Category Archives: Montreal

Findmypast Friday — McGill University WWI honour roll, Pennsylvania births and baptisms

Findmypast has again expanded its global offering. Records for First World War Canada and 17th century Pennsylvania have been added to the genealogy website.  Canada, McGill University Honour Roll, 1914-1918 This new collection includes graduates of McGill University who served in … Continue reading

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Analysis of Montreal Irish Famine victims’ bones gives insight into their health issues — and they’re looking for descendants

After analyzing bones found during work on a light-rail station in Montreal, an archaeological lab has revealed new details about the lives of Irish migrants who died there in 1847. The 2019 archeological dig in Pointe-Sainte-Charles — where the Irish fleeing … Continue reading

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New Montreal Holocaust Museum to be built

The Montreal Holocaust Museum announced Monday the construction of a new museum that will open in 2025 on Saint-Laurent Boulevard, which is in the heart of what was once the city’s vibrant Jewish neighbourhood. Construction will begin on the $80-million … Continue reading

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Memorial site for Montreal’s Irish Famine immigrants may soon be realized

During her re-election campaign, Montreal incumbent mayor Valérie Plante pledged to create a new memorial site for the Irish Famine immigrants who died on the city’s waterfront in the 19th century. For years, the city’s Irish community has tried to … Continue reading

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Bibliography on the Scots in Montreal and Quebec

During Dr. Gillian Leitch’s webinar on the Scots in Montreal and Quebec to the Québec Genealogical eSociety last Thursday, she said she had created a page on her blog, Gilliandr’s Blog, with a bibliography and links to online resources. You’ll … Continue reading

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Manitoba church records, 1800-1959, now searchable on FamilySearch

FamilySearch indicated yesterday it has updated the collection, Manitoba Church Records, 1800-1959, to its website, and it is now searchable. There are more than 6,500 images to search by name or browse. The collection includes baptisms, marriages, deaths and other … Continue reading

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Quebec Archives digitizes historic Montreal postcard collection

A retired librarian in Pennsylvania, who has collected and donated more than 800,000 postcards, said, “Postcards were mostly a communication tool used by the middle class.” Donald Brown went a step further to suggest these often colourful forms of short … Continue reading

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1741 Montreal census now available on PRDH

The Drouin Institute has added the 1741 Montreal city census to PRDH, which is one of the top Quebec websites for genealogists. Every individual listed in the 1741 census has been identified and linked to their PRDH individual file. From … Continue reading

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Interfaith gathering at Montreal’s Irish monument

Thousands of Irish people fleeing the Great Famine of 1847 settled in Montreal. It is estimated that 6,000 of them lost their lives on the shores of the St. Lawrence River during the voyage, and are buried in a cemetery located in … Continue reading

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Montreal’s McCord Museum to double in size

The McCord Stewart Museum, with Montreal Mayor Valérie Plante, yesterday announced its planned new social history museum will double in size and remain on Sherbrooke Street in the heart of downtown Montreal. The new building will house three recently merged museums … Continue reading

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