Tuesday, December 14, 2010

OntarioGenWeb Updates

Elgin County
Added a blurb and a link to the Elgin OGS website announcing publications available on World War I veterans from Elgin County

Glengarry County
Latest updates

Hastings County
Additions made to http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~onhuron/home-children.htm

Russell County
Since the last report, the web site had 179 visitors [35011]. During the calendar month of November, this GenWeb site was viewed 213 times. Two new queries were posted [1061].

Simcoe County
Queries have been updated.

Wednesday, December 01, 2010

Canadian Genealogy Events in December 2010

Is your Canadian genealogy event missing? Add it to our CanadaGenWeb Calendar

ALBERTA
  • December 1, 2010: Medicine Hat, Medicine Hat AGS, Meeting, 7pm
  • December 2, 2010: Edmonton, Edmonton AGS England/Wales SIG, Meeting, 7:30pm
  • December 4, 2010: Calgary, Alberta Family Histories Society's Quebec SIG, Meeting, 2pm
  • December 4, 2010: Edmonton, Edmonton AGS, Workshop, 10am-3pm
  • December 8, 2010: Medicine Hat, Medicine Hat AGS Germans from Russia SIG, Meeting, 1pm
  • December 8, 2010: Red Deer, Fort McMurray AGS, Meeting, 7pm
  • December 9, 2010: Calgary, Alberta Family Histories Society's Beginner's SIG, Meeting, 7pm
  • December 9, 2010: Camrose, Camrose AGS, Meeting, 7:30pm
  • December 14, 2010: Edmonton, Edmonton AGS Ireland SIG, Meeting, 7:30pm
  • December 15, 2010: Medicine Hat, Medicine Hat AGS Computer SIG, Meeting, 1pm
  • December 18, 2010: Calgary, Alberta Family Histories Society's English/Welsh SIG, Meeting, 10am
  • December 22, 2010: Drayton Valley, Drayton Valley Branch AGS, Meeting, 7pm
  • December 22, 2010: Red Deer, Red Deer AGS, Meeting, 7pm

    BRITISH COLUMBIA
  • December 6, 2010: Chilliwack, Chilliwack UELAC, Meeting
  • December 6, 2010: Kelowna, Kelowna & District Genealogical Society, Meeting
  • December 8, 2010: Burnaby, British Columbia Genealogical Society, Meeting, 7:30pm
  • December 9, 2010: Victoria, Victoria Genealogy Society, Meeting, 7:30pm

    MANITOBA
  • December 13, 2010: Winnipeg, Southeast & Winnipeg MGS, Meeting, 7:30pm

    ONTARIO
  • December 1, 2010: Toronto, Governor Simcoe UELAC, Meeting, 7:30pm
  • December 4, 2010: Barrie, Simcoe OGS, Meeting, 2-4pm
  • December 6, 2010: Sudbury, Sudbury OGS, Meeting, 7pm
  • December 7, 2010: Brantford, Brant OGS BISG, Meeting, 7:30pm
  • December 7, 2010: London, London & Middlesex OGS, Meeting, 7pm
  • December 7, 2010: Oshawa, Durham Region OGS, Meeting
  • December 7, 2010: Peterborough, Kawartha OGS, Meeting
  • December 9, 2010: Kitchener, Waterloo OGS, Meeting
  • December 11, 2010: Ottawa, (BIFHSGO) British Isles Family History Society of Greater Ottawa, 10am
  • December 13, 2010: Windsor, Essex OGS, Meeting, 7pm
  • December 14, 2010: Woodstock, Oxford OGS, Meeting, 6:30pm
  • December 15, 2010: Toronto, Jewish Genealogical Society, Meeting
  • December 16, 2010: Brantford, Brant OGS FHSG, Meeting, 10am-12pm
  • Wednesday, November 17, 2010

    canadagenweb.org fixed!

    The glitch causing canadagenweb.org to be inaccessible has been fixed!  Our sites can again be accessed through our canadagenweb.org domain.  Happy surfing!

    Monday, November 15, 2010

    canadagenweb.org technical difficulties

    Currently canadagenweb.org is experiencing some technical difficulties, it's unknown when the issue will be resolved but it is being worked on.

    In the interim the rootsweb links still work and 'canadagenweb.org' can be replaced with 'rootsweb.ancestry.com/~canwgw'

    For our Provincial & Territorial pages please use these links:
  • Alberta GenWeb
  • British Columbia GenWeb
  • Manitoba GenWeb
  • New Brunswick GenWeb
  • Newfoundland & Labrador GenWeb
  • Northwest Territories & Nunavut GenWeb
  • Québec GenWeb
  • Saskatchewan GenWeb
  • Yukon GenWeb  

  • For our Cemetery Project replace 'cemetery.canadagenweb.org' with 'rootsweb.ancestry.com/~cancemet'.

    We apologize for the inconvenience.

    Monday, November 01, 2010

    Canadian Genealogy Events in November 2010

    Is your Canadian genealogy event missing? Add it to our CanadaGenWeb Calendar

    ALBERTA
  • November 3, 2010: Medicine Hat, Medicine Hat AGS, Meeting, 7pm
  • November 4, 2010: Edmonton, Edmonton AGS England/Wales SIG, Meeting, 7:30pm
  • November 6, 2010: Edmonton, Edmonton AGS, Workshop, 10am-3pm
  • November 9, 2010: Edmonton, Edmonton AGS Ireland SIG, Meeting, 7:30pm
  • November 10, 2010: Medicine Hat, Medicine Hat AGS Germans from Russia SIG, Meeting, 1pm
  • November 10, 2010: Red Deer, Fort McMurray AGS, Meeting, 7pm
  • November 11, 2010: Calgary, Alberta Family Histories Society's Beginner's SIG, Meeting, 7pm
  • November 11, 2010: Camrose, Camrose AGS, Meeting, 7:30pm
  • November 16, 2010: Grande Prairie, Grande Prairie AGS, Meeting, 7pm
  • November 16, 2010: Wetaskiwin, Wetaskiwin AGS, Meeting, 7pm
  • November 17, 2010: Drayton Valley, Drayton Valley Branch AGS, Meeting, 7pm
  • November 17, 2010: Edmonton, Edmonton AGS Canadian SIG, Meeting, 7:30pm
  • November 17, 2010: Medicine Hat, Medicine Hat AGS Computer SIG, Meeting, 1pm
  • November 18, 2010: Edmonton, Edmonton AGS Computer SIG, Meeting, 7:30pm
  • November 20, 2010: Calgary, Alberta Family Histories Society's English/Welsh SIG, Meeting, 10am
  • November 24, 2010: Calgary, Alberta Family Histories Society's Celtic SIG, Meeting, 7pm
  • November 24, 2010: Red Deer, Red Deer AGS, Meeting, 7pm
  • November 25, 2010: Edmonton, Edmonton AGS, Meeting, 7:30pm

    BRITISH COLUMBIA
  • November 1, 2010: Kelowna, Kelowna & District Genealogical Society, Meeting
  • November 3-7, 2010: Victoria, Personal Historians Conference, Conference, 8am-4pm
  • November 4, 2010: Campbell River, Campbell River Genealogy Society, Meeting, 7pm
  • November 4, 2010: Penticton, South Okanagan Genealogical Society, Meeting, 7pm
  • November 8, 2010: Chilliwack, Chilliwack UELAC, Meeting
  • November 10, 2010: Burnaby, British Columbia Genealogical Society, Meeting, 7:30pm
  • November 11, 2010: Victoria, Victoria Genealogy Society, Meeting, 7:30pm
  • November 20, 2010: Victoria, Victoria Branch UELAC, Meeting, 12pm
  • November 20, 2010: Victoria, Victoria Genealogy Society, Workshop, 10am-12pm

    MANITOBA
  • November 8, 2010: Winnipeg, Southeast & Winnipeg MGS, Meeting, 7:30pm
  • November 22, 2010: Winnipeg, Computer SIG, Meeting, 7:30pm

    NEWFOUNDLAND
  • November 25, 2010: St John's, Newfoundland Historical Society, Meeting

    NOVA SCOTIA
  • November 25, 2010: Halifax, Mainland South Heritage Society, Meeting, 7pm

