometimes blurred line between historical fact and historical
fiction. James Mink was a successful Black businessman in Toronto in the 1840s
and 1850s. His story is one of the best known tales of Black Torontonians in
the 19th century, told and retold many times in newspapers and books.
the 1990s, his story was made into a TV movie, Captive Heart: the James Mink
Story, which was broadcast in Canada and the United States. In the screen version
of events, Mink arranges for a white man to marry his daughter Mary and then
stages a daring rescue when her husband whisks her off to the American South
and sells her into slavery. The movie is said to be “based on historical
records”, but as Guylaine Pétrin found out through her research, records can
is free, but reservation is required.
join us again this year in spreading the word about the Toronto History
Lecture. It will be held on August 7th at 7:30 pm at the City of Toronto
Archives and is presented jointly by the Archives and the Toronto Branch of the
Ontario Genealogical Society.
July 13, 1940, the Canadian government announced the first conscription of the Second World War for
40 days' compulsory military training on or before September 15 by the first
draft under the National Mobilization Bill.
National Mobilization Bill arose because of the stunning German victories in
Belgium and France, and we felt, that as a nation, we should get ready to repel
the German Forces, if they ever decided to invade out shores. The act enabled
the government to requisition the property and services of Canadians for home
men between 21 and 34 would be called up first for training. This would affect
approximately 800,000 Canadians.
was modified in August 1942 to permit the government to send conscripts
overseas via an order in council after a plebiscite in April 1942. In 1944, the
government passed such an order.
individual forms are available but they cannot be released until the person has been dead for 20 years. It will cost $40.00 to get access to the record. You also need a death certificate,
or an obituary notice can be accepted.
can send inquiries to Census Pension Searches Unit, Census OperationDivision, Statistics Canada, B1E-34 Jean Talon
Bldg, Tunney’s Pasture, Ottawa, ON K1A 0T6
Wood, Montreal native who has returned to the city after being away for 18
years of studying and teaching in Britain, has a new blog called A History of
Canada by Montreal Metro.
a history based on the names of Montreal’s 68 metro stations.
says he is “inspired by my fascination with the stories that shape the world in
which I live”.
stations tell the history of both France and Britain.
in Montreal could you find Pierre François Xavier de Charlevoix, a French
Jesuit explorer and teacher of Voltaire, on the same line as Robert Peel, prime
minister of Great Britain and the founder of the London police force”, says
use of this new postal code will ensure that all correspondence and packages
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I wrote in the Canadian News in Review on Monday that the library and
archives at Lac-Mégantic had been destroyed in the fires resultant from the
train disaster. Now word comes from the chair of the board of Lac-Mégantic’s library
and archives, that they were planning to move from the two-floor location
downtown to a bigger facility this fall. Now everything is gone.
The following cemeteries have been revised on the GenWeb Canada website -
Greenview / Rosalind United Church / Methodist Church Cemetery
Westlawn Memorial Gardens & Edmonton Crematorium
New Bergthal Mennonite Cemetery
Red Willow Cemetery
Kootenay Regional District:
Valley Regional District:
Ladysmith Indian Cemetery
North Rolla Lutheran Church Cemetery
Sorenson / Carpio Cemetery
Sylvan Public / Transfiguration Ukrainian Catholic Cemetery
Holy Trinity Roman Catholic Cemetery
Ridgeville / South Ridge Cemetery
Holy Ghost Ukrainian Catholic (New) Cemetery
St Joseph's Catholic / St Norbert Koscio sw Jozefa Cemetery
St Norbert Blessed Virgin Mary Ukrainian Catholic Cemetery
Polsen St Mary's Roman Catholic / Chapel of the Assumption Roman Catholic
St George's Cemetery
St Michael's Cemetery
Blessed Virgin Mary Ukrainian Catholic Cemetery
St Paul RM:
Riverside Holy Family Ukrainian Catholic Cemetery
St James Anglican Cemetery
RM # 166:
Rush Lake Cemetery
to say your “Thanks” to Marilyn Whiting, Cheyenne Kepke, Patricia Green and
Julia Adamson for help indexing, and to Carol Wilkinson, Cheyenne Kepke, Chris
Pfeifle, Dennis Schultz, Grace Peters, Henry Martin Hamm, Ian Coupland, John
Berger, Marilyn Whiting, Myron Masnyk, Patricia Green, Susan Severdija, and
Walter Smelski for photos & transcripts.
