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Showing posts with label Research. Show all posts

Thursday, May 28, 2015

There‘s only 4 days left!

There’s still time to enter the 2014 British Columbia Genealogical Society (BCGS) special promotion - BRING-A-FRIEND MEMBERSHIP CONTEST!

All current BCGS members are eligible for one entry for each full membership (not associate memberships) they sign up from August 2014 to June 1, 2015.

Three Prize Baskets will be awarded at the June 2015 meeting by draw.

So hurry to get contest details and a form at http://www.bcgs.ca/?page_id=1885#.VWcW7HnD-aU

And GenealogyCanada wishes Good Luck to everyone who take part!

The website for the BCGS is http://www.bcgs.ca/
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SPECIAL OFFER!!!!!!!!!
 Need help in finding your ELUSIVE Canadian ancestors?

As a nod of the hat to the Ontario Genealogical Conference being held in Barrie, Ontario from May 29 to May 31, may we take this opportunity to offer a month-long discount on our research and consultation services of 15% (ends 11 June at midnight).

Just go to Elizabeth Lapointe Research Services at www.elrs.biz, or send an email with the subject "special" to genealogyresearch@aol.com to see how I can help you find that elusive Canadian ancestor!

Research Tip! If you have ancestors who passed through or settled in British Columbia, and have run out of places to do research, check out the BCGS at http://www.bcgs.ca/?page_id=1491#.VWcYLnnD-aU  ========================================================================

Check the Canadian Week in Review every Monday morning for the latest in Genealogy, Heritage, and History news in Canada.

If you missed this week’s edition, it is at http://genealogycanada.blogspot.com/2015/05/canadian-week-in-review-cwr-25-may-2015.html
 
It’s the ONLY news blog of its kind in Canada

A virtual door to early Canadian homes


If you haven’t had time to look at this virtual exhibit from the Canadian Museum of History, you should! The photos of early Canadian furniture, textiles and paintings are wonderful.

They explain it as ‘Our personal, everyday items tell the story of how we live, and what we hold dear. Open a virtual door to early Canadian homes, and explore the exceptional collection of furniture, paintings and domestic objects assembled by John and Heather Harbinson. This online exhibition provides a unique look at how the things around us shed light on our roots’.

The exhibit is called The Harbinson Collection: A Passion for Canadian Furniture and Decorative Arts and is available at http://www.historymuseum.ca/harbinson/?cm_mid=4680204&cm_crmid=76c38def-186a-e211-9333-005056a35e1c&cm_medium=email

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SPECIAL OFFER!!!!!!!!!
 Need help in finding your ELUSIVE Canadian ancestors?

As a nod of the hat to the Ontario Genealogical Conference being held in Barrie, Ontario from May 29 to May 31, may we take this opportunity to offer a month-long discount on our research and consultation services of 15% (ends 11 June at midnight).

Just go to Elizabeth Lapointe Research Services at www.elrs.biz, or send an email with the subject "special" to genealogyresearch@aol.com to see how I can help you find that elusive Canadian ancestor!

Research Tip!The latest census for Canada to be released to the public was the 1921 census. After 1921, the Voter’s List (1935 - 1980), which will list the head of the house (and possibly his wife and other members of the family if they worked at the time) can be used as a substitute for the census. ========================================================================

Check the Canadian Week in Review every Monday morning for the latest in Genealogy, Heritage, and History news in Canada.

If you missed this week’s edition, it is at http://genealogycanada.blogspot.com/2015/05/canadian-week-in-review-cwr-25-may-2015.html
 
It’s the ONLY news blog of its kind in Canada
 

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Extra news items


News is sounding great for the Sambro Island Lighthouse, Canada’s Statue of Liberty, southwest of Halifax Harbour, Halifax, Nova Scotia.

A private member’s bill aimed at saving the Sambro Light has gone through its first round of debate in the House of Commons, and will begin its second round of debate on June 9th.

If passed, Bill C-588 would amend the Heritage Lighthouse Protection Act to transfer ownership of the Sambro Island Lighthouse property from Fisheries and Oceans Canada and the coast guard to Parks Canada.