    ONTARIO
  • November 1, 2010: Oshawa, Durham Region OGS, Workshop, 6:30-9pm
  • November 2, 2010: Brantford, Brant OGS BISG, Meeting, 7:30pm
  • November 2, 2010: London, London & Middlesex OGS, Meeting, 7pm
  • November 2-23, 2010: North York, Toronto OGS Basic Genealogy & Family History Course, Course, 7-9pm
  • November 2, 2010: Oshawa, Durham Region OGS, Meeting
  • November 3, 2010: Goderich, Huron OGS, Meeting, 7pm
  • November 3-10, 2010: North York, Toronto OGS Beyond The Basics, Course, 6:15-8:15pm
  • November 3, 2010: Toronto, Governor Simcoe UELAC, Meeting, 7:30pm
  • November 3, 2010: Toronto, Jewish Genealogical Society, Meeting, 8pm
  • November 6, 2010: Amherstburg, Bicentennial UELAC, Meeting
  • November 6, 2010: Barrie, Simcoe OGS, Meeting, 2-4pm
  • November 6, 2010: Delhi, OGS Region IV Meeting, Meeting
  • November 6, 2010: Toronto, Workshop The Women In Our Past, Workshop
  • November 8, 2010: Oshawa, Durham Region OGS, Workshop, 6:30-9pm
  • November 8, 2010: Windsor, Essex OGS, Meeting, 7pm
  • November 9, 2010: London, London & Western Ontario Branch UELAC, Meeting, 7pm
  • November 9, 2010: Woodstock, Oxford OGS, Meeting, 6:30pm
  • November 10, 2010: Richmond Hill, York Region OGS, Meeting, 7:15pm
  • November 11, 2010: Kitchener, Waterloo OGS, Meeting
  • November 12, 2010: Guelph, Kent OGS, Meeting, 7pm
  • November 13, 2010: Belleville, Bay of Quinte UELAC, Meeting, 1:30pm
  • November 13 & November 20, 2010: North York, Toronto OGS Publish Before You Perish, Course, 6:15-8:15pm
  • November 13, 2010: Ottawa, (BIFHSGO) British Isles Family History Society of Greater Ottawa, 10am
  • November 15, 2010: Oshawa, Durham Region OGS, Workshop, 6:30-9pm
  • November 15, 2010: Ottawa, Ottawa Branch OGS, Meeting, 7:30pm
  • November 15, 2010: Sudbury, Sudbury OGS, Meeting, 7pm
  • November 16, 2010: Delhi, Norfolk Branch OGS, Meeting, 7:30pm
  • November 17, 2010: Hamilton, Hamilton OGS, Meeting, 2-4pm
  • November 18, 2010: Brantford, Brant OGS FHSG, Meeting, 10am-12pm
  • November 20, 2010: Kingston, Kingston Branch OGS, Meeting, 10am
  • November 20, 2010: Kingston, Kingston Branch UELAC, Meeting, 1:30pm
  • November 20, 2010: Peterborough, Kawartha OGS, Meeting, 2:30pm
  • November 20, 2010: Trenton, Quinte OGS, Meeting, 1pm
  • November 22, 2010: North York, Toronto OGS, Meeting, 7:30pm
  • November 23, 2010: Guelph, Wellington OGS, Meeting
  • November 23, 2010: Owen Sound, Bruce-Grey OGS, Meeting, 7:30pm
  • November 24, 2010: Toronto, Jewish Genealogical Society, Meeting
  • November 28, 2010: Brampton, Halton-Peel OGS, Meeting, 2pm
  • November 28, 2010: Brantford, Brant OGS, Meeting, 2pm

    PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND
  • November 20, 2010: Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island Genealogical Society, General Meeting

    SASKATCHEWAN
  • November 23, 2010: Moose Jaw, Moose Jaw SGS, Meeting
  • Sunday, October 31, 2010

    In the Genea-sphere...

    Until November 1st, Ancestry.ca is offering FREE access to French records in celebration of All Saints Day. Included are Quebec Land Grants, the Drouin Collection and immigration records.

    New Online Resources
    At Library & Archives Canada:
  • Upper Canada Land Petitions 1763-1865
  • New version of the Canadian Naturalization database

    At FamilySearch:
  • New Brunswick Births & Late Registrations 1810-1906
  • New Brunswick Death Certificates 1920-1934
  • New Brunswick Death Certificates 1935-1938
  • New Brunswick Provincial Return of Deaths 1815-1919
  • Newfoundland Vital Statistics 1753-1893
  • Prince Edward Island Baptismal Card Index 1721-1885
  • Prince Edward Island Death Card Index 1721-1905
  • Prince Edward Island Marriage Registers 1832-1888
    Source: Eastman's Online Genealogy Newsletter

    At Manitoba Archives:
  • Biographical sheets of Hudson Bay Company & North West Company employees
    Source: Anglo-Celtic Connections

    At Olive Tree Genealogy:
  • Surgeon's Journal for Ship Elizabeth Ireland to Quebec 1825
  • Extracts of Names from Surgeons' Journals of 8 ships from Ireland to Upper Canada 1825

    At BC Archives:
  • The Amazing Time Machine now includes the history of ghost town Ocean Falls
    Source: Times Colonist

    Nova Scotia Archives has debuted a YouTube channel featuring historic films

    At Ancestry.ca:
  • FREE access to 200 selected service records of those who served in the two world wars
  • Quebec, Land Grants, 1763-1890 free access until November 1st, then part of an Ancestry.ca subscription.

    Contests

    NovaScotia.com is offering the 'Discover Your Nova Scotia Roots Contest'. Winners will receive a trip to Nova Scotia and a private session with a local genealogists. Contest closes November 30th.

    CanadaGenealogy, or, 'Jane's Your Aunt' is seeking webpages, blog posts, etc. commemorating British Columbian veterans. Those who wish to participate have until November 11th.

    Volunteer Opportunities

    CanadaGenWeb's Cemetery Project
    Live near a Canadian cemetery? Our cemetery project's main focus is creating a directory of Canadian cemeteries but we also accept & post photographs of Canadian cemeteries. Help is needed to photograph older cemeteries before their inscriptions disappear forever.

    FamilySearch Indexing
  • Canada - 1871 Mortality Census
  • Canada - Passenger Lists 1881-1922
  • Canada, New Brunswick - Deaths 1815-1938 [Part A]
  • Canada, Ontario - Deaths 1933-1937
  • Canada, Ontario - Marriages, 1869-1927 [Part A]
  • Canadian 1861 Census

    Toronto OGS, in collaboration with FamilySearch Indexing, are indexing the burial registers of the "Toronto Trust Cemeteries". The project will involve four Toronto cemeteries with burials ranging from 1826-1935.

    Job Offerings
  • Toronto's Columbus Centre is seeking a Research Assistant
  • Association of Professional Genealogists need a Webmaster/Listmaster
  • Ontario Archives (Toronto) seeks a Senior Archivist

    Source: Eastman's Online Genealogy Newsletter

  • Friday, October 01, 2010

    Canadian Genealogy Events in October 2010

    ALBERTA
  • October 2, 2010: Edmonton, Edmonton AGS, Workshop, 10am-3pm
  • October 4, 2010: Edmonton, Edmonton AGS Scotland SIG, Meeting, 7:30pm
  • October 6, 2010: Medicine Hat, Medicine Hat AGS, Meeting, 7pm
  • October 7, 2010: Edmonton, Edmonton AGS England/Wales SIG, Meeting, 7:30pm
  • October 9, 2010: Calgary, Alberta Family Histories Society's Quebec SIG, Meeting, 2pm
  • October 12, 2010: Edmonton, Edmonton AGS Ireland SIG, Meeting, 7:30pm
  • October 13, 2010: Red Deer, Fort McMurray AGS, Meeting, 7pm
  • October 13, 2010: Medicine Hat, Medicine Hat AGS Germans from Russia SIG, Meeting, 1pm
  • October 14, 2010: Calgary, Alberta Family Histories Society's Beginner's SIG, Meeting, 7pm
  • October 14, 2010: Camrose, Camrose AGS, Meeting, 7:30pm
  • October 16, 2010: Calgary, Alberta Family Histories Society, Seminar, 8am-4pm
  • October 19, 2010: Grande Prairie, Grande Prairie AGS, Meeting, 7pm
  • October 19, 2010: Wetaskiwin, Wetaskiwin AGS, Meeting, 7pm
  • October 20, 2010: Drayton Valley, Drayton Valley Branch AGS, Meeting, 7pm
  • October 20, 2010: Edmonton, Edmonton AGS Canadian SIG, Meeting, 7:30pm
  • October 20, 2010: Medicine Hat, Medicine Hat AGS Computer SIG, Meeting, 1pm
  • October 21, 2010: Edmonton, Edmonton AGS Computer SIG, Meeting, 7:30pm
  • October 23, 2010: Calgary, Alberta Family Histories Society's English/Welsh SIG, Meeting, 10am
  • October 27, 2010: Calgary, Alberta Family Histories Society's Celtic SIG, Meeting, 7pm
  • October 27, 2010: Red Deer, Red Deer AGS, Meeting, 7pm
  • October 28, 2010: Edmonton, Edmonton AGS, Meeting, 7:30pm

    BRITISH COLUMBIA
  • October 4, 2010: Chilliwack, Chilliwack UELAC, Meeting
  • October 4, 2010: Kelowna, Kelowna & District Genealogical Society, Meeting
  • October 7, 2010: Campbell River, Campbell River Genealogy Society, Meeting, 7pm
  • October 7, 2010: Penticton, South Okanagan Genealogical Society, Meeting, 7pm
  • October 13, 2010: Burnaby, British Columbia Genealogical Society, Meeting, 7:30pm
  • October 14, 2010: Victoria, Victoria Genealogy Society, Meeting, 7:30pm
  • October 16, 2010: Victoria, Victoria Genealogy Society Seminar, Seminar
  • October 23, 2010: Victoria, Victoria Genealogy Society, Workshop, 10am-12pm

    MANITOBA
  • October 2, 2010: Winnipeg, East European Genealogical Society Seminar, Seminar, 8am-5pm
  • October 16, 2010: Winnipeg, Manitoba Genealogical Society, AGM, 10am
  • October 25, 2010: Winnipeg, Computer SIG, Meeting, 7:30pm

    NEW BRUNSWICK
  • October 14, 2010: Saint John, New Brunswick UELAC, Meeting, 7pm
  • October 15-17, 2010: Saint John, New Brunswick UELAC, Conference, Loyalists as Refugees

