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Anglican Church donates land for future site of Montreal memorial to Irish Famine immigrants

The Anglican Church has donated the parcel of land near Victoria Bridge in Montreal to memorialize 6,000 Irish immigrants who died in the city more than a century-and-a-half ago. The site at the Black Rock Monument will eventually be turned … Continue reading

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Five free Ontario Ancestors virtual presentations this week

Five branches at Ontario Ancestors are offering a variety of topics in their free virtual, and sometimes hybrid, meetings, ranging from Eastern European research to life in Upper Canada and Canadians in the First World War. All are open to … Continue reading

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BIFHSGO’s virtual/in-person meeting — Saturday, October 14, 2023

Correction: Please note that the British Isles Family History Society of Greater Ottawa’s next meeting will be Saturday, October 14, 2023, not tomorrow as incorrectly indicated in the blog post published earlier today. Learn more about the meeting and where … Continue reading

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New Brunswick marriage records for 1972 now available online

The Provincial Archives of New Brunswick has added 6,964 digitized images of marriage registrations for 1972 to its website. These records often include the bridal couple’s ages, addresses, and occupations, along with their parents’ full names. Earlier this year, the … Continue reading

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Don’t open link in today’s blog post about an online writing workshop

Please don’t open the registration link in today’s blog post about Lynn Palermo’s workshop. There is a technical issue that is creating multiple confirmations in people’s email inbox. Lynn is trying to fix the problem. If there’s another way to … Continue reading

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Documentary explores how a man reunited with his birth family and uncovered the rich history of his lineage

If you have access to Citytv, you may want to set your PVR for VeraCity: The Long Road Home that will air on Sunday, February 26, at 10:00 p.m. Eastern time. This is a new documentary that explores how Alex … Continue reading

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How genetic genealogy helped uncover the fate of a girl who disappeared 68 years ago in Montreal

Rosemarie Doederlein was 14 when her mother sent her to a bakery a few blocks from their Notre-Dame-de-Grâce apartment one afternoon in late 1954, a couple of months after she had arrived in Montreal from Germany with her parents and … Continue reading

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New stamps for National Day for Truth and Reconciliation and beyond

Canada Post yesterday released four new stamps to raise awareness and encourage reflection on the tragic legacy of Indian residential schools and the need for healing and reconciliation. The stamps, released in connection with today’s National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, … Continue reading

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Searching for relatives of my grandmother’s friends to share her photos

On the day my father’s obituary was published in the Montreal Gazette almost 20 years ago, an old friend of his in Calgary called my mother to talk. Although he and my father hadn’t kept in touch since the 1940s, … Continue reading

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Ontario Ancestors’ virtual presentations this week

It’s the last week of branch presentations at Ontario Ancestors before the society’s virtual three-day conference begins June 24. The branches’ following presentations are virtual, free, and open to the public. All times are in Eastern time. Monday, June 13, … Continue reading

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