Thursday, April 21, 2011

New Online Resources

  • Nova Scotia Historical Vital Statistics
  • For King and Country, an OGS project to transcribe war memorials in Toronto schools
  • The Halton Digital Newspaper Archive, Halton-Peel, Ontario [Libraries launch Digital Newspaper Archive]
  • Anglo-Celtic Connections offers blog posts about, and links to, Nova Scotia newspaper archives online and Alberta Homestead Records 1870-1930

  • Library & Archives Canada has launched a Digitization Project-by the Public where visitors to LAC can photograph LAC documents for inclusion in an online searchable database.
    Also new at LAC:

    New at FamilySearch:
    • Canada Census Mortality Schedules, 1871
    • Canada, Bas-Canada—Recensement de 1842
    • Canada, New Brunswick Provincial Deaths, 1815-1938
    • Canada, New Brunswick—Deaths, 1815–1938 [Part B]
    • Canada, Ontario Deaths, 1869-1937, and Overseas Deaths, 1939-1947
    • Canada, Ontario Marriages, 1869-1927
    • Canada, Ontario—Deaths, 1933–1937
    • Canada, Ontario—Marriages, 1869–1927 [Part A]
    • Canada, Ontario—Marriages, 1869–1927 [Part B]
    • Canada, Quebec Notarial Records, 1800-1900
    • Canada—Passenger Lists, 1881–1922
    Genealogy Blog offers a great list of Canadian Vital Records Databases Posted at

    New at Ancestry:
    Not have an Ancestry subscription? Family History Centres and some Canadian libraries offer free access to some Ancestry databases. The Ancestry Insider blog offers a great article about this.

    Monday, April 18, 2011

    Genealogy News

    It's enumeration time again! Starting in May Canadians will be asked to participate in the 2011 census. One of the questions will be asking for your permission to share your census information after 92 years (2103). Please check YES otherwise your descendants will not have the joy of finding you in the future
    For more information, click the graphic. is offering free access to their Canadian Records Collection from April 20 through May 1 in celebration of the Royal Wedding.

    Library & Archives Canada announced that they plan to put most of their services online by 2017

    Knowledge Ontario, a not-for-profit collaborative has created The Community Digitization Project (CDP) to help bring more local digital content online. [Ottawa Citizen: Ontario's history goes digital]

    Archives of Ontario has released a new year of Ontario birth (1913), marriage (1928) and death (1938) registrations on microfilm. These records can now be viewed at the Archives of Ontario, or at Family History Centres worldwide (upon request). The indexes to these registrations can be requested via interlibrary loan at any Canadian Library with a microfilm reader. There are plans to make these registrations, plus one year before and after (births 1912-1914, marriages 1927-1929, deaths 1937-1939) available on the Archives of Ontario website in the near future.

    The Ontario Genealogy Society has been working tirelessly to get Bill 126 passed. This Bill would protect inactive cemeteries from relocation and needs your support. Please visit the OGS website for more information.

    News Bites:
  • Halifax's Pier 21 which operated as one of Canada's immigration ports is now a designated national museum
  • A recently discovered 18th century Acadian village is set to be designated as a protected archeological site
  • Terrence Punch, a Canadian Genealogist, has been appointed to the Order of Canada
  • Stories & Pictures Wanted for a History Book of the Town of Hanna, Alberta
  • A British Home Child Special Interest Group (SIG) has been formed
  • Archeologist discovers Thompson trading post 

  • Informative Blog Posts:

  • Luxegen Genealogy and Family History: Canadian Resources at the Family History Library
  • Eastman's Genealogy Newsletter: Ten Commandments of Genealogy
  • Olive Tree Genealogy: WW1 RAF Service Records Online at National Archives UK (focuses on Canadians who served)
  • Olive Tree Genealogy: Finding Details About the Loyalist in Your Ancestry (Part 1) and (Part 2)
  • Friday, April 01, 2011

    Canadian Genealogy Events in April 2011

  •  April 2, 2011: Calgary, Alberta Family Histories Society's Quebec SIG, Meeting, 2pm
  •  April 4, 2011: Calgary, Alberta Family Histories Society, Meeting, 7-9pm
  •  April 9, 2011: Calgary, Alberta Family Histories Society's Computer SIG, Meeting, 9:30am-12pm
  •  April 13, 2011: Fort McMurray, Fort McMurray AGS, Meeting, 7-9pm
  •  April 14, 2011: Calgary, Alberta Family Histories Society's Beginner's SIG, Meeting, 7pm
  •  April 14, 2011: Camrose, Camrose AGS, Meeting, 7:30pm
  •  April 16, 2011: Calgary, Alberta Family Histories Society's English/Welsh SIG, Meeting, 10am
  •  April 16-17, 2011: Edmonton, Alberta Genealogical Society Conference
  •  April 19, 2011: Calgary, Alberta Family Histories Society's Ontario SIG, Meeting, 7pm
  •  April 19, 2011: Grande Prairie, Grande Prairie AGS, Meeting, 7pm
  •  April 19, 2011: Wetaskiwin, Wetaskiwin AGS, Meeting, 7pm
  •  April 21, 2011: Lethbridge, Lethbridge AGS, Meeting, 7pm
  •  April 27, 2011: Calgary, Alberta Family Histories Society's Celtic SIG, Meeting, 7pm
  •  April 27, 2011: Red Deer, Red Deer AGS, Meeting, 7pm
  •  April 28, 2011: Edmonton, Edmonton AGS, Meeting, 7:30-10pm