    NEWFOUNDLAND
  • October 28, 2010: St John's, Newfoundland Historical Society, Meeting

    NOVA SCOTIA
  • October 28, 2010: Halifax, Mainland South Heritage Society, Meeting, 7pm

    ONTARIO
  • September 28-November 23, 2010: North York, Toronto OGS Basic Genealogy & Family History Course, Course, 7-9pm
  • October 2, 2010: Kingston, Kingston UELAC, Meeting, 1:30pm
  • September 25 & October 2, 2010: North York, Toronto OGS Researching British Forces in Canada before 1871, Course, 1:30-3:30pm
  • October 5, 2010: Brantford, Brant OGS BISG, Meeting, 7:30pm
  • October 5, 2010: Oshawa, Durham Region OGS, Meeting
  • October 5, 2010: London, London & Middlesex OGS, Meeting, 7pm
  • October 6, 2010: Toronto, Governor Simcoe UELAC, Meeting, 7:30pm
  • October 6, 2010: Goderich, Huron OGS, Meeting, 7pm
  • October 6, 2010: Toronto, Jewish Genealogical Society, Meeting, 7:45pm
  • October 8, 2010: Guelph, Kent OGS, Meeting, 7pm
  • October 9, 2010: Ottawa, (BIFHSGO) British Isles Family History Society of Greater Ottawa, 10am
  • October 9, 2010: North York, Toronto OGS Researching Canadian Military Records, Course, 1:30-3:30pm
  • October 12, 2010: Windsor, Essex OGS, Meeting, 7pm
  • October 12, 2010: Woodstock, Oxford OGS, Meeting, 6:30pm
  • October 13, 2010: Richmond Hill, York Region OGS, Meeting, 7:15pm
  • October 14, 2010: Kitchener, Waterloo OGS, Meeting
  • October 16, 2010: Peterborough, Kawartha OGS, Meeting, 2pm
  • October 16, 2010: Kingston, Kingston Branch OGS, Meeting, 10am
  • October 16, 2010: Wyoming, OGS Region I Meeting, Meeting, 9am-3:30pm
  • October 16, 2010: Trenton, Quinte OGS, Meeting, 1pm
  • October 16, 2010: Barrie, Simcoe OGS, Meeting, 2-4pm
  • October 16, 2010: Toronto, Toronto UELAC, Meeting, 1-4pm
  • October 18, 2010: Sudbury, Sudbury OGS, Meeting, 7pm
  • October 19, 2010: Delhi, Norfolk Branch OGS, Meeting, 7:30pm
  • October 20-November 10, 2010: North York, Toronto OGS Beyond The Basics, Course, 6:15-8:15pm
  • October 21, 2010: Brantford, Brant OGS FHSG, Meeting, 10am-12pm
  • October 23-24, 2010: Brantford, Brant OGS Open House, 10am-8pm
  • October 23, 2010: Hamilton, Hamilton OGS, Meeting, 2-4pm
  • October 23, 2010: Ottawa, Ottawa Branch OGS, Meeting, 10am
  • October 24, 2010: Oakville, Halton-Peel OGS, Meeting, 2pm
  • October 25, 2010: Oshawa, Durham Region OGS, Workshop, 6:30-9pm
  • October 25, 2010: North York, Toronto OGS, Meeting, 7:30pm
  • October 26, 2010: Southampton, Bruce-Grey OGS, Meeting, 7:30pm
  • October 26, 2010: Guelph, Wellington OGS, Meeting
  • October 30, 2010: Brantford, Brant OGS Workshop, Workshop, 9:30am

    PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND
  • October 1, 2010: Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island Genealogical Society, Event, 7pm

    QUEBEC
  • October 2, 2010: Pointe Claire, Quebec Family History Society, Workshop, 10am-3pm
  • October 22, 2010: Verdun, Quebec Family History Society, Whisky Tasting, 8pm

    SASKATCHEWAN
  • October 26, 2010: Moose Jaw, Moose Jaw SGS, Meeting
  • Thursday, September 16, 2010

    OntarioGenWeb Updates

    Glengarry County
    Update page

    Rainy River District
    Added "Ontario Research Guidance"

    Russell County
    Since the last report, the web site had 176 visitors [34499]. During the calendar month of August, this GenWeb site was viewed 201 times. Five new queries were posted [1050].

    Simcoe County
    Simcoe County queries are updated

    Stormont County
    I've added a page for birth registrations in Stormont County which includes the four townships of Cornwall, Finch, Osnabruck and Roxborough in the year 1909

    Wednesday, September 01, 2010

    Canadian Genealogy Events in September 2010

    Visit the CanadaGenWeb Calendar for more information about these events! Event to add? Add it to our CanadaGenWeb Calendar

    ALBERTA
  • September 1, 2010: Edmonton, Edmonton AGS Ukrainian SIG, Meeting, 7:30pm
  • September 1, 2010: Medicine Hat, Medicine Hat AGS, Meeting, 7pm
  • September 2, 2010: Edmonton, Edmonton AGS England/Wales SIG, Meeting, 7:30pm
  • September 8, 2010: Medicine Hat, Medicine Hat AGS Germans from Russia SIG, Meeting, 1pm
  • September 8, 2010: Red Deer, Fort McMurray AGS, Meeting, 7pm
  • September 9, 2010: Camrose, Camrose AGS, Meeting, 7:30pm
  • September 13, 2010: Calgary, Alberta Family Histories Society, Meeting, 7pm
  • September 14, 2010: Edmonton, Edmonton AGS Ireland SIG, Meeting, 7:30pm
  • September 15, 2010: Drayton Valley, Drayton Valley Branch AGS, Meeting, 7pm
  • September 15, 2010: Edmonton, Edmonton AGS Canadian SIG, Meeting, 7:30pm
  • September 15, 2010: Medicine Hat, Medicine Hat AGS Computer SIG, Meeting, 1pm
  • September 16, 2010: Edmonton, Edmonton AGS Computer SIG, Meeting, 7:30pm
  • September 16, 2010: Lethbridge, Lethbridge & District AGS, Meeting
  • September 18, 2010: Calgary, Alberta Family Histories Society's English/Welsh SIG, Meeting, 10am
  • September 21, 2010: Grande Prairie, Grande Prairie AGS, Meeting, 7pm
  • September 21, 2010: Wetaskiwin, Wetaskiwin AGS, Meeting, 7pm
  • September 22, 2010: Red Deer, Red Deer AGS, Meeting, 7pm
  • September 23, 2010: Calgary, Alberta Family Histories Society's Celtic SIG, Meeting, 7pm
  • September 23, 2010: Edmonton, Edmonton AGS, Meeting, 7:30pm

    BRITISH COLUMBIA
  • September 2, 2010: Penticton, South Okanagan Genealogical Society, Meeting, 7pm
  • September 6, 2010: Chilliwack, Chilliwack UELAC, Meeting
  • September 8, 2010: Burnaby, British Columbia Genealogical Society, Meeting, 7:30pm
  • September 9, 2010: Campbell River, Campbell River Genealogy Society, Meeting, 7pm
  • September 9, 2010: Victoria, Victoria Genealogy Society, Meeting, 7:30pm
  • September 18, 2010: Burnaby, BC Genealogy Society Seminar, Seminar, 9am-3:30pm
  • September 18, 2010: Victoria, Victoria Genealogy Society Open House, 10am-4pm
  • September 21, 2010: Abbotsford, Abbotsford Genealogical Society, Meeting, 6:30pm
  • September 25, 2010: Kelowna, 2010 Seminar in Kelowna, Seminar, 8:30am-5:30pm
  • September 25, 2010: Victoria, Victoria Branch UELAC, Meeting, 12pm
  • September 25, 2010: Victoria, Victoria Genealogy Society, Workshop, 10am-12pm

    MANITOBA
  • September 13, 2010: Winnipeg, Southeast & Winnipeg MGS, Meeting, 7:30pm
  • September 15, 2010: Winnipeg, East European Genealogical Society, Meeting, 7pm
  • September 27, 2010: Winnipeg, Computer SIG, Meeting, 7:30pm

    NEWFOUNDLAND
  • September 24-25, 2010: St John's, Newfoundland Historical Society, Symposium

    NOVA SCOTIA
  • September 28, 2010: Halifax, Genealogical Society of Nova Scotia, Meeting, 7:30pm
  • September 30, 2010: Halifax, Mainland South Heritage Society, Meeting, 7pm

