Monthly Archives: January 2024

Western Canadian resource Peel’s Prairie Provinces moved to Internet Archive

The University of Alberta’s library is migrating its popular online historical collection, Peel’s Prairie Provinces, to Internet Archive. Peel’s Prairie Provinces is a resource that has helped scholars, students, and researchers of all types to explore the history and culture … Continue reading

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This week’s crème de la crème — January 20, 2024

Some of the bijoux I discovered this week. Blog postsAberdeenshire Collections: Acquisitions Recap 2023 by Kimberley Smith on Aberdeen City and Aberdeenshire Archives Blog. Andersonville Irish Project identifies more Irish Civil War soldiers by Claire Santry on Irish Genealogy News. … Continue reading

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Free virtual heritage talks about Quebec

The Quebec Anglophone Heritage Network (QAHN) this week announced its 2024 series of heritage talks, called Sharing Our Heritage: Inspiring stories from across Quebec. The talks are free, virtual and open to all who register. The eight on-line presentations provide … Continue reading

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29-day Family History Writing Challenge begins February 1

Lynn Palermo of the Family History Writing Studio will hold her 14th writing challenge throughout the 29 days of February. You decide what you want to write, whether your plan is to write ancestor profiles, a novel length narrative, a … Continue reading

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Ontario Ancestors’ virtual presentations this week feature breaking down brick walls, writing citations, Family Tree Maker, and exciting stories

Six of Ontario Ancestors’ branches will each host a virtual presentation this week. Two are hybrid, all but one are free, and all are open to the public. Presentations that are in-person only are not included in the list below. … Continue reading

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Annual release of BC marriage and death records in May

BC Archives announced last week it expects to receive the annual release of death (2003) and marriage (1948) registrations from the BC Vital Statistics Agency in May 2024. The provincial archives will then digitize and index the records and add … Continue reading

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This week’s crème de la crème — January 13, 2023

Some of the bijoux I discovered this week. Blog postsDutch Genealogy News for January 2024 by Yvette Hoitink on Dutch Genealogy. Southwestern United States Research: Key Records and Repositories Part 1 – Understanding Federal, State, and Local Records and Southwestern … Continue reading

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23rd virtual Scottish Indexes conference on Saturday

If you have Scottish ancestry, get ready for the 23rd free, virtual Scottish Indexes Conference on Saturday, January 13. The conference can be attended via Zoom or on Facebook. To accommodate people watching in most time zones, the seven presentations … Continue reading

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BIFHSGO — Two free virtual presentations on Scotland this Saturday

It will be all about Scotland at the British Isles Family History Society of Greater Ottawa’s (BIFHSGO) monthly meeting on Saturday morning, January 13. The good news for those of us who don’t live in Ottawa is that the meeting … Continue reading

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Ontario Ancestors’ 2024 webinar lineup

In its eWeekly newsletter on Saturday, Ontario Ancestors announced the speakers and topics for the presentations in its 2024 webinar series that will be aired the first Thursday of each month. The topics range from Artificial Intelligence to Canadian online … Continue reading

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