Monthly Archives: February 2014

Before-after photos of Montreal

Anyone who has met me knows I am a wee bit of a photo fanatic. That is why I follow a few cities’ vintage Facebook pages, hoping to see a photos of my ancestors’ homes, places of business, or just views … Continue reading

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Quote of the day

The quote of the day, featured on the front page of today’s Montreal Gazette, will strike a chord among family historians. “If you don’t know history, then you don’t know anything. You are a leaf that doesn’t know it is … Continue reading

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Genealogy à la carte now on Facebook

You can now join us on Facebook in the Genealogy à la carte group to share ideas, ask questions, and learn from others. Together, we will discuss resources, brick walls, genealogy standards, education, issues, and trends, primarily in Quebec and elsewhere in Canada, … Continue reading

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QAHN’s contests aim to generate interest in heritage among young people

If they are not already doing so, genealogy societies — and genealogists — should explore ways to engage young people in family history, but it can be a challenge. At my dinner table, for example, eyes often roll at the mere mention of … Continue reading

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The Organized genealogist?

Who knew that organized and genealogist could be in the same sentence? According to professional organizer and amateur genealogist, Janine Adams, it is possible. I just discovered her blog, Organize Your Family History, and I like it. The short, neat list of categories includes … Continue reading

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Genealogy and a query about copyright law

One of my faves, Judy Russell, The Legal Genealogist, provides clarity to what sounds like a complicated issue in copyright law for genealogists in Canada and the US. Judy writes that the “query comes from a Canadian who is struggling to understand what … Continue reading

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Ancestry announces new search tool coming soon announced on its blog that a new search tool is coming that will provide us with more control over our results. The tool is a new sliding control that will make it easy to broaden or narrow our search … Continue reading

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When piano building was a booming industry

Since I play the piano and many of my ancestors played the piano, I read with interest the Montreal Times article about the Craig Piano Company that began manufacturing pianos in Montreal in 1856. I would like to think that someone in my family may … Continue reading

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John D. Reid posts item about WDYTYA? Live 2014 handouts

This morning, John D. Reid posted an item and link on his blog, Canada’s Anglo-Celtic Connections, about speaker handouts from the Society of Genealogists lectures at Who Do You Think You Are? Live 2014. Check out John’s blog today for … Continue reading

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Knowledge Café teaches and encourages members to network

When a genealogist in Tennessee recently asked for suggestions for her society about ideas for holding a family history fair with rotating classes, I was reminded of a Knowledge Café I participated in at a Conference Board of Canada conference in Toronto a … Continue reading

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