Friday, July 30, 2010

Saskatchewan GenWeb Updates

This year, 2010, is Commemorating 2010 Year of the Métis Nation ...the 125 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...

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

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Updated several external links on the Elgin Genweb site that were no longer current.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