Category Archives: Montreal

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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Notman House opens its doors

This past week, the doors officially opened at Montreal’s Notman House — Maison Notman — after more than $7 million was spent on renovations. The house was the former home of 19th-century photographer William Notman. It is now a place for young … Continue reading

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Old tourist guides can help us learn about our ancestors

To learn more about our ancestors and gain a better understanding of how they lived, we often need to think outside the box of traditional resources. One set of unusual genealogy resources are tourist guides, almanacs, and street guides. If you plan … Continue reading

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Lecture on architecture of Montreal’s Square Mile

At the Atwater Library and Computer Centre on Thursday, June 5, architectural historian Susan Wagg will give an illustrated presentation on her book, The Architecture of Andrew Thomas Taylor: Montreal’s Square Mile and Beyond, “a groundbreaking study of the life and work … Continue reading

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Montréal Museums Day on Sunday

Sunday, May 25, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., is Montréal Museums Day when 34 museums across the island will open their doors for free to the public. Free shuttle service will also be available. For details, the list of … Continue reading

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Happy birthday, Montreal!

Joyeux anniversaire, Montréal! On this day — May 17 — 372 years ago, Paul de Chomedey de Maisonneuve and Jeanne Mance founded Montreal, then known as Ville-Marie. Plans are already underway for a memorable 375th anniversary in 2017. One initiative I … Continue reading

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More than 100 years of McGill University yearbooks digitized and available online

If you have an ancestor who graduated from Montreal’s McGill University or think you may, take a look the digitized collection of Old McGill Yearbooks from 1898 to 2000 that the university has produced. Also available are the yearbooks for … Continue reading

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