Tag Archives: WWI

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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This week’s crème de la crème – June 14, 2014

A few of the bijoux I discovered this week. Blogs The Future of the Canadian Archival Community by John D. Reid on Canada’s Anglo-Celtic Connections. From Roscommon to Canada by Joe Buggy on Townland of Origin. “They Were Only Farmers” — … Continue reading

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Dr. Desmond Morton to speak about Townshippers during WWI

Well-known military historian Dr. Desmond Morton will speak at the Stanstead Historical Society’s annual general meeting on Saturday, June 14. In his talk, So… what did Townshippers do in the Great War, Daddy?, Dr. Morton will discuss the 5th Canadian Mounted Rifles, the … Continue reading

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Lives of the First World War website

Lorine McGinnis Schulze of The Olive Tree Genealogy has written a blog post about a new website, Lives of the First World War. “Lives of the First World War is one of the Imperial War Museum’s major centenary projects, which … Continue reading

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New exhibit marks 100th anniversary of the Royal 22e Régiment

The Royal 22e Régiment Museum at the Citadelle in Quebec City recently opened a permanent exhibit, Je me souviens (I remember), to mark the regiment’s 100th anniversary. Known as the Van Doos, the 22e Régiment was formed in 1914 so that French Canadians could serve … Continue reading

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OGS launches new WWI heritage society

The Ontario Genealogical Society sent the following message in its weekly eNewsletter. “To commemorate the 100th anniversary of the start of the First World War, OGS has launched a new Heritage Society. The First World War Society is a lineage … Continue reading

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McMaster University digitzes WWI trench maps

To mark the 100th anniversary of the start of WWI, McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario has digitized more than 1,350 trench maps and 580 photos from France and Belgium that the university acquired over the years. These artifacts join the more … Continue reading

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Latest batch of British WWI unit diaries now online

The National Archives announced a couple of days ago that it has made a third batch of WWI unit war diaries from France and Flanders available online through its First World War 100 portal. The unit war diaries provide accounts … Continue reading

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Historians gather in Montreal to discuss WWI and French history

About 600 academics from around the world will gather in Montreal this week to discuss the 100th anniversary of WWI as part of a broader theme of War and Peace in French History. Historians attending the 60th Annual Meeting of the Society … Continue reading

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