    ONTARIO
  • September 1, 2010: Goderich, Huron OGS, Meeting, 7pm
  • September 7, 2010: Brantford, Brant OGS BISG, Meeting, 7:30pm
  • September 7, 2010: London, London & Middlesex OGS, Meeting, 7pm
  • September 7, 2010: Oshawa, Durham Region OGS, Meeting
  • September 8, 2010: Richmond Hill, York Region OGS, Meeting, 7:15pm
  • September 9, 2010: Kitchener, Waterloo OGS, Meeting
  • September 10, 2010: Guelph, Kent OGS, Meeting, 7pm
  • September 10-12, 2010: Ottawa, Annual BIFHSGO Family History Conference
  • September 11, 2010: Ameliasburgh, Bay of Quinte UELAC, Meeting, 1:30pm
  • September 11, 2010: Barrie, Simcoe OGS, Meeting, 2-4pm
  • September 11, 2010: North York, Toronto OGS Lecture, Lecture, 10am
  • September 13, 2010: Windsor, Essex OGS, Meeting, 7pm
  • September 14, 2010: London, London & Western Ontario Branch UELAC, Meeting, 7pm
  • September 14, 2010: Woodstock, Oxford OGS, Meeting, 6:30pm
  • September 16, 2010: Brantford, Brant OGS FHSG, Meeting, 10am-12pm
  • September 18, 2010: Kingston, Kingston Branch OGS, Meeting, 10am
  • September 18, 2010: Peterborough, Kawartha OGS, Meeting, 2:30pm
  • September 18, 2010: Trenton, Quinte OGS, Meeting, 1pm
  • September 19, 2010: Ottawa, Ottawa TMG-UG, Meeting, 2pm
  • September 21, 2010: Delhi, Norfolk Branch OGS, Meeting, 7:30pm
  • September 21, 2010: Ottawa, Ottawa Branch OGS, Meeting, 7:30pm
  • September 25, 2010: Ayton, Bruce-Grey OGS, Annual Fall Event, 8:30am-3:30pm
  • September 25 & October 2, 2010: North York, Toronto OGS Researching British Forces in Canada before 1871, Course, 1:30-3:30pm
  • September 25, 2010: Simcoe, Norfolklore XXXIV, Fair, 10am-4pm
  • September 26, 2010: Brantford, Brant OGS, Meeting, 2pm
  • September 26, 2010: Oakville, Halton-Peel OGS, Meeting, 2pm
  • September 26, 2010: Toronto, Toronto UELAC, Meeting, 2pm
  • September 27, 2010: North York, Toronto OGS, Meeting, 7:30pm
  • September 28, 2010: Guelph, Wellington OGS, Meeting
  • September 28-November 23, 2010: North York, Toronto OGS Basic Genealogy & Family History Course, Course, 7-9pm
  • September 28, 2010: Owen Sound, Bruce-Grey OGS, Meeting, 7:30pm

    PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND
  • September 18, 2010: Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island Genealogical Society, Meeting, 12pm

    QUEBEC
  • September 13, 2010: Montreal, Quebec Family History Society, Lecture, 7:30pm

    SASKATCHEWAN
  • September 17-19, 2010: Yorkton, Crossing Borders Immigration and Migration Conference, Co-hosted by Saskatchewan Genealogical Society and Manitoba Genealogical Society
  • September 28, 2010: Moose Jaw, Moose Jaw SGS, Meeting
  • Friday, August 20, 2010

    In the Genea-sphere...

    Tweet A Curator
    On September 1st museum & gallery curators from around the world will be answering questions from Twitter. Among the Canadian participants are the Manitoba Historical Society, Chilliwack Museum & Archives and the Nova Scotia Museum. See Ask A Curator for the full list.

    Doors Open Canada
    Did you know dozens of Canadian communities hold 'doors open' events each year that allow free admission to historic and other local attractions? Upcoming 2010 events will be ocurring in Ontario and Newfoundland. Past events have been held in Alberta, Winnipeg (Manitoba), Richmond (British Columbia) and Whitehorse (Yukon).

    Missing an Ancestor? Ask a construction worker!
    Construction workers in Quebec and Ontario had their work disrupted when they came across unmarked burials. In Quebec City 12 graves were discovered while fixing a water main, and the search of a construction site is underway in the hopes of locating mass graves from the Battle of the Plains of Abraham (1759). In Fort Erie, Ontario construction workers came across two skeletons thought to be from the late 1700's/early 1800's.

    Serve yourself at Canadian Family History Centres
    Anglo-Celtic Connections offers an article about new changes for Canadian FHC's.

    Rebel with a cause?
    Should Louis Riel's criminal convictions be overturned?

    100th Anniversary of James Bay Treaty
    2010 marks one hundred years since the signing of the James Bay Treaty and the Archives of Ontario is celebrating with an online exhibit.

    Passenger Lists 1925-1935 added to LAC website
    Library & Archives has added additional passengers lists to their website.

    And the census debate continues...

  • Gordon Watts gives a run-down of the meeting regarding the re-instatement of the mandatory long-form census.
  • Canadian Census Data: A Lost Resource
  • Census debate could be resolved
  • Why the long census matters
  • Petition: Keep the Canadian Census Long Form; Gardons le formulaire long du recensement canadien
  • Friday, July 30, 2010

    Saskatchewan GenWeb Updates

    This year, 2010, is Commemorating 2010 Year of the Métis Nation ...the 125 Anniversary...so in accordingly, Sask Gen Web has compiled this tribute honouring people and places with the help of others listed on the notice page.

    Oral History story Year 1997 by Pauline Hrynuik (nee Shalansky)

    Uploaded to the Tribute to Saskatchewan section... http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~cansk/surnames/

    The gallery of pictures of Saskatchewan one room schoolhouses SORSH is growing by leaps and bounds as of late....New images entered at bottom of gallery page... SORSH Home page

    The Saskatchewan Genealogy Society has been growing as well, their new links have been add to Saskatchewan Gen Web pages

    The Government of Saskatchewan has made some changes to BMD certificates and applications...this change is listed on Sask Gen Web at http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~cansk/Saskatchewan/bmd.html

    Tuesday, July 20, 2010

    OntarioGenWeb Updates

    Elgin County
    Updated several external links on the Elgin Genweb site that were no longer current.

    Glengarry County
  • Updated Story of the week
  • George Sandfield Macdonald Scribblebook Excerpt changed
  • Glengarry Highland Game picture changed
  • Added electronic book links for Glengarry County
  • Download Glengarry Telephone Directory and 2010 Tourism Guide here
  • Added link to trancription of another George Sandfield Macdonald Scribble Book.
  • Page 2 of Group Photographs posted.
  • Added additional settlement lists collected by George Sandfield Macdonald

    Halton County
    Halton County here. We disappeared for a while during a server upgrade but are available to the world once again.

    Russell County
    Since the last report, the web site had 187 visitors [34157]. During the calendar month of June, this GenWeb site was viewed 215 times. No new queries were posted.
  • Wednesday, July 07, 2010

    2011 Canadian Census short form will still be mandatory, long form being debated

    A news article from CBC reports that the short form of the 2011 census will still be mandatory, it's the long form's future that is in question.


    Last week it was reported that the Conservative government scrapped the long form and made it voluntary. The Liberal government is now protesting that decision (Don't Cut Long Census Form: Liberals, CBC News, 7 Jul 2010).

    Will the Liberal government also protest keeping the information private? That remains to be seen but my fingers are crossed!

    Thursday, July 01, 2010

    Happy 143rd Canada Day!


    If you're in the Ottawa area Library & Archives Canada is offering an exhibition of the Proclamation of the Constitution Act, 1982

    Ancestry.ca is offering free access to the 1911 Canadian Census until July 4th (registration required).

    Alternatively the 1911 Canadian Census can be viewed for free year-round at Library & Archives Canada with a free index offered by Automated Genealogy

    Wednesday, June 30, 2010

    2011 Canadian Census will be voluntary & kept private

    In a move that has genealogists gasping in horror the Canadian government has decided the 2011 census will be voluntary (instead of the usual mandatory) and will be kept private instead of being released after 100 years.

    To protest this decision or make your views known to the government please write to your Member of Parliament!

  •   Federal Government Destroys Value of Future Census, Gordon Watts Reports, 30 June 2010

  •   Census changes under fire, Vancouver Sun, 30 Jun 2010

  •   Tories scrap mandatory long census, CBC News, 29 Jun 2010

  •   Genealogists slam new restrictions on Canadian census information, Vancouver Sun, 29 Jun 2010

  •   Are Canada's Future Historical Censuses In Jeopardy?, CanadaGenealogy, or, 'Jane's Your Aunt', 29 Jun 2010

  •   Canadian Census Long Form to become Voluntary, Eastman's Online Genealogy Newsletter, 29 Jun 2010
  • Wednesday, June 23, 2010

    Free access to Drouin Collection Jun 24-26 and New Canadian Databases at Ancestry

    Eastman's Online Genealogy Newsletter announced that Ancestry.ca will be offering three days of free access to the Drouin Collection starting June 24.

    Ancestry has also made some additions to their Canadian Records:

  • Canadian City and Area Directories, 1819-1906 has been completed.
  • Nova Scotia Birth Marriage and Death Indexes, 1763-1957
  • Thursday, June 17, 2010

    OntarioGenWeb Updates

    OntarioGenWeb
    The following pages have been updated:
  •  Books
  •  Q&A*
  •  Links
  •  Timelines within Research By Year

    *Be sure to check out our improved Q&A section! Visitors now have the ability to answer questions or add to existing answers. Can you help answer some of the unanswered questions??

    Glengarry County
    New links added
  •  Added genealogies of: The Banker Macdonells, The Bethune's, The Dr. Blacklock Family, The Cashions, Alex Chisholm of Kerrow, The Curry Family of Curry Hill, The Dingwall family, The Drummond Family, The Fraser of Fraser's Point, The Gunn Family, John Roy Grant, Kennedy Family, MacLeod of Kirkhill, McLaren of Williamstown, McMartin Family, Murdoch McPherson Family
  •  Added picture pages: St. Raphael's Church Ruins & Cemetery (Pictures), St. Catherine of Sienna, Greenfield (Pictures), Selection of Military and group pictures, John MacKinnon the Weaver written by Hughina MacKinnon, 1979

    Lanark County
    Lanark County is rolling along, getting busyer and busyer, approx 1526 hits.
    Up-dates; Queries: surnames of Dorning, Pack\Peck and Downing.

