Monthly Archives: February 2024

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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Free access to Newspapers.com’s entire collection until Monday

Access to Newspapers.com’s entire collection is now free until Monday, February 19, 11:59 p.m. Mountain time, using this link. You must start your search from the Free Access page. It doesn’t appear that you need to set up an account … Continue reading

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NEHGS hosts hybrid presentation this Thursday on records and resources at Library and Archives Canada 

The New England Historic Genealogical Society will host a free hybrid presentation on Records and Resources at Library and Archives Canada, delivered by Rhonda McClure, on Thursday, February 15, at 3:00 p.m. Eastern time. It will be held online and … Continue reading

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Free access to marriage records on MyHeritage includes a collection unique to Quebec

To celebrate Valentine’s Day, MyHeritage is offering free access to its collection of marriage records until February 17. Access to these records usually requires a Complete or Data subscription, but for five days, they’re completely free to search. Simply register … Continue reading

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Ontario Ancestors’ free virtual presentations this week

There’s a good collection of virtual presentations this week from Ontario Ancestors. As usual, all are open to the public and, with the exception of a two-part workshop noted at the end of this blog post, they are free. The … Continue reading

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This week’s crème de la crème — February 10, 2024

Some of the bijoux I discovered this week. Blog postsHow to navigate Order-in-Council records, part one: real life at LAC by Linda Yip on Past Presence. Finding on the Ground: Northern Ontario Districts by Ken McKinlay on Family Tree Knots. … Continue reading

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