If you would like to voice you support to the Parliament of Canada, they have put on an a sample letter at https://www.facebook.com/sambrolighthouse/posts/1860856004139867

The Facebook page is https://www.facebook.com/sambrolighthouse

It is the oldest standing lighthouse in North America, having been built in 1759!

The second story which has come across my desk is that the Kent Branch OGS meeting is June 12, 2015 Friday 7:00 PM at St. Andrews Residence, 99 Park St., Chatham, ON and the topic will be Residential Schools.

The speaker will be Geraldine Robertson who will discuss this period in Canadian history when native children were removed from the influence of their families and culture to indoctrinate them into the dominant Canadian culture.

The public is welcome to attend. If you are unable to join the meeting in person, please join us live online! All are welcome and open and free to the public.

The website is http://ogs.on.ca/kent/?page_id=688

And the Ontario Genealogical Society (OGS) will be holding their annual conference this weekend in Barrie, and it sounds like everything is ready to go.

Even if you aren’t going to the conference, you can put your research request on the Wall of Ancestors. When you visit the webpage you will be able to enter one entry at a time but you can enter as many as you like. The ability to search will open Friday at conference.

The webpage is at http://www.ogs.on.ca/conference/wall/wall_ancestors.php

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SPECIAL OFFER!!!!!!!!!
 Need help in finding your ELUSIVE Canadian ancestors?

As a nod of the hat to the Ontario Genealogical Conference being held in Barrie, Ontario from May 29 to May 31, may we take this opportunity to offer a month-long discount on our research and consultation services of 15% (ends 11 June at midnight).

Just go to Elizabeth Lapointe Research Services at www.elrs.biz, or send an email with the subject "special" to genealogyresearch@aol.com to see how I can help you find that elusive Canadian ancestor!

Research Tip!  If you want to check to see if your ancestor is buried in an Ontario cemetery, go to the Ontario Cemetery Finding Aid at http://ocfa.islandnet.com/

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Check the Canadian Week in Review every Monday morning for the latest in Genealogy, Heritage, and History news in Canada.

If you missed this week’s edition, it is at http://genealogycanada.blogspot.com/2015/05/canadian-week-in-review-cwr-25-may-2015.html
 
It’s the ONLY news blog of its kind in Canada

Crowsnest Museum and Archives, Alberta



The Crowsnest Museum and Archives first opened to the public in 1985, and since then, it has collected approximately 60,000 artifacts from the Crowsnest Pass area.

One thing that they do have is the Gushul Family Collection. This family were among the most prolific photographers of their time in Alberta. They opened a first photography studio in Bush Town in 1918 and a second in Blairmore in 1921.

The federal government has announced it is funding “the purchase of supplies and storage products to house and protect the Gushul Family Collection, a large and rare historical photograph collection that documents southern prairie life from the mid-1920s onwards. The Society will also conduct workshops for museum staff and local heritage organizations. This project will ensure long-term public access to artifacts in the museum's collection”. So that is good news!

To see the Gushul Images online, go to http://www.crowsnestmuseum.ca/gushul-images/
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SPECIAL OFFER!!!!!!!!!
 Need help in finding your ELUSIVE Canadian ancestors?

As a nod of the hat to the Ontario Genealogical Conference being held in Barrie, Ontario from May 29 to May 31, may we take this opportunity to offer a month-long discount on our research and consultation services of 15% (ends 11 June at midnight).

Just go to Elizabeth Lapointe Research Services at www.elrs.biz, or send an email with the subject "special" to genealogyresearch@aol.com to see how I can help you find that elusive Canadian ancestor!

Research Tip!  Read about the homestead act and research the records your ancestor has on file at the Library and Archives Canada at http://www.bac-lac.gc.ca/eng/discover/land/land-grants-western-canada-1870-1930/Pages/land-grants-western-canada.aspx
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Check the Canadian Week in Review every Monday morning for the latest in Genealogy, Heritage, and History news in Canada.

If you missed this week’s edition, it is at http://genealogycanada.blogspot.com/2015/05/canadian-week-in-review-cwr-25-may-2015.html
 
It’s the ONLY news blog of its kind in Canada


 

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Registration is still open at QFHS


Johanne Gervais from Montreal is the Publicity Coordinator of the ROOTS 2015 Conference of the Quebec Family History Society, and she reminds me that there is still time to register for this conference. It will be held June 19-21 at McGill University, Montreal.