    Russell County
    Since the last report, the web site had 142 visitors [33970]. During the calendar month of May, this GenWeb site was viewed 202 times. Twelve new queries were posted [1040].
  • Tuesday, June 01, 2010

    Canadian Genealogy Events in June 2010

    Visit the CanadaGenWeb Calendar for more information about these events! Event to add? Add it to our CanadaGenWeb Calendar

    ALBERTA
  • June 2, 2010: Medicine Hat, Medicine Hat AGS, Meeting, 7pm
  • June 3, 2010: Edmonton, Edmonton AGS SIG: England/Wales, Meeting
  • June 7, 2010: Calgary, Alberta Family Histories Society, Meeting, 7-9pm
  • June 8, 2010: Edmonton, Edmonton AGS SIG: Ireland, Meeting
  • June 9, 2010: Fort McMurray, Fort McMurray AGS, Meeting, 7pm
  • June 10, 2010: Brooks, Brooks & District AGS, Meeting, 7:30pm
  • June 10, 2010: Camrose, Camrose AGS, Meeting, 7:30pm
  • June 15, 2010: Grande Prairie, Grande Prairie & District AGS, Meeting, 7pm
  • June 15, 2010: Wetaskiwin, Wetaskiwin AGS, Meeting, 7pm
  • June 16, 2010: Edmonton, Edmonton AGS SIG: Canadian, Meeting, 7:30pm
  • June 16, 2010: Drayton Valley, Drayton Valley AGS, Meeting, 7pm
  • June 17, 2010: Lethbridge, Lethbridge & District AGS, Meeting, 7pm
  • June 17, 2010: Peace River, Peace River AGS, Meeting, 7pm
  • June 23, 2010: Red Deer, Red Deer AGS, Meeting, 7pm
  • June 24, 2010: Edmonton, Edmonton Branch AGS, Meeting, 7:30-10pm

    BRITISH COLUMBIA
  • June 3, 2010: Campbell River, Campbell River Genealogy Society, Meeting, 7pm
  • June 3, 2010: Penticton, South Okanagan Genealogical Society, Meeting, 7:30pm
  • June 3-6, 2010: Vernon, UELAC 2010: Beyond The Mountains
  • June 9, 2010: Burnaby, BC Genealogical Society, Meeting, 7:30pm

    MANITOBA
  • June 8, 2010: Winnipeg, Southeast & Winnipeg Branch MGS, 7:30pm
  • June 14, 2010: Winnipeg, Manitoba Genealogical Society, Meeting, 7:30pm

    ONTARIO
  • June 1, 2010: London, London & Middlesex Branch OGS, Meeting, 7pm
  • June 2, 2010: Goderich, Huron OGS, Meeting, 7:30pm
  • June 5, 2010: Barrie, Simcoe OGS, Meeting, 2-4pm
  • June 5, 2010: Toronto, Toronto OGS Workshop, 10am-3:30pm
  • June 7, 2010: Toronto, Governor Simcoe UELAC, Meeting, 7:30pm
  • June 8, 2010: Sarnia, Lambton OGS, Meeting
  • June 8, 2010: Woodstock, Oxford OGS, Meeting, 7pm
  • June 8, 2010: Windsor, Essex OGS, Meeting, 7pm
  • June 8-22, 2010: Toronto, Toronto OGS Workshop, 6-8:30pm
  • June 10, 2010: Oshawa, Durham Region OGS Workshop, 1-3:30pm
  • June 13, 2010: Ottawa, Ottawa TMG Users Group, Meeting, 2-4pm
  • June 15, 2010: Ottawa, Ottawa OGS, Meeting, 7:30pm
  • June 15, 2010: Delhi, Norfolk OGS, Meeting, 7:30pm
  • June 19, 2010: Ottawa, (BIFHSGO) British Isles Family History Society of Greater Ottawa, 10am
  • June 21, 2010: Sudbury, Sudbury OGS, Meeting, 7pm
  • June 22, 2010: Owen Sound, Bruce-Grey OGS, Meeting, 7:30pm
  • June 23, 2010: Toronto, Jewish Genealogical Society of Canada, Meeting, 8pm
  • Friday, May 28, 2010

    Canada's Online Atlas

    The following article is from Eastman's Online Genealogy Newsletter and is copyright by Richard W. Eastman. It is re-published here with the permission of the author. Information about the newsletter is available at http://www.eogn.com.

    When researching ancestors in Canada, you may find records that state they lived in Upper Canada or in Lower Canada. Where are those places? The Atlas of Canada can tell you.

    Natural Resources Canada has a Web site with many maps, including today's political divisions, ecology, rivers, population, agriculture, mining, climate change, relief maps and much, much more. However, genealogists will be attracted to the Map Archives and historical maps.

    I spent some time looking at pre-Confederation maps, namely 1740 and 1823. Both were fascinating as they showed the border changes before and after the British kicked the French out of North America (with the exception of St. Pierre and Miquelon). British North America circa 1823 was comprised of Lower Canada, Upper Canada, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, and Newfoundland (including the Labrador Coast). The Northwest Territories were considered British possessions, while the Hudson’s Bay Company controlled Rupert’s Land. The United States and Britain jointly administered the Oregon Territory. I also noted the area called "Russian America." We normally do not think today of Russian territory within North America. Instead, we call it Alaska.

    When you first see a map, it typically shows all of present-day Canada. However, using the mouse, you can click on points in the map to zoom in and out. You can also pan to the east, west, north, or south. I was able to zoom in until small areas of just a few miles across were displayed on the screen. The 1823 map also shows the locations of all Hudson's Bay Company Posts and King's Post Company locations, as well as other traders' locations and all significant European settlements. Best of all, it is easy to print any of the maps on your local printer.

    I experimented with the site's search capabilities. I entered the name of "Miramichi," a town in which a few of my ancestors lived. The site reported that it was located at a latitude of 47 degrees 0 minutes 0 seconds north, longitude 65 degrees 28 minutes 0 seconds west.

    I then clicked on a link, and a map appeared on the screen with an arrow pointing directly to the town. I then right-clicked on the map, selected "Save Picture As…" and saved the map image onto my hard drive. I later inserted that image into my ancestors' records in my favorite genealogy program's multimedia section. The mouseclicks required were simple; it is easier to do it than to describe it here. When I now create Web sites or books of my genealogy data, a map appears in my records, showing the location where these individuals lived.

    Natural Resources Canada has provided a valuable service to genealogists and others. If you have Canadian ancestry, you will be interested in this site. You may also enjoy exploring Canada's history by use of these maps.

    Here is the trivia question of the day: Where is Saint-Pierre et Miquelon? Hint: this territory does not belong to Canada but does appear on these maps.

    The Atlas of Canada is available at http://atlas.gc.ca

    Monday, May 17, 2010

    OntarioGenWeb Updates

    Glengarry County
    Updates & New Additions:
  • Calendar
  • Guestbook
  • Updated Links
  • Transcript of 1789 Lot Allottments
  • Transcript of 1786 Settlers Placements

    Kenora District
    Minor changes made, links fixed.

    Lanark County
    Lanark County is rolling along with approx 1246 hits for the month of Apr.
    Up-dates
  • More headstone pictures for St. Augustine cemetery Prospect, Ontario from Penny Aris.

    Russell County
    Since the last report, the web site had 227 visitors [33828]. During the calendar month of April, this GenWeb site was viewed 249 times. Nine new queries were posted [1028].
  • Saturday, May 01, 2010

    Canadian Genealogy Events in May 2010

    Visit the CanadaGenWeb Calendar for more information about these events! Event to add? Add it to our CanadaGenWeb Calendar

    ALBERTA
  • May 1, 2010: Medicine Hat, Medicine Hat AGS, Meeting, 7pm
  • May 3, 2010: Calgary, Alberta Family Histories Society, Meeting, 7-9pm
  • May 5, 2010: Edmonton, Edmonton AGS SIG: Ukrainian, Meeting
  • May 6, 2010: Edmonton, Edmonton AGS SIG: England/Wales, Meeting
  • May 11, 2010: Edmonton, Edmonton AGS SIG: Ireland, Meeting
  • May 12, 2010: Fort McMurray, Fort McMurray AGS, Meeting, 7pm
  • May 13, 2010: Brooks, Brooks & District AGS, Meeting, 7:30pm
  • May 13, 2010: Camrose, Camrose AGS, Meeting, 7:30pm
  • May 18, 2010: Grande Prairie, Grande Prairie & District AGS, Meeting, 7pm
  • May 18, 2010: Wetaskiwin, Wetaskiwin AGS, Meeting, 7pm
  • May 19, 2010: Edmonton, Edmonton AGS SIG: Canadian, Meeting, 7:30pm
  • May 19, 2010: Drayton Valley, Drayton Valley AGS, Meeting, 7pm
  • May 20, 2010: Lethbridge, Lethbridge & District AGS, Meeting, 7pm
  • May 20, 2010: Peace River, Peace River AGS, Meeting, 7pm
  • May 26, 2010: Red Deer, Red Deer AGS, Meeting, 7pm
  • May 27, 2010: Edmonton, Edmonton Branch AGS, Meeting, 7:30-10pm

