Author Archives: Gail Dever

Alex Haley’s ‘Roots’ returns May 30

Forty years after the original television series aired, the new four-part, eight-hour Roots will debut Monday, May 30 (Memorial Day in the US) on History, Lifetime and A&E in the United States and on A&E in Canada. Some say the … Continue reading

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Montreal Irish Walking Tour and the Walk to the Stone this weekend

From the Montreal Times… The Montreal Irish Walking Tour is back, just in time to complement this year’s annual “Walk to the Stone” by providing additional historic context into Montreal’s most famous pilgrimage. For more than 150 years, the Ancient … Continue reading

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Email notifications

The past five days have tested my patience as I tried to figure out what the gremlins did to stop followers of this blog from receiving email notifications about new blog posts. If you did not receive a notification about … Continue reading

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FamilySearch marks 15-year anniversary

FamilySearch.org yesterday celebrated its 15th year of providing genealogists with online records — and many happy discoveries. Hard to remember, but it was originally launched as the Family Search Internet by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on … Continue reading

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‘Fire Canoe’ tells story of steamboating in Western Canada

Ted Barris’ book, Fire Canoe: Prairie Steamboat Days Revisited, relays the history of Canadian steamboats that were captained by seafaring skippers who had moved inland and piloted by indigenous peoples who knew the intricacies and dangers of the waterways. These … Continue reading

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Free Jamboree 2016 live streaming schedule announced

As part of its 47th Annual Southern California Genealogy Jamboree, Giving to the Future by Preserving the Past, the Southern California Genealogical Society will live stream several conference presentations for free, and registration is now open. Thanks to financial support … Continue reading

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Genealogy à la carte email notifications temporarily out of order

Something fishy has been taking place with the email notifications many of you receive from this blog. If you signed up to receive email notifications about every article published on Genealogy à la carte, you perhaps noticed you haven’t received … Continue reading

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Learn about Quebec genealogy research in Oakville

Mike Quackenbush will conduct two sessions about Quebec genealogy research at the Oakville Public Library on June 9 and 16, in Oakville, Ontario. Both sessions are open to the public. A small fee of $8 is required for each session, … Continue reading

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Free access to Ancestry’s UK records until end of long weekend

To mark the Victoria Day long weekend, Ancestry.ca is offering free access to all United Kingdom records now until Monday, May 23, 11:59 p.m. Eastern time. Registration is required. Click here.

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MyHeritage to launch DNA Matching

Competition appears to be heating up in the DNA data world. MyHeritage now offers the ability to upload DNA data to your family tree for free on its website. Your DNA data will be kept private and secure. Next, MyHeritage … Continue reading

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