She also tells me that if you are a vendor and would like to reserve a table at the Genealogical Resources Fair, the cost is only $50.00 for the weekend, which includes a free standard 6-foot long conference table, two chairs, and a tablecloth.

If you would like to advertise in the Conference Syllabus, the cost is $50.00 for a half-page or $100.00 for a full-page advertisement. You’ll need to send me your image for the Ad this week to ensure it gets in the Syllabus. Send all cheques to me (address is below) made payable to the Quebec Family History Society or Q.F.H.S.

For further information and to register you can go to www.qfhs.ca or call 514.695.1502

The address is Johanne Gervais, Quebec Family Search, 1670 rue Gauthier, Saint-Bruno-de-Montarville, QC J3V 3H7
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SPECIAL OFFER!!!!!!!!!
 Need help in finding your elusive Canadian ancestors?

As a nod of the hat to the Ontario Genealogical Conference being held in Barrie, Ontario from May 29 to May 31, may we take this opportunity to offer a month-long discount on our research and consultation services of 15% (ends 11 June at midnight).

Just go to Elizabeth Lapointe Research Services at www.elrs.biz, or send an email with the subject "special" to genealogyresearch@aol.com to see how I can help you find that elusive Canadian ancestor!

Research Tip!  If you would like to see what the QFHS have in their library concerning your ancestor, you can search their holding at http://www.qfhs.ca/libraryRecords.php
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Check the Canadian Week in Review every Monday morning for the latest in Genealogy, Heritage, and History news in Canada.

If you missed this week’s edition, it is at http://genealogycanada.blogspot.com/2015/05/canadian-week-in-review-cwr-25-may-2015.html
 
It’s the ONLY news blog of its kind in Canada
 

FREE Live steaming next weekend


Have you ever watched the Southern California Genealogy Jamboree FREE live streaming talks at their annual conference? I’ve got my session picked already, so I will have to register, and then pickup my hand outs (which is what I have done in previous years – they are that good and informative)!

Ancestry is the sponsor of the live streaming, and there will 14 hours of lessons, and they start on Friday June 5th. You won't be bored between sessions. Videos featuring Ancestry's crackerjack training team, Crista Cowan, Juliana Szucs and Ann Mitchell, will run during Jamboree breaks and lunches.

Here is the schedule (I have underlined the sessions that I will be watching) -

Friday, June 5

FR007: Be Prepared with a Genealogy Disaster Plan - Denise May Levenick.

FR018: Five Tips for Successful Research in a New Location - J. H."Jay" Fonkert, CG.

FR019: Genetic Genealogy and the Next Generation - Blaine T. Bettinger, PhD, JD and Paul Woodbury.

FR032: Finding and Utilizing German Church Records - Dr. Michael D. Lacopo.

Saturday, June 6

SA007: Google Tools and Procedures for Solving Family History Mysteries - Lisa Louise Cooke.

SA014: Tho' They Were Poor, They May Have Been Rich in Records - Paula Stuart-Warren, CG, FMGS, FUGA.

SA021: No Easy Button: Using Immersion Genealogy to Understand Your Ancestors - Lisa A. Alzo, MFA. 

SA033: Plotting, Scheming and Mapping Online - Cyndi Ingle.

SA035: Midwestern and Plains States Level Census Records - Paula Stuart-Warren, CG, FMGS, FUGA.

SA047: Update: Google! Everything New that You Need to Know for Genealogy - Lisa Louise Cooke.

Sunday, June 7

SU005: Family History Adhesive: Science and Simple Tech 4 Binding Families - Janet Hovorka, MLIS.

SU015: The Hidden Web: Digging Deeper - Cyndi Ingle.

SU022: Who, What, When, Where? Using Journalism Techniques to Write Your Story - Anita Paul. 

SU030: Get to Know Your Geezers - Matthew Hovorka. 

If you can't watch a session in real time as it is being live streamed, you will be able to watch it at your convenience before July 5, 2015, from the special Jamboree archive. DNA live-streamed sessions will not be available for purchase on DVD, nor will they be accessible in the SCGS website archive.

