Author Archives: Gail Dever

50% off a Legacy Family Tree Webinars membership

RootsTech brings many good announcements, and this is one of them. As a RootsTech special, an annual membership to Legacy Family Tree Webinars is 50 percent off, from February 29 to March 2, although it appears to be available now. … Continue reading

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How to download handouts before RootsTech begins

There’s already plenty of buzz about RootsTech, the world’s largest genealogy conference that runs from February 29 to March 2, including a blog post by Marian B. Wood on her blog, Climbing My Family Tree, on how to download some … Continue reading

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New book on notaries in New France

Quebec historian and genealogist Marcel Fournier’s new book, Notaires en Nouvelle-France : Histoire et biographies, 1621-1763, about the history of notaries under the French Regime in New France, will be in book stores next Monday, March 4. The 260-page book … Continue reading

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Ontario Ancestors’ webinars this week

Here’s what to look forward to watching from Ontario Ancestors this week. These virtual presentations are free and open to the public. The times are in Eastern time. Monday, February 26, 7:00 p.m. — Sudbury District BranchUsing Canadiana by Dave … Continue reading

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This week’s crème de la crème — February 24, 2024

Some of the bijoux I discovered this week. Blog postsIt Starts Here: Black Histories Research Guide at the Archives of Ontario by Melissa J. Nelson & Natasha Henry-Dixon on Active History. Digitize New York Is Growing on New York Genealogical … Continue reading

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Statue of Dominion Archivist Sir Arthur Doughty to be moved from Library and Archives Canada’s building in Ottawa to Gatineau

If you were thinking about looking at the statue of Sir Arthur Doughty, the Dominion Archivist from 1904 to 1935, located behind Library and Archives Canada’s (LAC) building at 395 Wellington Street in Ottawa, you won’t find it. The statue … Continue reading

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Findmypast to digitize Guernsey’s birth, marriage, death, and German Occupation records

Insights into births, deaths, marriages, and other family events in Guernsey’s history arebeing digitized by Findmypast, following the signing of a contract between a group ofGuernsey organizations and the UK-based genealogy company. The substantial project will see millions of Greffe … Continue reading

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Ontario Ancestors’ virtual presentations this week

The following virtual presentations are hosted by Ontario Ancestors’ branches. They are free and open to the public. The times are in Eastern time. Wednesday, February 21, 7:00 p.m. — Thunder Bay District BranchMore Thrilling Stories from New France by … Continue reading

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This week’s crème de la crème — February 17, 2024

Some of the bijoux I discovered this week. Blog postsRolling years of civil BMD records added to IrishGenealogy.ie by Claire Santry on Irish Genealogy News. NLS adds high resolution Irish maps by John D. Reid on Anglo-Celtic Connections. A Gotcha … Continue reading

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Nova Scotia museum to launch local newspaper database

The Antigonish Heritage Museum in Nova Scotia will officially launch a free newspaper database at 2:00 p.m. Atlantic time on Heritage Day, February 19. In a release, museum curator and St. Francis Xavier University instructor Dr. Barry Mackenzie says historical … Continue reading

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