Author Archives: Gail Dever

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.

Reminder: Genealogy à la carte blog has moved

This blog, Genealogy à la carte, moved to a new location July 1 where I continue to post genealogy news stories every day. If you haven’t visited the new digs, you’ve missed the weekly Crème de la crème of genealogy blog … Continue reading

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We’ve moved!

It’s July 1st and this blog has moved! We are now at a new, simpler address: http://www.genealogyalacarte.ca We have moved all the blog posts to the new digs, and the genealogy news format and look remains the same. Only the address has changed. So, click … Continue reading

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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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