Author Archives: Gail Dever

Highland games double-header this weekend near Ontario-Quebec border

This coming weekend is known as the M&M (Maxville and Montreal) weekend among the Highland Games competitors. Sounds like great fun! Maxville, Ontario will be the site of the largest massed pipe bands in North America this Friday and Saturday, … Continue reading

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Canadian immigration to Maine, 1850 to 1940

Did some of your Canadian ancestors settle in Maine? To acquire an idea of where they may have settled or how many settled in a particular area, James Myall has produced an interactive map that shows Canadian migration patterns from … Continue reading

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Impressive response rate for 2016 Canadian census

Were you among those who considered themselves lucky to receive the long-form Canadian census earlier this year? I was. My only disappointment was there was no Other Comments box where I could write who my grandparents and great-grandparents were and … Continue reading

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This week’s crème de la crème — July 23, 2016

Some of the bijoux I discovered this week. Blogs New Brunswick Research Sites by Ken McKinley on Family Tree Knots. LAC Annual Report 2015-2016 by John D. Reid on Canada’s Anglo-Celtic Connections. Love, Mom: Letters from Mary Power to Her … Continue reading

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O, Canada! Summer reading for genealogists 2016

Summer is in full swing. The weather remains hot and steamy in Montreal. So, why not take it easy and read a good book? Here are some books that will interest genealogists who are researching their Canadian ancestry and want … Continue reading

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BIFHSGO early bird conference registration

Only two weeks remain to take advantage of the early bird registration rate for the British Isles Family History Society of Greater Ottawa’s annual conference. The early bird deadline is August 5. The conference features lectures and seminars about Ireland … Continue reading

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Colourize your photos instantly with this free tool

To be honest, I almost didn’t finish writing this blog post. Yesterday, I discovered an online tool to colourize my old family photos — and I have been distracted ever since. My newest toy is a free, very easy-to-use tool … Continue reading

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Webinar — Learn how to add metadata to your digital photos

If you have digital photos on your computer, you should watch Thomas MacEntee’s webinar that will be presented this evening at 8:00 p.m. Eastern time. His free webinar, Metadata for Digital Images, is hosted by the Florida State Genealogical Society. … Continue reading

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Canada Post employees in World War I

As the 100th anniversary of World War I was approaching in 2014, members of the Vancouver-Fraser branch of the Canada Post Heritage Club took on the task of locating and researching Canada Post employees who had served during the Great … Continue reading

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TNA webinars this summer

On The GENES Blog, Chris Paton has listed several free upcoming talks and webinars offered by The National Archives. Here are the four webinars. Click on the titles for more information and to register. Wednesday, July 27, 1:00 pm Eastern … Continue reading

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