Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Saskatoon Church is on CyArk Digital World Heritage Database

CTV News in Saskatoon reports that the Third Avenue United Church is the first Canadian building being added to the CyArk digital world heritage database.

Read the report at

History of the church is at

New National Historic Sites, Persons, and Events in Canada

The Honourable Christian Paradis, Minister of Industry and Minister of State for Agriculture, announced the designation of new national historic sites, persons and events in Canada that define significant moments in Canada’s history.

The announcement commemorates Frederick Cleveland Morgan whose passion for culture and the arts helped establish the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, and Marc-Aurèle Fortin, the talented painter whose landscapes capture a way of life in Quebec that has now disappeared.

The announcement also include the historic significance of the former Lamaque mine and Bourlamaque Mining Village in Abitibi, a rare and well preserved example of a closed mining town. Also recognized is the historic district of Arvida, known as the “City Built in 135 days,” which is an outstanding, well -preserved example of a Canadian single-industry town and a testimony to the growth and development related to the country’s aluminum industry.

The other designations are the Sainte-Croix de Tadoussac Mission Church, the oldest wooden church in Canada and an important mission base for Jesuits and the Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate and the Inuit co-operative movement, which began in 1959 and supported the development of Inuit art while giving Inuit communities and individuals the power to participate effectively in the management of their local economy and fostered new skills.

FREE Shipping Until Nov 29th!

To those people who missed my post on Sunday, Family Roots Publishing writes to say that they are offering FREE U.S.A. shipping on all orders totaling $25 or more at their website over the Black Friday – Cyber Monday weekend – and that includes my two resource booklets – The War of 1812: Canada and the United States, and Migration: Canada and the United States.

The site now boasts thousands of genealogy books, maps and supplies, with new items being posted daily. Everything from genealogy dictionaries to Flip-Pal mobile scanners are now available for immediate shipment. The FREE U.S.A. SHIPPING promotion runs through midnight, MST Thursday, November 29, 2012.

It sounds like a good deal to me! While you shop at the store, say “Hello!” to my friend, Leland.

The website is at

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Latest Update on Domaine d’été des Pères Sainte-Croix

On Nov 20th of this year, I posted about an «ONLINE PETITION! Domaine d’été des Pères Sainte-Croix» in which I said that “The Outaouais Heritage WebMagazine of the Quebec Anglophone Heritage Network has an online petition to help save a beautiful and unique piece of Quebec’s religious heritage.

The Domaine d’été des Pères Sainte-Croix located at 1565 chemin des Pères, Lac-Simon, is currently threatened by developers.”

I just received a note from Chantal Crête, saying that the “Municipality of Lac-Simon will have a public consultation on the subject on December 8th 2012 from 9AM-noon. It will be an important day to voice our opinions on the importance to protect this important piece of our heritage.

She is encouraging everyone to please SIGN the petition and make sure to SHARE the link with friends and family.

She can be reached at

The website is at

Library 2.0

Here is another new idea about libraries that has been brought to life by people from the north end part of the city of Vancouver! Could it be used for history and genealogical books?

The story is covered by Layne Christensen in the North Shore News in   

Monday, November 26, 2012

New/Updated Websites, Blogs, and Articles – 26 November 2012

Here are some websites, blogs, and articles that I have come across the past week that were of interest to me, and I thought you might be interested in them, too –

Family History Facilitated Wayne Shepheard at Family History Facilitated can help you trace your family’s history. He has experience with records of England and Scotland, and Canada. This is a pay site.

Our Ontario There are over 200 historical newspapers online at this site!

Raised Icelandic The Winnipeg Free Press has an article on Icelanders and Canadians of Icelandic descent who want to know each other's genealogy and where they are from in Iceland.

Library and archives interlibrary loans soon eliminated The CBC has another news report on the Library and Archives Canada stopping interlibrary loans on December 11th. Special Note: Read the first two comments at the end of the report.

Still seeking lost at sea names The Yarmouth County Vanguard reports that the town is constructing a memorial wall to those people who have lost at sea.

Plotting history’s future Anne DeGrace has a column in The Nelson Star on the Library and Archive Canada where she writes about the 'not so accessible records', for example.

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Sunday, November 25, 2012

FREE Shipping On My Booklets Until Nov 29th!