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

The bijoux I discovered this week.


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.

PRONI user forum meeting — latest developments by Chris Paton on The British GENES Blog.

Step back in time: Library and Archives Canada helps the National Gallery of Canada recreate a First World War exhibition experience on Library and Archives Canada Blog.

Genealogy Goals vs Strategies and Just Dig A Little Deeper by Valerie Hughes on Genealogy with Valerie.

Books We Own by Dianne Nolin on Genealogy: Beyond the BMD.

Reading Ancestors’ Old Records: Problems to Watch Out for by Diane Haddad on Genealogy Insider.

The Creative Process: Mind Maps by Diane Weintraub on Nuts From the Family Tree.

Vital records: How to request them and keep track of those requests by Diane Hall on Michigan Family Tree.

How Emotional Peril Keeps Readers Reading by Janice Hardy on Writers in the Storm.

Free Kindle App — Read Kindle Books on Any App by Thomas MacEntee on GeneaBloggers.

BBC TV WDYTYA next series by John D. Reid on Canada’s Anglo-Celtic Connections.


Many narrow streets of yesteryear still exist — in name only by Robert N. Wilkins, Montreal Gazette.

Time machine: What life in Canada was like before the First World War by Rick Cash and Jerry Johnson, Globe and Mail, Toronto.

Race Is On To Preserve Little-Known French Dialect in Missouri by Alan Scher Zagier, Associated Press, Edmonton Journal. (Appeared in several major Canadian newspapers.)

Franco-American history and culture at USM LAC in Lewiston by Juliana L’Heureux, Portland (Maine) Press Herald.

French Canadians Celebrate Their Heritage by Madeline Stoker, CT News Junkie, Connecticut.

Wounds that won’t heal, cars for the Kaiser and more reader stories from WW1, Globe and Mail, Toronto.

An Irish Woman’s Diary on those who came home from the first World War by Alison Healy, Irish Times.

The Fast-Paced World of the Past by D. Joshua Taylor, Huffington Post.

Cedar Rapids company under state review after complaints by Erin Jordan, The Gazette, Cedar Rapids, Iowa.


About Gail Dever

Gail Dever is a Montreal-based genealogist and blogger and a webmaster for the British Isles Family History Society of Greater Ottawa.
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