Monday, December 14, 2009

Nova Scotia Cemetery Update

Transcript and photos has been added for Forest Hill Cemetery, Denmark, Colchester County.

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Irish Emigration of 1839

Colonel George Wyndham was the son of the third Earl of Egremont who was instrumental in the large Petworth Emigration of 1832-1837 to Canada from southeast England. Wyndham also sponsored  emigrations from his estates in Ireland, but only the first was conducted under similar care and conditions as those of his father. Now, historian Wendy Cameron has uncovered a list of that first group sent from Ireland in 1839 on the ship Waterloo. The list includes names, ages, family members, and their locations in January 1840. The names of most towns and townships are in the old Newcastle District of Upper Canada, but some went on to the United States.

For more information, please visit our Petworth Emigrations website, We also have a group presence on Facebook called Petworth Emigrants.

Brenda Dougall Merriman, CG

Wednesday, December 09, 2009

OntarioGenWeb Updates

Elgin County
We continue to add links to the Elgin GenWeb site.

Kenora District
Added a few obits

Lanark County
Lanark County is slowing down with approx 1745 hits for Nov. 4 more headstone pictures for Indian Hill cemetery, Pakenham, Ontario.

Oxford County
About another 1000 headstone photographs added last month.

Russell County
Since the last report, the site had 178 visitors [32801]. Six new queries were posted [1001]. I have answered queries by email concerning Russell and Dundas counties. During the calendar month of November, this GenWeb site was viewed 217 times.

Wentworth County
Many Links were fixed or deleted.

Tuesday, December 01, 2009

Canadian Genealogy Events in December

  • December 5, 2009: Calgary, AFHG Quebec SIG, Meeting, 12-2pm
  • December 5, 2009: Edmonton, Tracing Your Family Tree 2009, 10am-3pm
  • December 10, 2009: Calgary, AFHG Beginners SIG, Meeting, 7-9pm
  • December 12, 2009: Calgary, AFHG Computer SIG, Meeting, 9:30am-12pm

  • December 9, 2009: Burnaby, BCGS Christmas Social, Meeting, 7:30-10pm
  • December 12, 2009: Burnaby, BCGS Quebec Group, Meeting, 10am-12pm
  • December 12, 2009: Chilliwack, Chilliwack Branch, UELAC, Meeting
  • December 15, 2009: Abbotsford, Abbotsford Genealogical Society, Meeting, 6:30pm

  • December 1, 2009: Brantford, British Isles Study Group, 7:30pm
  • December 1, 2009: London, London & Middlesex Branch OGS, Meeting, 7pm
  • December 5, 2009: Barrie, Simcoe Branch OGS, Meeting, 2-4pm
  • December 8, 2009: Sarnia, Lambton County Branch, OGS, Meeting
  • December 8, 2009: London, London & Western Ontario UELAC, Meeting, 7pm
  • December 10, 2009: Kitchener, Waterloo Branch OGS, Meeting, 7pm
  • December 11, 2009: Chatham, Kent Branch OGS, Meeting, 7pm
  • December 12, 2009: Ottawa, British Isle Family History Society, Meeting, 10am
  • December 13, 2009: Ottawa, Ottawa TMG Users Group, Meeting, 2-4pm
  • December 15, 2009: Ottawa, Ottawa Branch OGS, Meeting, 7:30pm
  • December 16, 2009: Toronto, Jewish Genealogical Society of Canada, Meeting, 8pm
  • December 17, 2009: Brantford, Family History Study Group, 10am-12pm