Registration for the pay-per-view and free Jamboree sessions will remain open through July 5, 2015, when the special archive will close.

 The website is at http://www.scgsgenealogy.com/

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SPECIAL OFFER!!!!!!!!!
 Need help in finding your elusive Canadian ancestors?

As a nod of the hat to the Ontario Genealogical Conference being held in Barrie, Ontario from May 29 to May 31, may we take this opportunity to offer a month-long discount on our research and consultation services of 15% (ends 11 June at midnight).

Just go to Elizabeth Lapointe Research Services at www.elrs.biz, or send an email with the subject "special" to genealogyresearch@aol.com to see how I can help you find that elusive Canadian ancestor!

Research Tip! There will be a Panel Discussion at the OGS Conference in Barrie this weekend. The session starts at 8:30 am on Saturday, May 30th and can only be viewed live – there won’t be a recording!  The website is https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i4PUUdj5axA&feature=youtu.be 
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Check the Canadian Week in Review every Monday morning for the latest in Genealogy, Heritage, and History news in Canada.

If you missed this week’s edition, it is at http://genealogycanada.blogspot.com/2015/05/canadian-week-in-review-cwr-25-may-2015.html
 
It’s the ONLY news blog of its kind in Canada
 

Monday, May 25, 2015

Canadian Week in Review (CWR) - 25 May 2015

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.

This Week in Canadian History


In 1765, the first agricultural exhibition in Canada was established at Windsor, Nova Scotia.

For more information, go to http://hantscountyex.com/our-history/




In 1932, Amelia Earhart became the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean. She landed in Northern Ireland about 15 hours after leaving Harbour Grace, Newfoundland.

For more information, go to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harbour_Grace






In 1939, King George VI unveiled the National War Memorial in Ottawa.

For more information, go to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1939_royal_tour_of_Canada





Social Media

(Audio) Police discover Ontario man used identity of B.C. boy who died in 1970s.
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/police-discover-ontario-man-used-identity-of-b-c-boy-who-died-in-1970s-1.3083234
Police say a Caledonia, Ontario man who disappeared in 1992, took the name of a dead boy and lived under the assumed name until his death 10 years later.

Articles

Newfoundland

End of a legacy
http://www.gfwadvertiser.ca/News/Local/2015-05-18/article-4150342/End-of-a-legacy/1
Many locals have expressed displeasure bordering on disgust over the recent decision to close the Logger’s Life Museum in Grand Falls-Windsor.

Nova Scotia

From our archives: Terry Fox welcomed to Halifax 35 years ago
http://thechronicleherald.ca/novascotia/1287305-from-our-archives-terry-fox-welcomed-to-halifax-35-years-ago
Thirty-five years ago, on May 20, 1980, Terry Fox was welcomed at Province House in Halifax during the Nova Scotia portion of his now-iconic Marathon of Hope.

New Brunswick

St. Andrews creates heritage bylaws
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/new-brunswick/st-andrews-creates-heritage-bylaws-1.3080385
The Town of St. Andrews is steeped in history, but there aren't a lot of rules in place to protect the town's heritage.

Quebec

Harper Government Officially Launches the Reconstruction of the Voltigeurs de Québec Armoury
http://www.digitaljournal.com/pr/2558596#ixzz3agMWxzWU
The federal government has awarded a contract evaluated at $72.7 million to Pomerleau Inc. for the reconstruction and expansion of the Armoury. The building will be reconstructed according to the design unveiled by Prime Minister Stephen Harper in 2012. It is anticipated that the reconstruction will be completed by summer 2017.

Ontario

Towering Arnprior white pine is Ontario's tallest tree
http://www.ottawasun.com/2015/05/21/arnprior-home-to-ontarios-largest-tree
The Arnprior forest is home to Ontario's tallest tree.

Goodyear Launches the Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program in Southern Ontario
http://www.exchangemagazine.com/morningpost/2015/week20/Tuesday/15051903.htm
FedDev Ontario Minister Gary Goodyear announced on Friday the launch of the new Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program in southern Ontario.