    BRITISH COLUMBIA
  • May 5, 2010: Campbell River, Campbell River Genealogy Society, Meeting, 7pm
  • May 6, 2010: Penticton, South Okanagan Genealogical Society, Meeting, 7:30pm
  • May 12, 2010: Burnaby, BC Genealogical Society, Meeting, 7:30pm
  • May 23, 2010: Chilliwack, Chilliwack UELAC, Meeting

    MANITOBA
  • May 10, 2010: Winnipeg, Manitoba Genealogical Society, Meeting, 7:30pm
  • May 11, 2010: Winnipeg, Southeast & Winnipeg Branch MGS, 7:30pm

    NOVA SCOTIA
  • May 25, 2010: Halifax, Genealogical Association of Nova Scotia (GANS), Meeting, 7:30pm

    ONTARIO
  • May 1, 2010: Goderich, Huron OGS, Meeting, 7:30pm
  • May 3, 2010: Toronto, Governor Simcoe UELAC, Meeting, 7:30pm
  • May 4, 2010: London, London & Middlesex Branch OGS, Meeting, 7pm
  • May 5, 2010: Toronto, Toronto OGS Workshop, 12:30-3:30pm
  • May 6, 2010: Oshawa, Durham Region OGS Workshop, 1-3:30pm
  • May 8, 2010: Ottawa, (BIFHSGO) British Isles Family History Society of Greater Ottawa, 10am
  • May 8, 2010: Belleville, Bay of Quinte UELAC, Meeting, 1:30pm
  • May 11, 2010: London, London & Western Ontario Branch UELAC, Meeting, 7pm
  • May 11, 2010: Sarnia, Lambton OGS, Meeting
  • May 11, 2010: Woodstock, Oxford OGS, Meeting, 7pm
  • May 11, 2010: Windsor, Essex OGS, Meeting, 7pm
  • May 14-16, 2010: Toronto, OGS Conference 2010
  • May 16, 2010: Ottawa, Ottawa TMG Users Group, Meeting, 2-4pm
  • May 16, 2010: Hamilton, Hamilton OGS, Meeting, 2-4pm
  • May 17, 2010: St Thomas, Elgin Branch OGS, Meeting, 7:30pm
  • May 17, 2010: Sudbury, Sudbury OGS, Meeting, 7pm
  • May 18, 2010: Ottawa, Ottawa OGS, Meeting, 7:30pm
  • May 18, 2010: Delhi, Norfolk OGS, Meeting, 7:30pm
  • May 19, 2010: Hamilton, Hamilton OGS WISE, Meeting, 6:30-9pm
  • May 25, 2010: Guelph, Wellington County Branch OGS, Meeting, 7pm
  • May 25, 2010: Owen Sound, Bruce-Grey OGS, Meeting, 7:30pm
  • May 26, 2010: Toronto, Jewish Genealogical Society of Canada, Meeting, 8pm
  • May 29, 2010: Kingston, Kingston OGS, Meeting, 10am
  • May 30, 2010: Brampton, Halton-Peel OGS, Meeting, 2pm

    SASKATCHEWAN
  • May 25, 2010: Moose Jaw, Moose Jaw SGS, Meeting, 7pm
  • Tuesday, April 13, 2010

    OntarioGenWeb Updates

    OntarioGenWeb's Census Project
    23 new census transcripts have been added

    Durham County
    Still receiving queries for the old county, and still filling requests for look-ups, maps, etc.
    I have recently started a new website for the Bible Christian Project - an ongoing project to collect as much information as possible about the Bible Christians in North America. There will be a link on the main page of The Bible Christians had a presence in 17 of Ontario's counties, in all three of PEI's counties, in southern Manitoba, and in three US states (Ohio, Upper Michigan and Wisconsin) These were all under the umbrella of the Canadian Conference. Old Durham County was a "hotbed" of Bible Christian movement as was Huron County in the west.

    Glengarry County
  • I have updated the local groups and book page and will continue to do so.
  • Schedule of lots of Lunenburgh and Charlottenburgh 1789, including Lancaster Parts 1 & 2 pdfs original manuscripts: plus a list of lots taken by settlers from Ship Macdonald 1786 (compiled from George Sandfield Macdonald Scribble book 1889) have been uploaded.
  • Files relating to families in Glengarry Township are available for download

    Lanark County
    Lanark County is rolling along with 1262 hits.
    Up-Dates
  • Queries: surnames of Scott, Spike, O'Connor, Broughen & Moss.

    Manitoulin District
    Added a few links on the look-ups page.

    Russell County
    Since the last report, I have replied to six emails concerning Dundas county. The web site had 261 visitors [33601]. During the calendar month of March, this GenWeb site was viewed 245 times. Six new queries were posted [1019].

    Wentworth County
    Updated and added some links for March.
  • Thursday, April 01, 2010

    Canadian Genealogy Events in April 2010

    Visit the CanadaGenWeb Calendar for more information about these events! Event to add? Add it to our CanadaGenWeb Calendar

    ALBERTA
  • April 1, 2010: Edmonton, Edmonton AGS SIG: England/Wales, Meeting
  • April 5, 2010: Calgary, Alberta Family Histories Society, Meeting, 7-9pm
  • April 7, 2010: Medicine Hat, Medicine Hat AGS, Meeting, 7pm
  • April 8, 2010: Brooks, Brooks & District AGS, Meeting, 7:30pm
  • April 8, 2010: Camrose, Camrose AGS, Meeting, 7:30pm
  • April 13, 2010: Edmonton, Edmonton AGS SIG: Ireland, Meeting
  • April 14, 2010: Fort McMurray, Fort McMurray AGS, Meeting, 7pm
  • April 15, 2010: Lethbridge, Lethbridge & District AGS, Meeting, 7pm
  • April 15, 2010: Peace River, Peace River AGS, Meeting, 7pm
  • April 20, 2010: Grande Prairie, Grande Prairie & District AGS, Meeting, 7pm
  • April 20, 2010: Wetaskiwin, Wetaskiwin AGS, Meeting, 7pm
  • April 21, 2010: Edmonton, Edmonton AGS SIG: Canadian, Meeting, 7:30pm
  • April 21, 2010: Drayton Valley, Drayton Valley AGS, Meeting, 7pm
  • April 22, 2010: Edmonton, Edmonton Branch AGS, Meeting, 7:30-10pm
  • April 23-24, 2010: Medicine Hat, Alberta Genealogical Society GenFair 2010
  • April 28, 2010: Red Deer, Red Deer AGS, Meeting, 7pm

    BRITISH COLUMBIA
  • April 1, 2010: Penticton, South Okanagan Genealogical Society, Meeting, 7:30pm
  • April 7, 2010: Campbell River, Campbell River Genealogy Society, Meeting, 7pm
  • April 14, 2010: Burnaby, BC Genealogical Society, Meeting, 7:30pm

    MANITOBA
  • April 12, 2010: Winnipeg, Manitoba Genealogical Society, Meeting, 7:30pm
  • April 13, 2010: Winnipeg, Southeast & Winnipeg Branch MGS, 7:30pm

    NEW BRUNSWICK
  • April 8, 2010: Saint John, New Brunswick UELAC, Meeting, 7pm

    NEWFOUNDLAND
  • April 29, 2010: St John's, Newfoundland Historical Society, Lecture, 8pm

    NOVA SCOTIA
  • April 27, 2010: Halifax, Genealogical Association of Nova Scotia (GANS), Meeting, 7:30pm

    ONTARIO
  • April 5, 2010: Toronto, Governor Simcoe UELAC, Meeting, 7:30pm
  • April 6, 2010: London, London & Middlesex Branch OGS, Meeting, 7pm
  • April 7, 2010: Goderich, Huron OGS, Meeting, 7:30pm
  • April 10, 2010: Ottawa, (BIFHSGO) British Isles Family History Society of Greater Ottawa, 10am
  • April 10, 2010: Barrie, Simcoe OGS, Meeting, 2-4pm
  • April 11, 2010: Ottawa, Ottawa TMG Users Group, Meeting, 2-4pm
  • April 13, 2010: Sarnia, Lambton OGS, Meeting
  • April 13, 2010: Woodstock, Oxford OGS, Meeting, 7pm
  • April 13, 2010: Windsor, Essex OGS, Meeting, 7pm
  • April 18, 2010: Hamilton, Hamilton OGS, Meeting, 2-4pm
  • April 19, 2010: Sudbury, Sudbury OGS, Meeting, 7pm
  • April 20, 2010: Ottawa, Ottawa OGS, Meeting, 7:30pm
  • April 20, 2010: Delhi, Norfolk OGS, Meeting, 7:30pm
  • April 21, 2010: Kingston, Kingston OGS, Meeting, 10am
  • April 21, 2010: Hamilton, Hamilton OGS WISE, Meeting, 6:30-9pm
  • April 21-May 12, 2010: Toronto, Toronto OGS Workshop, 12:30-3:30pm
  • April 24, 2010: St Thomas, OGS Region 2 Meeting, 9am-4pm
  • April 25, 2010: Oakville, Halton-Peel OGS, Meeting, 2pm
  • April 27, 2010: Guelph, Wellington County Branch OGS, Meeting, 7pm
  • April 28, 2010: Toronto, Jewish Genealogical Society of Canada, Meeting, 8pm
  • Monday, March 15, 2010

    Searching for my Ontario Ancestors by Rob McLean

    Have you got an interesting research story that would aid other researchers in their pursuit of Canadian roots? Submit it here!

