I have come across the following Canadian websites, social media websites, and newspaper articles this past week that were of interest to me, and I thought you might be interested in them, too.
History Week in Canada
Bell continued her long-distance efforts, and, in 1955, became—at the time— the youngest person to swim the English Channel.
To read more, go to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marilyn_Bell
Gottingen Street celebrates 250 years with special audio project
Prince Edward Island
Historical Day on the Plains of Abraham
Mint unveils four new Superman coins at Fan Expo 2014
Mint unveils coin marking 150th anniversary of Charlottetown, Quebec Conferences
The Royal Canadian Mint unveiled a new gold coin Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014 to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Charlottetown and Quebec Conferences.
Fighting for history: Uncovering the truth of residential schools
Saskatoon berry at centre of naming spat
Red Ensign flag protected for future generations
Airplane parts stolen from Alberta Aviation Museum
The Boeing 737's emergency hatch and other parts were stolen, but thieves trashed the plane, to make the crime look like vandalism.
Vancouver real estate titles reveal city's racist history
Now-void land title clause was used to prevent sale or rent of land to people of Asian and African descent.
Story of the Week
War Brides of the First and Second World Wars
As they point out, the majority of war brides were from Great Britain, with a smaller number originating from Ireland, the Netherlands, Belgium, France, Italy and Germany.
The LAC has put together a new page, and on it, you will find the records from a variety of sources. The majority are found in the records of National Defence, Department of Employment and Immigration, Department of External Affairs, the Directorate of Repatriation, and the Canadian Wives′ Bureau, but many also come from private organizations.
Do not expect to be presented with lots of indexes because the records have not been indexed. You would have got through the microfilm yourself or hire a researcher to go through them for you.
Visit the War Brides page at http://www.bac-lac.gc.ca/eng/discover/military-heritage/Pages/war-brides.aspx which explains the printed and archival resources available at Library and Archives Canada.
Reminder: Check the Canadian Week in Review next Monday for the latest in Genealogy, Heritage, and History news in Canada. It’s the ONLY news blog of its kind in country!
The next post will be on September 8, 2014.