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