Monthly Archives: November 2023

This week’s crème de la crème — November 25, 2023

Some of the bijoux I discovered this week. Blog postsNew on Ancestry: Norfolk, England, Indexes to Wills, Probate, Administrations and Marriage Licence Bonds, 1371-1858 by John Reid on Anglo-Celtic Connections. Military Archives releases 15th instalment from MSPC Project by Claire … Continue reading

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1931 Canada Census now searchable on Library and Archives Canada’s website

With no fanfare, Library and Archives Canada (LAC) has completed the transcription of the 1931 Canada Census and made it searchable — for free — on its website. This means anyone anywhere can search the census by name, year of … Continue reading

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Nova Scotia Genealogy Virtual Conference to be held in May 2024

The Genealogical Association of Nova Scotia yesterday announced that its virtual conference, Explore Your Ancestral Ocean Playground, will be held May 4 and 5, 2024. The lineup of topics is bound to interest many family historians whose relatives lived in … Continue reading

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Ontario Ancestors’ webinars this week

Four branches and the Scottish special interest group at Ontario Ancestors are hosting free presentations on a variety of topics, along with a virtual social drop-in. All are open to the public. The following times are in Eastern time. Monday, … Continue reading

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Essex County Branch of Ontario Ancestors continues to add monthly presentations to YouTube

If you were unable to watch the live virtual presentations at Essex County Branch in October and November, no problem. The Ontario Ancestors branch has now added them to their YouTube channel. The Rising Village: An Early History of Essex, … Continue reading

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Ancestry jumps on the Swiftie bandwagon

The challenge for the family history community and societies is attracting young people. But perhaps that’s going to change. A couple of days ago, the US Archives (NARA) published an article on their blog about Taylor Swift’s grandfathers and their … Continue reading

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This week’s crème de la crème — November 18, 2023

Some of the bijoux I discovered this week. Blog postsRed River Ancestry website and Métis Scrip by Lianne Kruger on IFamily History. Military Monday: For Evermore and LAC Departmental Results Report 2022–2023 by John Reid on Anglo-Celtic Connections. Far in … Continue reading

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BIFHSGO’s hybrid meeting on Saturday features British military research and family stories from times of war

The British Isles Family History Society of Greater Ottawa (BIFHSGO) will host its monthly hybrid meeting tomorrow, November 18, starting at 9:00 a.m. Eastern time. 9:00 a.m. — Back to Basics: Military Service by Ken McKinlay This first presentation is … Continue reading

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New on Findmypast — Cumberland parish records

This week, Findmypast has added almost 200,00 new parish records for Cumberland County in North West England. Cumberland baptisms There are 65,252 new baptism records. Cumberland marriages For marriages, there are 68,211 new records to explore, covering 1547 to 1975. Cumberland burialsFinally, … Continue reading

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Victoria Genealogical Society hosts workshop on researching Northern Ireland family history

The Victoria Genealogical Society in British Columbia will this Saturday, November 18 host a hybrid workshop, called Northern Irish Genealogy: Tools and Techniques for Success, led by Sharon Oddie Brown. The workshop will take place from 10:00 a.m. to noon … Continue reading

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