Monthly Archives: June 2014

Got a couple of minutes to celebrate Canada Day?

Canada Day, or any day such as today, is a good time to watch two of Historica Canada’s Heritage Minutes about Sir John A. Macdonald at the Charlottetown Conference in 1864, which launched Confederation, and about Sir George-Étienne Cartier’s incredible contributions to bringing … Continue reading

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Support wanted for Montreal Irish Memorial Park

A new group, the Montreal Irish Memorial Park Foundation, asks for support to create a new park at the Black Rock. The park would provide green space and honour the immigrants who died of typhus in 1847-48, and those who … Continue reading

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This week’s crème de la crème — June 28, 2014

The bijoux I discovered this week. Blogs 10 Ways to Find a Loyalist Ancestor by Lorine McGinnis Schulze on The Olive Tree Genealogy. Book Review: Loyalist Refugees. Non-Military Refugees in Quebec 1776-1784 by Bobbi King on Eastman’s Online Genealogy Newsletter. … Continue reading

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New WWI Canadian records added to Ancestry

I learned from John D. Reid’s blog, Canada’s Anglo-Celtic Connections, that Ancestry has added the following Canadian WWI records. Canada, Ledgers of CEF Officers Transferring to Royal Flying Corps, 1915-1919, 1,210 records This relatively small database is from the records of … Continue reading

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Celebrate Canada Day with free access to Canadian records

Ancestry.ca offers free access to all 235 million Canadian records on its website until Canada Day, July 1, 11:59 p.m. Eastern time.To view these records, you will need to register for free with Ancestry.ca with your name and email address. Once you … Continue reading

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New books in LAC’s Genealogy Services Collection

Library and Archives Canada posted on its blog a list of new books available in its Genealogy Services Collection. Among the books listed, the following are about Quebec and Quebec families. Family Histories L’ancêtre des familles Kirouac en Amérique, son épouse et leurs fils : … Continue reading

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Toronto Star donates more than one million photos

The Toronto Star has donated more than one million photographs, spanning the years 1900 to 1999, to the Toronto Public Library. This collection represents the Star‘s entire photo archive. Toronto Star publisher John Cruickshank said: “These remarkable photos will now … Continue reading

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40% off genealogy boot camps

Thomas MacEntee’s Hack Genealogy has announced 40% off all digital downloads from his genealogy boot camp series. The available boot camps, with handouts, are: Self-Publishing Boot Camp Get Your Genealogy Groove Back Boot Camp Genealogy Writing Boot Camp The sale price for personal use … Continue reading

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FamilySearch offers free Scottish research webinar series

From June 23 to 27, FamilySearch offers a free webinar series about research in Scotland. These webinars are part of a series of webinars that will be made available on a monthly basis through the coming year. This sounds like … Continue reading

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Joyeuse Fête de la Saint-Jean

Today marks the 180th edition of Saint-Jean-Baptiste Day in Quebec. Early French colonists introduced to North America the tradition of celebrating the summer solstice around the feast day of Saint John the Baptist. The patriotic tone of the Saint- Jean-Baptiste … Continue reading

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