  •  April 13, 2011: Burnaby, British Columbia Genealogical Society, Meeting, 7:30pm
  •  April 13, 2011: Vernon, Vernon & District Family History Society, Meeting, 7:30pm
  •  April 14, 2011: Victoria, Victoria Genealogical Society, Meeting, 7:30pm
  •  April 16, 2011: Victoria, Victoria Branch UELAC, Meeting, 12pm
  •  April 24, 2011: Powell River, Powell River Genealogy Group, Meeting
  •  April 30, 2011: Chilliwack, Chilliwack UELAC, Meeting, 11:30am-2pm

  •  April 14, 2011: Saint John, New Brunswick UELAC, Meeting

  •  April 26, 2011: St John's, Family History Society of Newfoundland & Labrador, Meeting, 7:30pm
  •  April 28, 2011: St John's, Newfoundland Historical Society, Meeting

  •  April 12, 2011: Shelburne or Barrington, Shelburne County Archives and Genealogical Society, Meeting
  •  April 19, 2011: Cumberland County, Cumberland County Genealogical Society, Meeting, 7pm
  •  April 20, 2011: Halifax, The Royal Nova Scotia Historical Society, Meeting, 6pm

  •  April 1-2, 2011: Ottawa, Gene-O-Rama
  •  April 2, 2011: Toronto, Association of Professional Genealogists, Registration Required, 8:30am-4:30pm
  •  April 5, 2011: Brantford, Brant OGS British Isles Study Group, Meeting, 7:30pm
  •  April 5, 2011: Oshawa, Durham Region OGS, Meeting
  •  April 5, 2011: London, London & Middlesex OGS, Meeting, 7pm
  •  April 6, 2011: Toronto, Governor Simcoe UELAC, 6:30pm
  •  April 6, 2011: Goderich, Huron OGS, Meeting, 7:30pm
  •  March 23-April 13, 2011: North York, Toronto OGS Course, Making the Internet Really Work for Genealogy, 6:15-8:15pm
  •  April 7, 2011: Brantford, Brant OGS Family History Study Group, Meeting, 10am-12pm
  •  April 9, 2011: Ottawa, (BIFHSGO) British Isles Family History Society of Greater Ottawa, 10am
  •  April 9, 2011: Barrie, Simcoe OGS, Meeting, 2-4pm
  •  April 10, 2011: Ottawa, Ottawa TMG Users Group, Meeting, 2-4pm
  •  April 12, 2011: London, London & Western Ontario Branch UELAC, Meeting, 7pm
  •  April 13, 2011: Sarnia, Lambton OGS, Meeting, 7:30pm
  •  April 13, 2011: Richmond Hill, York Region OGS, Meeting, 7:15pm
  •  April 13-May 4, 2011: North York, Toronto OGS Course, Introduction to Ontario Family History Research, 2-4pm
  •  April 16, 2011: Kingston, Kingston Branch OGS, Meeting, 10am
  •  April 16, 2011: Kingston, OGS Region VIII Annual Meeting & Genealogy Day, 9am-4pm
  •  April 16, 2011: Brussels, OGS Region III Annual Meeting & Workshop
  •  April 18, 2011: Sudbury, Sudbury OGS, Meeting, 7pm
  •  April 19, 2011: Ottawa, Ottawa OGS, Meeting, 7:30pm
  •  April 23, 2011: Stratford, Perth OGS, Meeting
  •  April 25, 2011: St Thomas, Elgin OGS, Meeting, 7:30pm
  •  April 25, 2011: North York, Toronto OGS, Meeting, 7:30pm
  •  April 27, 2011: North York, Jewish Genealogical Society, Meeting
  •  April 28, 2011: Owen Sound, Grey Roots: Regional Heritage Fair
  •  April 30, 2011: Ottawa, Sir Guy Carleton UELAC, Meeting, 11:30am

  •  April 26, 2011: Moose Jaw, Moose Jaw SGS, Meeting, 7pm