    My paternal grandfather, Bill McLean, was born 17 July, 1901 to Donald (“Black Dan”) M(a)cLean & Catharine M(a)cLean. Grandpa was the youngest of seven children (Henrietta, Agnes, Hugh Daniel, Margaret, Reuben, Catherine & William Angus) in Keewatin, Jaffray Township, Kenora District, Ontario.

    At the time of his retirement in 19681, Bill like every other new retiree in Canada, applied for his Canada Pension Plan benefits. He was advised that according to the Government of Canada, he didn't exist.

    After much consternation & discussion, his sister Kate recalled an old story of how their parents had fought over what their son would be named. His father swore up and down that his youngest son would be named Angus, a good highland name. His mother wanted grandpa named William.

    Donald finally agreed that the child would be named William, and so it was. All of his life, he was called, Will or Bill. Every document he signed bore the name William McLean.

    Finally, after months of arguing with the federal government, my Uncle Bill (a federal civil servant) did some searching of his own. He went on a hunch that “Black Dan” had not registered his youngest son as William, but rather as Angus as he had originally wanted. Sure enough, the provincial records showed an Angus McLean being born to Daniel & Catherine McLean of Keewatin on 17 July, 1901.

    With this proof, and the recollections of the relatives, grandpa finally got his pension. And to ensure that he was named what both of his parents wanted, he had his named officially changed to William Angus McLean.

    NOTE:
    For those interested in researching Vital Statistics in Ontario, the Government of Ontario has a great site -Ontario Vital Statistics: Registrations of Births, Marriages and Deaths. Here you will be taken through the process of looking up a Birth, Marriage or Death in the Province of Ontario. These records are not available on the web site, but may be:

  • consulted at the Archives of Ontario, 134 Ian Macdonald Blvd., Toronto,
  • borrowed through the Inter-library Loan Department of your public library,
  • borrowed from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints through their Family History Centres,
  • Purchased directly from the Ontario Genealogical Society.

    To find the birth registration for my grandfather, which allowed me to have a Primary Source for his birth I went to the Ontario Vital Statistics: Registrations of Births, Marriages and Deaths web site.

    Once there, I clicked on “Finding a Birth Registration -A Pathfinder”, and then scrolled down to the date range that covered his birth year. Since he was born in 1901, I clicked on “...Between July 1869 & Dec. 1912”.

    This took me to the page that gave me the microfilm number for the index that lists his birth. In his case I find that I can:

  • either go to my local public library and request that they order in film # MS 931, Reel 13 through the Inter Library Loan Program, or
  • Order and view film # 2073810 at my local Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Family History Centre.
    In my case, my local library was closer.

    When the film came in, I loaded it into the reader and scrolled through until I found his record. This gave me his birth registration number, which I then used to the order the microfilm that held a copy of his birth registration.

    I hope this helps? I am no expert at this, but I thought that sharing my personal experience may help others.

    Rob McLean
    Host – Rainy River Ontario GenWeb robin@mnsi.net

    1 In 1968, the Canada Pension Plan (CPP) was just two years old, and there were many disbelievers in the program. My grandfather wasn't one of them.

    Ontario Vital Statistics registrations can also be searched at these websites:

  • Ontario Vital Statistics Project (free website offering transcripts)
  • Family Search Pilot (free website offering an index)
  • Ancestry.ca (subscription-based website offering images)
    For more information about Ontario Vital Statistics, what years are available and where they can be found, please see OntarioGenWeb.
  • Saturday, March 13, 2010

    OntarioGenWeb Updates

    Glengarry County
    1) The links have been pruned so only active sites displayed
    2) Uploaded several outline reports for various Glengarry families
    3) Began reviewing and responding to queries
    4) Uploaded unique Glengarry Resources for Research, ie. Schedule of lot assignments vrs Townships 1789
    5) Uploaded collection of rare Alexandria photographs
    6) Charts uploaded of families and individuals linked to various townships with Nicknames and Altnames to help identify
    7) Future plans include uploading pictures from various Glengarry Cemeteries; Creating a page where disagreements on published genealogies can be posted; Uploading of Maps, Pictures relevant to Glengarry; Expansion of links to Glengarry Associations and Resources; Link to DNA project; and posting of relevant manuscripts and correspondence.

    Lanark County
    Lanark County is stilling going - approx 1,298 hits.
    Up-dates
  • Pioneer Families - Families of the Derry
  • Cemeteries - all headstone pictures for Highland Line cemetery
  • Queries - Flood, McMullen/McMillan surnames
  • Pioneer Families - Purdon & Ferguson surnames

    Nipissing District
  • Vital Stats: Births, Marriages and Deaths - are on their own page now
  • Census - is on it's own page now
  • Immigration & Citizenship Resources page has been added
  • 1959 East Ferris Voters List has been added
  • New map of North Bay 1945-46 has been added
  • Many NEW Queries have been added in the last months
  • A Vernon Directory page has been added that has a partial list of some 1956 North Bay directory entries as well as a links to other Vernon Directories available free to view online
  • Newspapers of Nipissing is a new page added that will have numerous old newspapers available to view in PDF format (work in progress still)
  • Coming this week will be "The Gord Allison Collection" - which will have numerous postcards of the area from his collection.

    Russell County
    Since the last report, I updated links on the web page. The site had 188 visitors [33340]. During the calendar month of February, this GenWeb site was viewed 243 times. Five new queries were posted [1013].
  • Tuesday, March 09, 2010

    2010: Year of the British Home Child


    2010 has been designated as Year of the British Home Child in Canada.

    From 1869 to 1939 various workhouses, sheltering homes, orphanages and child care organizations in Great Britain immigrated over 100,000 orphaned, abandoned, pauper children ages 1 to 18 to Canada today known as the British Home Children. Of the over 50 sending agencies, some of the more well known names are Maria Rye, Macpherson, Fegan, Quarriers, Barnardo, Middlemore, Catholic Emigration Society, Salvation Army, Church of England Waif & Strays.

    Canada Post is issuing a stamp to commemorate the British Home Children this October.

    It is estimated that 12%, over 4 million of the Canadian population, are a descendant of a Home Child. How many would there be worldwide?

    There is a British Home Child mailing list and accompanying Descendants website for further information http://www.britishhomechildren.org/ This site will also list Calendar Events as they become available.

    We hope you will join us in publicizing this important part of Canadian history by helping us spread the word and educating the general public.

    If there are any descendants on this list I am trying to get enough people together to make squares for a Memory Quilt so please contact me if you are interested.  The Quilt square (or photos for a square) deadline is Mar 18. We are writing our Home Children stories to be published in an Anthology Book later this summer - no deadline as yet.

    Maria Rye Home Children Database
    Gail Collins 1869-1879 gcollen@sympatico.ca
    Chris Sanham 1880-1896 chris@sanham.com

    [Posted with the permission of Gail Collins]

    On 24 Feb 2010 Britain's Prime Minister, Gordon Brown, offered a formal apology to home children:
    British Child Migrants Get Apology, Associated Press

    Monday, March 01, 2010

    Canadian Genealogy Events in March 2010

    Visit the CanadaGenWeb Calendar for more information about these events!
    Event to add? Add it to our CanadaGenWeb Calendar

    ALBERTA
  • March 1, 2010: Calgary, Alberta Family Histories Society, Meeting, 7-9pm
  • March 3, 2010: Edmonton, Edmonton AGS SIG: Ukrainian, Meeting
  • March 3, 2010: Medicine Hat, Medicine Hat AGS, Meeting, 7pm
  • March 4, 2010: Edmonton, Edmonton AGS SIG: England/Wales, Meeting
  • March 9, 2010: Edmonton, Edmonton AGS SIG: Ireland, Meeting
  • March 10, 2010: Fort McMurray, Fort McMurray AGS, Meeting, 7pm
  • March 11, 2010: Brooks, Brooks & District AGS, Meeting, 7:30pm
  • March 11, 2010: Camrose, Camrose AGS, Meeting, 7:30pm
  • March 16, 2010: Grande Prairie, Grande Prairie & District AGS, Meeting, 7pm
  • March 16, 2010: Wetaskiwin, Wetaskiwin AGS, Meeting, 7pm
  • March 17, 2010: Edmonton, Edmonton AGS SIG: Canadian, Meeting, 7:30pm
  • March 17, 2010: Drayton Valley, Drayton Valley AGS, Meeting, 7pm
  • March 18, 2010: Lethbridge, Lethbridge & District AGS, Meeting, 7pm
  • March 18, 2010: Peace River, Peace River AGS, Meeting, 7pm
  • March 24, 2010: Red Deer, Red Deer AGS, Meeting, 7pm
  • March 25, 2010: Edmonton, Edmonton Branch AGS, Meeting, 7:30-10pm

    BRITISH COLUMBIA
  • March 4, 2010: Campbell River, Campbell River Genealogy Society, Meeting, 7pm
  • March 4, 2010: Penticton, South Okanagan Genealogical Society, Meeting, 7:30pm
  • March 10, 2010: Burnaby, BC Genealogical Society, Meeting, 7:30pm
  • March 13, 2010: Campbell River, Campbell River Genealogy Society, Spring Seminar

