Sunday, October 31, 2010

In the Genea-sphere...

Until November 1st, 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

  • 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 subscription.

    Contests 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