Toronto's Maple Leaf Forever tree on tour with Blue Rodeo, Tragically Hip
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/windsor/toronto-s-maple-leaf-forever-tree-on-tour-with-blue-rodeo-tragically-hip-1.3078035
Part of the tree that is said to have inspired the song The Maple Leaf Forever, unofficially considered Canada's first national anthem, is now on a pair of rock and roll tours.

TORONTO ROOTS: Tracing Casa Loma’s builder using the census, from ‘toddler to castle dweller’
http://www.insidetoronto.com/news-story/5635148-toronto-roots-tracing-casa-loma-s-builder-using-the-census-from-toddler-to-castle-dweller-/
Census records are snapshots of entire households and communities on a particular day in history, and are key resources for family historians.

Manitoba

Explore the University of Manitoba Archives
http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/our-communities/souwester/correspondent/Explore-the-University-of-Manitoba-Archives-304296701.html
Thirty thousand rare books. The 1930s to 1980 "morgue files" of The Winnipeg Tribune. Back issues of The Brown and Gold, the university’s yearbook, and The Manitoban, its official student newspaper. The Hamilton Family fonds. Digital archives.
   These are some of the offerings in the University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections on the third floor of the Dafoe Library at the Fort Garry Campus.

Saskatchewan

Ground breaks for Saskatchewan aviation museum
http://globalnews.ca/news/2006365/ground-breaks-on-sask-aviation-museum-and-learning-centre/
Construction is planned for this summer, with the museum expected to be open next spring.

Alberta

Calgary businesswoman Lois Mitchell named lieutenant-governor of Alberta
http://calgaryherald.com/news/politics/alberta-gets-new-lieutenant-governor
Alberta’s next lieutenant-governor is a well-known figure in the Calgary business community and local philanthropic circles.

British Columbia

Asay making history at Pan Am Games
http://www.princegeorgecitizen.com/sports/asay-making-history-at-pan-am-games-1.1938580
Women's baseball will be part of the Pan Am Games in Toronto for the first time, and Prince George will have another reason to cheer on Team Canada.

Stories of the Week

This week, there are a number of stories trending across the county -

There was a recent presentation series on the Sanctuary Project (whose full name is Sanctuary: The Spiritual Heritage Documentation Project). The main focus has been documenting sacral culture on the Canadian prairies for the past six years. This project is part of the series, Canadian Institute of Ukrainian Studies (CIUS).

The team travels the Canadian Prairies visiting parishioners and collecting interviews, recording information about ritual practice such as the celebration of weddings and baptisms, and important holidays such as Christmas, Easter, and feast days of a church’s patron saint.

So if you want to get in touch with them, their email is hcoleman@ualberta.ca


Their website is at https://www.ualberta.ca/CIUS/religion-culture/c-sanctuary.htm

The year 2015 is marking the 200th anniversary of the arrival of black refugees to the city of St John, New Brunswick.

They lived there, and when they died, they were placed in the Black Settlement Burial Ground, which was located in the area where there was also a school and a church for the black community.

To look at the video, go to http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/new-brunswick/black-settlement-burial-ground-upgrades-will-start-in-june-1.3082829

To read more about the New Brunswick Black History Society http://www.nbblackhistorysociety.org/historical-sites.html


Lastly, this week news come to us that Picton, Ontario is undertaking The MACDONALD PROJECT in which a bronze statute of Sir John Macdonald, the first prime minister of Canada , will be unveiled on Canada Day July 1st, 2015.

He was a young lawyer in Picton (1833-1835) before he went back to Kingston, and later as the prime minster in Ottawa.

To see what the town of Picton has planned for the July 1st weekend, go to http://www.macdonaldproject.com/


And that was the Canadian genealogy, history, and heritage news in Canada this past week!


SPECIAL OFFER!!!!!!!!!

Need help in finding your elusive Canadian ancestors?

As a nod of the hat to the Ontario Genealogical Conference being held in Barrie, Ontario from May 29 to May 31, may we take this opportunity to offer a month-long discount on our research and consultation services of 15% (ends 11 June at midnight).

Just go to Elizabeth Lapointe Research Services at www.elrs.biz, or send an email with the subject "special" to genealogyresearch@aol.com to see how I can help you find that elusive Canadian ancestor!

