Monthly Archives: March 2014

Lecture on Montreal’s Square Mile

On Thursday, April 3, at 12:30 p.m., as part of the Atwater Library and Computer Centre’s Lunchtime Series, Nancy Dunton will give an illustrated talk on The Houses of the Square Mile, the Montreal neighbourhood at the southern foot of Mount … Continue reading


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LAC posts photos of Residential Schools

Library and Archives Canada has published photos online from its collection on Residential Schools, taken between 1885 and 1996. The first set of photos posted were taken in Alberta, with plans to post photos from other provinces throughout the year.

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Britain to turn off lights to mark WWI centenary

On August 4, every household in Britain will be asked to turn off their lights at 11:00 p.m. to mark the 100th anniversary of the First World War. People are being asked to replace their lights with one single light to … Continue reading

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TV series Outlander to air this summer

Warning: Some readers may scream with delight when they read the following post… even though it has little to do with genealogy. Good news for fans of Diana Galbaldon’s books. The TV series, Outlander, that takes place in the Scottish … Continue reading

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Webinar for frugal genealogists

I have yet to figure out why many genealogists are so bloomin’ cheap, but we are. We spend days fretting about whether or not to pay $10 or $15 for a marriage record even though this could be the missing link … Continue reading

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Quebec City’s J.A. Moisan worth a visit

If you plan to visit Quebec City this year, add the J.A. Moisan fine food shop to your must-see list. Founded in 1871, the shop may be the oldest grocery store in North America. Current owner Clément Saint-Laurent has turned the upstairs … Continue reading

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Savoir faire — FGS conference offers full day of strategic planning sessions

Further to yesterday’s post about society development workshops at the Southern California Genealogical Society’s Jamboree, the Federation of Genealogical Societies plans a full day of strategic planning sessions at its conference in Texas this August. The sessions, such as those listed below, offer thought-provoking … Continue reading

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To tweet or not to tweet — That’s my dilemma

Oh, dear. I guess it is time I learned to tweet. To me, Twitter seems like a bunch of 140-character shouting. Then again, I thought Facebook was a waste of time until I discovered how it could help me with … Continue reading

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Savoir faire — SCGS Jamboree workshops offer thought-provoking ideas for societies

When I read about the three genealogy society development workshops that will take place at the Southern California Genealogical Society’s (SCGS) upcoming Jamboree, I thought the themes of these workshops could easily serve as inspiration for our local societies and could be … Continue reading

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Baron Alfred Baumgarten house

The Montreal Times often publishes before and after photos of grand homes in Montreal. In the latest issue, the newspaper featured the Baron Alfred Baumgarten house at 3450 McTavish, in the city’s Golden Square Mile, and its history. “At the turn … Continue reading

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