press release has been released by the Historica-Dominion Institute of Toronto, in part it says -
July 2, 2013 - Stephen Smith, Chairman of the Board of The
Historica-Dominion Institute, announced today that effective September 3, 2013
, the organization will change its name to Historica Canada.
new bilingual name will clearly and concisely reflect our focus on building
awareness of our history and the values of Canadian citizenship, " said
Mr. Smith. "These continuing priorities have formed our mandate since our
two founding organizations, The Historica Foundation of Canada and The Dominion
Institute, merged in 2009, and will continue to do so."
in Toronto with activities across the country, the organization's programs
include the making of the popular Heritage Minutes - 60-second vignettes on
Canadian History; The Memory Project, which provides audio, video and live
platforms for the country's war veterans to relate their experiences; Passages
to Canada, which gives newcomers to Canada a similar platform; the annual
Aboriginal Writing and Arts Challenge; and Encounters with Canada, which brings
more than 1,000 high school students from across Canada into Ottawa each year
for a week of learning about their country. The organization is also presently
building new interactive enhancements to its widely-used Canadian Encyclopedia,
with those features slated to be unveiled this fall.
new name will not take formal effect until the fall in order to allow for legal
and logistical steps to be completed. In the run-up to the change and beyond,
the present phone numbers, e-mail addresses, website and overall contact points
for the organization will remain the same.
annual BCGS Library Week will be held this year from July 15th to 21st,
2012. The Library Open House from 2-4 pm is on Sunday, July 15th.
Library Week is a FREE event, and refreshments
will be served.
July 16 to 21st, the Library will be open each day from 10 am to 3 pm.
Volunteers will be available to assist you in searching the Library collections
and there are talks scheduled each day on various topics – Scottish, Irish,
English. Canadian, US and Australian research, and on using Ancestry Library
Edition and our BCGS website and more.
schedule will be -
will also be sessions available on using Ancestry Library, the Genealogical
Research Library and the American Ancestors on-line databases, and Geni.com –
and this BCGS website
Library and Archives Canada has just sent this notice out –
“The LAC is pleased to announce that the Census for Lower Canada, 1831 database is
now available online. The Census for Lower Canada, 1831 is partly nominal and
therefore only contains the names of heads of family, their occupation, and the
number of residents for each family.
can search this new database by the name of heads of family, as well as by
geographical information such as district and sub-district names”.
just came across my desk this afternoon from Ancestry.ca –
(June 25, 2013) – Ancestry.ca, Canada’s largest family history resource, is
celebrating Canada Day with the launch of a collection of historical records
that pre-date Confederation. Dating back to 1743, these are some of the oldest
records ever to become available and be fully searchable online. In addition,
Ancestry.ca is offering free access, from June 27 through July 2, to more than
40 million Canadian historical records from some of its most popular
the records being made available for free from June 27 through July 2 are some
of the most popular collections on Ancestry.ca, including:
· Canadian Passenger Lists and Ocean
Arrivals – These collections consist of all records of immigration to Canada by
ship or overland from the United States between 1865 and 1935, a period of 70
years that saw the largest influx of immigration into Canada ever, from all
parts of the world.
· The 1871 Census of Canada – the first
census Canada conducted as a nation, which gives a snapshot of the lives of the
people living at the time, including their ages, their jobs, the birthplaces of
their parents, their neighbours and more.
· Soldiers of the First World War – This
collection contains the Attestation papers of all 600,000+ men enlisted in the
Canadian Expeditionary Force and includes information about the soldier’s
birthplace, next of kin, regiment number and more.
Pilon, a journalist and researcher from Quebec, is working on a documentary
series produced by Baroque (a production company in Quebec), and she wants
information on abandoned or deserted buildings in the province. The series will
be broadcasted on the Historia channel in 2015.
is looking for abandoned or deserted buildings that have either been closed
recently or for some time some examples are: farms, houses, factories, country
homes, chapels or churches, stores etc…
goals is to hopefully be able to show these places in their historic and
anthropological perspective. The documentary series will present these places
with the input of antique specialists and historians. Also, she would like to
meet and talk with people who have worked as employees in the factories or
lived in the houses and or country homes, or know the places as past clients,
student or attended the churches.
For every abandoned place there are human
documentary series is a project of Baroque, a documentary producer from
Montreal. Their recent projects include a history of taverns that will be
broadcasted on Historia in 2014.
send your information or to contact Esther, please either write to her at 6255 St-Vallier, Montréal, H2S 2P6, or at firstname.lastname@example.org
. Her . telephone number: 514-967-9541.