Research Tip! If you have ancestors from many places across Canada, a good place to start researching is Dave Obee's site at http://www.cangenealogy.com/ called  CanGenealogy.

 Check the Canadian Week in Review every Monday morning for the latest in Genealogy, Heritage, and History news in Canada.

If you missed this week’s edition, it is at http://genealogycanada.blogspot.com/2015/05/canadian-week-in-review-18-may-2014.html

It’s the ONLY news blog of its kind in Canada

It has been a regular post every Monday morning since April 23, 2012

 The next issue will be 01 June 2015.

Sunday, May 24, 2015

SGGEE convention to be held at Gatineau, Quebec

 
The Society for German Genealogy in Eastern Europe (SGGEE) is holding its convention in Gatineau, Quebec (right across the river from Ottawa), August 6 to the 9th at the Ramada Plaza Manoir du Casino, 75 rue d' Edmonton Street, Gatineau.

The theme of this convention will be Researching Our German Roots in Poland and the Russian Empire.

A convention for people of German origin interested in the genealogy, culture and history of their ancestors who migrated through Russian Poland, Volhynia, and surrounding areas.

Edie Adams, Richard Benert, Karl Krueger, Gary Warner, and Ottawa’s own Shirley-Ann Pyefinch are some of the speakers.

Information about the convention at https://www.sggee.org/convention/convention_news.html#

The Registration Form is at https://www.sggee.org/convention/2015%20Registration%20form.pdf

The website of the SGGEE is at https://www.sggee.org/

Their Facebook page is at https://www.facebook.com/pages/SGGEE/450920501736548

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SPECIAL OFFER!!!!!!!!!
 Need help in finding your elusive Canadian ancestors?

As a nod of the hat to the Ontario Genealogical Conference being held in Barrie, Ontario from May 29 to May 31, may we take this opportunity to offer a month-long discount on our research and consultation services of 15% (ends 11 June at midnight).

Just go to Elizabeth Lapointe Research Services at www.elrs.biz, or send an email with the subject "special" to genealogyresearch@aol.com to see how I can help you find that elusive Canadian ancestor!

Research Tip! For background information on Germans from Prussia, Russia, Hungary, and Poland in Canada, go to http://www.genealogienetz.de/reg/WELT/canada.html
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Check the Canadian Week in Review every Monday morning for the latest in Genealogy, Heritage, and History news in Canada.

If you missed this week’s edition, it is at http://genealogycanada.blogspot.com/2015/05/canadian-week-in-review-18-may-2014.html
 
It’s the ONLY news blog of its kind in Canada

OGS - Primary Call for Presentations 2016




Here is the press release sent out by the OGS last night -

Ontario Genealogical Society Conference 2016

Genealogy on the Cutting Edge

Primary Call for Presentations

The Ontario Genealogical Society’s Toronto Branch will host the Society’s annual conference on June 3-5, 2016 at Toronto's International Plaza Hotel. The Society (OGS) enjoys the largest membership of any Canadian family history organization. The conference theme, “Genealogy on the Cutting Edge”, has been selected to inspire excitement among speakers, exhibitors and attendees alike.

In keeping with this theme, we invite proposals for presentations on: (1) the latest developments in archives, libraries, museums and societies in the heritage sector, (2) recently discovered or released genealogical records, (3) newly developed genealogical databases, transcriptions or indexes, (4) innovative theoretical or methodological approaches to genealogical or historical research, including case histories, (5) cutting-edge technology and its application for family historians, whether in information management, mobile computing, genetic testing and analysis, or other emerging fields.

Most sessions will be one hour long. However, we are open to proposals for shorter "what's new" presentations, longer seminars, or multi-part lectures. Topics for interactive, hands-on workshops are also welcome (typically half-day sessions). Speakers will receive an honorarium, plus appropriate expenses and complimentary Conference registration. In early 2016 speakers will submit content for our multi-media digital “Bonus Materials” package – including, but not restricted to, traditional syllabus text files.

Please submit your proposals by e-mail. Include your full name, mailing address, telephone number, e-mail address, website address (if applicable) and biographical information, including recent speaking credits. For each proposal, please provide a unique title and a summary of at most 250 words, and identify the intended audience (beginner, intermediate, advanced) and A/V requirements. Multiple proposals are encouraged.

