Monday, March 4, 2013

New/Updated Websites, Blogs, Facebook, and Newspaper Articles - 04 March 2013

I have come across the following websites, blogs, Facebook, and newspaper articles this past week that were of interest to me, and I thought you might be interested in them, too –


There aren’t any websites this week.


Legislative History of Prince Edward Island Online As Janice Sellers points out, the digitization and posting of legislature documents from March 1894 (the beginning of the modern legislature) through 2011 is now online.

I remember you... This blogger has the surnames of Jordan, Norton, McMahon, Stewart, Quigley, Norton, Jillings, Jeffery, Tipper, Dever, Loftus, McCue, Moran, Harrop, Stickle, Hodgins, Casey, Reddy, Pendergast, McGuinness, Murray, Melody, Cheatley.

Amherstburg council to consider properties to heritage registry The Windsor Star has a blog this week about the town council that will get its first look Tuesday at an extensive report outlining properties of “cultural heritage interest” in the downtown area.


Historic PEI
You are encourages to place your own historic photos, general nostalgia and viewers personal memories that capture the history of Prince Edward Island.

Newspaper Articles

He preserved Canadian soldiers’ stories Reginald Roy, a military historian, has passed away at the age of 90. The military oral history collection established by Mr. Roy now comprises more than 700 interviews with veterans who fought in wars from the First World War to Afghanistan.

The University of Victoria, British Columbia has his Military Oral History Collection, and his Lecture Series online at

Cookbook An Exploration of Nova Scotia’s Food History Besides exploring Nova Scotia food history, the article has a recipe too – Blueberry Grunt.

Harry Holman is retiring from government after years of preserving the past He has spent 10 years as provincial archivist and director of libraries with the Government of P.E.I., and as director of culture, heritage and libraries for the next 13 years before he recently retired.

Professional success is worth celebrating The Lakeshore Genealogical Society in Cobourg took the tine to celebrate the ‘professional success’on  behalf of their forebears, at their annual Mystery Ancestor Night in January.

Look for more articles next Monday March 11th.

Sunday, March 3, 2013

Newspaper Articles Every Monday

Don’t forget to check my blog every Monday morning for my New/Updated Websites, Blogs, Facebook, and Newspaper Articles.

I love to go across this grand county of ours and pick out the interesting things that have happened in the genealogy, history, and heritage world the previous week and bring them to you.

I also check on the latest Canadian blogs, and websites to see what is new in them.

So don’t miss the New/Updated Websites, Blogs, Facebook, and Newspaper Articles blog on Monday March 4th.

It has been a regular blog since April 23, 2012.


UPDATE: FamilySearch Adds British Columbia Records

FamilySearch has added 6.6 million indexed records and images in the last two weeks, and included in this, is an update to the British Columbia, Crown Land Grant Records, 1851-1874.

These records describe the sale or transfer of specific parcels of Crown land from the provincial government to private persons and organizations. Includes Hudson's Bay Company grants.

You can search by the name of ancestor, or by the place of residence.

The district/town in this collection are –

Boston Bar

Yale Colony of British Columbia: Alexandria District

Colony of Vancouver Island: Esquimalt District

Victoria District Colony of Vancouver Island: Leech River

Colony of Vancouver Island: Maple Bay

Colony of Vancouver Island: Newcastle

Colony of Vancouver Island: Newcastle

Nanaimo District Colony of Vancouver Island: Victoria Douglas

There are more than 4,567 images that can be search at

Saturday, March 2, 2013

REMINDER: New/Updated Websites, Blogs, Facebook, and Newspaper Articles

Don’t forget to check my blog every Monday morning for my New/Updated Websites, Blogs, Facebook, and Newspaper Articles.

There will be newspaper articles that will cover such stories as Harry Holman, an archivist from Charlottetown, PEI. who is retiring from government after years of service, an article that looks at Nova Scotia’s food history, and a storyteller that has gathered the stories of Canadian soldiers, plus Blogs, Facebook, and Websites.

There is something of interest for everyone!


Set Sail on a Voyage of Discovery

Further to my post on Thursday February the 28th in which I wrote about Update: Free Indexes, this morning I checked their Facebook page, and found out more about the passenger lists in Set Sail on a Voyage of Discovery.

The Facebook page contains puzzles, a "Did You Know" section, and a Word Scramble – plus lots of information about immigration to Canada.

The Facebook page is at

The free indexes are –

Canadian Passenger Lists, 1865-1935

Canada, Ocean Arrivals (Form 30A), 1919-1924

Irish Canadian Emigration Records, 1823-1849

Friday, March 1, 2013

What Lies Beneath: Cantley Before the Great Flood

Please join us for a joint meeting of the Gatineau Valley Historical Society and Cantley 1889 Society.

President, Marc Cockburn, will take us on multimedia voyage up the Cantley side of Gatineau river, using Google Earth and archival photos and maps to reconstruct how the river looked before much of its natural and built environment was flooded in 1927, as a result of the construction of the hydro dams at Chelsea and Farmer’s Rapids.

Come early to see a display of artifacts and images from the river and the logging era, and to stroll along, or view, the Gatineau River shoreline of La Grange.

WHEN: Monday, April 15, 7:30 p.m.

WHERE: La Grange de la Gatineau, 80 chemin Summer, Cantley (just northeast of Ottawa)

The web site of the Gatineau Valley Historical Society is

The website of the Cantley 1889 Society is

FamilySearch Library Changes Hours

If you are going to Salt Lake City after April 13th, the Family History Library will change its Saturday hours to 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Previously, it had been open from 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.

“This change is being made so that valuable staff and volunteer resources can be allocated to other busier times during the week that have greater patron demand,” said Don Anderson, director of the Family History Library. “This change will facilitate better service to patrons during the high-demand hours.”

To see the hours that the library is open during the week, if