    MANITOBA
  • March 8, 2010: Winnipeg, Manitoba Genealogical Society, Meeting, 7:30pm
  • March 9, 2010: Winnipeg, Southeast & Winnipeg Branch MGS, 7:30pm
  • March 22, 2010: Winnipeg, MGS Computer SIG, Meeting, 7pm

    NEWFOUNDLAND
  • March 25, 2010: St John's, Newfoundland Historical Society, Lecture, 8pm

    NOVA SCOTIA
  • March 23, 2010: Halifax, Genealogical Association of Nova Scotia (GANS), Meeting, 7:30pm

    ONTARIO
  • March 1, 2010: Toronto, Governor Simcoe UELAC, Meeting, 7:30pm
  • March 2, 2010: London, London & Middlesex Branch OGS, Meeting, 7pm
  • March 3, 2010: Goderich, Huron OGS, Meeting, 7:30pm
  • March 6, 2010: Barrie, Simcoe OGS, Meeting, 2-4pm
  • March 9, 2010: Sarnia, Lambton OGS, Meeting
  • March 9, 2010: Woodstock, Oxford OGS, Meeting, 7pm
  • March 9, 2010: Windsor, Essex OGS, Meeting, 7pm
  • March 9-30, 2010: Toronto, Toronto OGS Workshop, 7-9pm
  • March 10, 2010: Richmond Hill, York Region OGS, Meeting
  • March 13, 2010: Ottawa, (BIFHSGO) British Isles Family History Society of Greater Ottawa, 10am
  • March 13, 2010: Kingsville, Bicentennial Branch UELAC, Meeting
  • March 13, 2010: Belleville, Bay of Quinte UELAC, Meeting, 1:30pm
  • March 14, 2010: Ottawa, Ottawa TMG Users Group, Meeting, 2-4pm
  • March 15, 2010: Sudbury, Sudbury OGS, Meeting, 7pm
  • March 16, 2010: Ottawa, Ottawa OGS, Meeting, 7:30pm
  • March 16, 2010: Delhi, Norfolk OGS, Meeting, 7:30pm
  • March 17, 2010: London, London & Western Ontario Branch UELAC, Meeting, 7:30pm
  • March 20, 2010: Kingston, Kingston OGS, Meeting, 10am
  • March 21, 2010: Hamilton, Hamilton OGS, Meeting, 2-4pm
  • March 23, 2010: Guelph, Wellington County Branch OGS, Meeting, 7pm
  • March 24, 2010: Toronto, Jewish Genealogical Society of Canada, Meeting, 8pm
  • March 24, 2010: Hamilton, Hamilton OGS WISE, Meeting, 6:30-9pm
  • March 26-27, 2010: Ottawa, Gene-O-Rama, Conference
  • March 27, 2010: Kingston, Kingston Branch UELAC, Meeting, 1:30pm
  • March 27, 2010: St Thomas, Elgin Branch OGS, Meeting, 1:30pm
  • March 28, 2010: Brampton, Halton-Peel OGS, Meeting, 2pm

    QUEBEC
  • March 20, 2010: Pointe Claire, Quebec Family History Society Workshop, Workshop, 10am-4pm

    SASKATCHEWAN
  • March 23, 2010: Moose Jaw, Moose Jaw SGS, Meeting, 7pm
  • Friday, February 26, 2010

    Cemetery Project Update

    CanadaGenWeb's Cemetery Project has been updated! Website: http://cemetery.canadagenweb.org Update Blog: http://canadacems.blogspot.com Check out the site for new information, transcripts & photos added to New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba & Ontario.

    Sunday, February 14, 2010

    OntarioGenWeb Updates

    Kenora District
    Updated some obits, cleaned up a few links.

    Lanark County
    Lanark County is merry-ly rolling along - approx 1521 fits. Up-Dates: Query Pages - "Peever" surname. Cemetery Pages - More headstone photographs for St. Andrew's, St. Columbkills and Crawford cemeteries.

    Nipissing District
    New queries added

    Russell County
    Since the last report, the site had 168 visitors [33152]. During the calendar month of January, this GenWeb site was viewed 221 times. Seven new queries were posted [1008].

    Simcoe County
    Query boards updated

    Stormont County
    Added more obituaries. The site is receiving about 25 to 50 hits per day.

    Wentworth County
    Links were checked in January

    Monday, February 01, 2010

    Canadian Genealogy Events in February 2010

    Visit the CanadaGenWeb Calendar for more information about these events! Event to add? Add it to our CanadaGenWeb Calendar

    ALBERTA
  • February 1, 2010: Calgary, Alberta Family Histories Society, Meeting, 7-9pm
  • February 3, 2010: Medicine Hat, Medicine Hat AGS, Meeting, 7pm
  • February 4, 2010: Edmonton, Edmonton AGS SIG: England/Wales, Meeting
  • February 9, 2010: Edmonton, Edmonton AGS SIG: Ireland, Meeting
  • February 10, 2010: Fort McMurray, Fort McMurray AGS, Meeting, 7pm
  • February 11, 2010: Brooks, Brooks & District AGS, Meeting, 7:30pm
  • February 11, 2010: Camrose, Camrose AGS, Meeting, 7:30pm
  • February 16, 2010: Grande Prairie, Grande Prairie & District AGS, Meeting, 7pm
  • February 16, 2010: Wetaskiwin, Wetaskiwin AGS, Meeting, 7pm
  • February 17, 2010: Edmonton, Edmonton AGS SIG: Canadian, Meeting, 7:30pm
  • February 17, 2010: Drayton Valley, Drayton Valley AGS, Meeting, 7pm
  • February 18, 2010: Lethbridge, Lethbridge & District AGS, Meeting, 7pm
  • February 18, 2010: Peace River, Peace River AGS, Meeting, 7pm
  • February 24, 2010: Red Deer, Red Deer AGS, Meeting, 7pm
  • February 25, 2010: Edmonton, Edmonton Branch AGS, Meeting, 7:30-10pm

    BRITISH COLUMBIA
  • February 4, 2010: Campbell River, Campbell River Genealogy Society, Meeting, 7pm
  • February 4, 2010: Penticton, South Okanagan Genealogical Society, Meeting, 7:30pm
  • February 10, 2010: Burnaby, BC Genealogical Society, Meeting, 7:30pm
  • February 21, 2010: Chilliwack, Chilliwack UELAC, Meeting, 1:30pm

    MANITOBA
  • February 8, 2010: Winnipeg, Manitoba Genealogical Society, Meeting, 7:30pm
  • February 9, 2010: Winnipeg, Southeast & Winnipeg Branch MGS, 7:30pm
  • February 22, 2010: Winnipeg, MGS Computer SIG, Meeting, 7pm

    NEWFOUNDLAND
  • February 25, 2010: St John's, Newfoundland Historical Society, Lecture, 8pm

    NOVA SCOTIA
  • February 23, 2010: Halifax, Genealogical Association of Nova Scotia (GANS), Meeting, 7:30pm

    ONTARIO
  • February 1, 2010: Toronto, Governor Simcoe UELAC, Meeting, 7:30pm
  • February 2, 2010: London, London & Middlesex Branch OGS, Meeting, 7pm
  • February 3, 2010: Goderich, Huron OGS, Meeting, 7:30pm
  • January 27-February 10, 2010: Toronto, Toronto OGS Workshop, 6-8pm
  • January 28-February 18, 2010: Toronto, Toronto OGS Workshop, 1:30-3:30pm
  • February 6, 2010: Barrie, Simcoe OGS, Meeting, 2-4pm
  • February 7, 2010: Ottawa, Ottawa TMG Users Group, Meeting, 2-4pm
  • February 9, 2010: Sarnia, Lambton OGS, Meeting
  • February 9, 2010: Woodstock, Oxford OGS, Meeting, 7pm
  • February 9, 2010: Windsor, Essex OGS, Meeting, 7pm
  • February 10, 2010: Richmond Hill, York Region OGS, Meeting
  • February 13, 2010: Ottawa, (BIFHSGO) British Isles Family History Society of Greater Ottawa, 10am
  • February 15, 2010: Sudbury, Sudbury OGS, Meeting, 7pm
  • February 16, 2010: Ottawa, Ottawa OGS, Meeting, 7:30pm
  • February 16, 2010: Delhi, Norfolk OGS, Meeting, 7:30pm
  • February 20, 2010: Trenton, Quinte Branch OGS, Meeting, 1pm
  • February 20, 2010: Kingston, Kingston OGS, Meeting, 10am
  • February 21, 2010: Hamilton, Hamilton OGS, Meeting, 2-4pm
  • February 22, 2010: North York, Toronto Branch OGS, Meeting, 7:30pm
  • February 23, 2010: Guelph, Wellington County Branch OGS, Meeting, 7pm
  • February 24, 2010: Toronto, Jewish Genealogical Society of Canada, Meeting, 8pm
  • February 24, 2010: Hamilton, Hamilton OGS WISE, Meeting, 6:30-9pm
  • February 27, 2010: St Thomas, Elgin Branch OGS, Meeting, 1:30pm
  • February 27, 2010: Owen Sound, Bruce-Grey OGS, Meeting, 1:30pm
  • February 28, 2010: Brantford, Brant OGS, Meeting, 2pm
  • February 28, 2010: Oakville, Halton-Peel OGS, Meeting, 2pm

    SASKATCHEWAN
  • February 23, 2010: Moose Jaw, Moose Jaw SGS, Meeting, 7pm
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