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