DEADLINE FOR PROPOSALS: 14 August 2015

To submit proposals or ask questions, please contact the Conference 2016 Program Committee at: conference2016@ogs.on.ca.

A supplementary call for presentations on late-breaking cutting-edge developments will be issued closer to the event. Anyone considering this option is encouraged to provide a heads-up of what may be in the works. For more information about OGS and Toronto Branch respectively, please visit: www.ogs.on.ca and www.torontofamilyhistory.org.

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SPECIAL OFFER!!!!!!!!!

Need help in finding your elusive Canadian ancestors?

As a nod of the hat to the Ontario Genealogical Conference being held in Barrie, Ontario from May 29 to May 31, may we take this opportunity to offer a month-long discount on our research and consultation services of 15% (ends 11 June at midnight).

Just go to Elizabeth Lapointe Research Services at www.elrs.biz, or send an email with the subject "special" to genealogyresearch@aol.com to see how I can help you find that elusive Canadian ancestor!

Research Tip! The Toronto Branch of the Ontario Genealogical Society has most of the City Directories of Toronto online from 1833 to 1922 at http://torontofamilyhistory.org/researching-toronto-ancestors/city-directories/.   
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Check the Canadian Week in Review every Monday morning for the latest in Genealogy, Heritage, and History news in Canada.

If you missed this week’s edition, it is at http://genealogycanada.blogspot.com/2015/05/canadian-week-in-review-18-may-2014.html
 
It’s the ONLY news blog of its kind in Canada

Friday, May 22, 2015

North Sydney Heritage Museum, Nova Scotia


Thirty years ago, the people of North Sydney, Nova Scotia built a heritage museum because they wanted some place to put all of their artifacts and paper documents.

They have just recently renovated the place, and now they have a number of exhibitions on display.  These exhibits centre around immigration, transportation, the military and communication.

They are also planning to have a number of speakers come to the museum this summer, and one of them will be Joan Dawson who has written A History of Nova Scotia in 50 Objects. She will appear on Monday the 25 of May from 7-8 p.m.

She has also authored Mapmaker's Legacy, Nova Scotia's Lost Highways, and Nova Scotia's Historic Rivers.

The website is http://www.northsydneymuseum.ca/index.html

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SPECIAL OFFER!!!!!!!!!

Need help in finding your Canadian ancestors?

As a nod of the hat to the Ontario Genealogical Conference being held in Barrie, Ontario from May 29 to May 31, may we take this opportunity to offer a month-long discount on our research and consultation services of 15% (ends 11 June at midnight).

Just go to Elizabeth Lapointe Research Services at www.elrs.biz, or send an email with the subject "special" to genealogyresearch@aol.com to see how I can help you find that elusive Canadian ancestor!

Research Tip!  There are immigration records for North Sydney from November 1906 to August 1922. The immigrants came from Newfoundland and St-Pierre et Miquelon.  r========================================================================

Check the Canadian Week in Review every Monday morning for the latest in Genealogy, Heritage, and History news in Canada.

If you missed this week’s edition, it is at http://genealogycanada.blogspot.com/2015/05/canadian-week-in-review-18-may-2014.html
 
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Canadian genealogist to present Family Tree University webinar


If you don’t know who Janice Nickerson is already, she is a professional Canadian genealogist from Toronto, Ontario who has been asked by Family Tree University to give a live, one-hour webinar called Canadian Genealogy Crash Course on Tuesday, May 26th, starting at 7 pm Eastern (6 pm Central/5 pm Mountain/4 pm Pacific).

To register for the course, go to http://www.shopfamilytree.com/canadian-genealogy-crash-course-live-webinar?et_mid=753000&rid=238906143

Janice has been doing Canadian genealogy for 30 years, so she knows her stuff.

There will be a live Q&A after the webinar, so be sure to have your questions ready!

Janice also has a website at Upper Canada Genealogy (helping you trace your Ontario roots…) at http://www.uppercanadagenealogy.com/

Thursday, May 21, 2015

UPDATE: OGS Conference – Interview No 7


Cindy Robichaud of the Ontario Genealogical Society interviews conference attendee, Michele Watson, from Essex Branch, OGS.
 
Listen to Michele as she tells us how she became interested in family history, and what she hopes to gain from attending the Conference in Barrie this year. 
 
 
And to view the other interviews on this blog, you can go to the following websites -

Interview No 1 with Thomas MacEntee and Dr.Janet Few at http://genealogycanada.blogspot.com/2015/02/update-ogs-conference-interviews.html

Interview No 2 with Dr. Maurice Gleeson at http://genealogycanada.blogspot.com/2015/02/another-ogs-interview.html

Interview No 3 with Kirsty Gray http://genealogycanada.blogspot.com/2015/02/update-ogs-conference-interview-no-3.html

Interview No 4 with Dave Obee http://genealogycanada.blogspot.com/2015/03/update-ogs-conference-interview-no-4.html

Interview No 5 with Richard M. Doherty http://genealogycanada.blogspot.com/2015/03/update-ogs-conference-interview-no-5.html

Interview No 6 with Kathryn Lake Hogan http://genealogycanada.blogspot.com/2015/03/update-ogs-conference-interview-no-6.html 
 
 
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Need help in finding your Canadian ancestors?

As a nod of the hat to the Ontario Genealogical Conference being held in Barrie, Ontario from May 29 to May 31, may we take this opportunity to offer a month-long discount on our research and consultation services of 15% (ends 11 June at midnight).

Just go to Elizabeth Lapointe Research Services at www.elrs.biz, or send an email with the subject "special" to genealogyresearch@aol.com to see how I can help you find that elusive Canadian ancestor!
 
Research Tip! What a better way to see and meet with people that are from the same areas as your ancestors than to go to the Marketplace at the OGS conference where there will be many vendors from the province there. The website is http://www.ogs.on.ca/conference/marketplace/ 
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Check the Canadian Week in Review every Monday morning for the latest in Genealogy, Heritage, and History news in Canada.

If you missed this week’s edition, it is at http://genealogycanada.blogspot.com/2015/05/canadian-week-in-review-18-may-2014.html
 
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Wednesday, May 20, 2015

More Canadian records are added to FamilySearch


They have added the following records -

Canadian Passenger List 1881-1922

They have added 2111 images to an existing collection.

The website says “Contains records for the ports of Quebec City, 1900-1921; Halifax, 1881-1922; Saint John, 1900-1912; North Sydney, 1906-1912; Vancouver, 1905-1912; Victoria, 1905-1912; New York, 1906-1912; and Eastern US Ports, 1905-1912. The lists for United States ports include only those names of passengers with intentions of proceeding directly to Canada”.

The website is https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1823240?et_cid=49343831&et_rid=839174644&linkid=https%3a%2f%2ffamilysearch.org%2fsearch%2fcollection%2f1823240&cid=

Newfoundland Vital Statistics 1753 - 1893

They have added 191,573 new indexed to the record collection

The website includes images of church record transcripts. Contains baptisms, marriages, and some burials from many churches in the province

The website is https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1793777?et_cid=49343831&et_rid=839174644&linkid=https%3a%2f%2ffamilysearch.org%2fsearch%2fcollection%2f1793777&cid=
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SPECIAL OFFER!!!!!!!!!

Need help in finding your Canadian ancestors?

As a nod of the hat to the Ontario Genealogical Conference being held in Barrie, Ontario from May 29 to May 31, may we take this opportunity to offer a month-long discount on our research and consultation services of 15% (ends 11 June at midnight).

Just go to Elizabeth Lapointe Research Services at www.elrs.biz, or send an email with the subject "special" to genealogyresearch@aol.com to see how I can help you find that elusive Canadian ancestor!
 
Research Tip! If you want to explore the possible research Wiki for Canada, go to https://familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/Canada_Genealogy. They have completely sourced documents, and are adding more every day.
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Check the Canadian Week in Review every Monday morning for the latest in Genealogy, Heritage, and History news in Canada.

If you missed this week’s edition, it is at http://genealogycanada.blogspot.com/2015/05/canadian-week-in-review-18-may-2014.html
 
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