Monthly Archives: April 2024

Victoria Genealogical Society’s DNA seminar offers four sessions this Saturday

The Victoria Genealogical Society in British Columbia will host the virtual DNA seminar, Harness the Power of Genetic Genealogy, on Saturday, April 20, from 9:15 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Pacific time. There will be four sessions. The fee to attend … Continue reading

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Ontario Ancestors hosts nine virtual presentations this week

It’s the third week of the month, and that means several branches of Ontario Ancestors will be busy hosting virtual presentations. The topics include online research, Newspapers.com, genetic genealogy, university websites, and the American Revolution. Seven branches and one special … Continue reading

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This week’s crème de la crème — April 13, 2024

Some of the bijoux I discovered this week. Blog postsLAC’s Vision: What Future for the Past by Allan Greer on Active History. Finding Cemeteries With Your Computer – Part 1 and Part 2 by Dick Eastman on Eastman’s Online Genealogy … Continue reading

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Gearing up for the 200th anniversary of the Peter Robinson Settlers

Next year marks the 200th anniversary of the Peter Robinson Settlers from the Ballyhoura Region in Ireland establishing a new life in what we now know as Peterborough, Ontario. In Ireland, Ballyhoura Development, which is a local non-profit organization, has … Continue reading

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Saskatoon city archives prepares for move to permanent home

Saskatoon City Archives has started the task of packing thousands of records, including 450,000 photos, 4,000 feet of shelves, 3,000 linear feet of records, and thousands of maps, plans and blueprints to prepare for the move to its new permanent … Continue reading

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Montreal’s archives moves back to city hall after six years

The Archives de Montréal will return this summer to city hall, and on-site research visits will return soon after. In 2018, Montreal’s archives had to be moved to a temporary location on rue Saint-Denis because city hall and the archives’ vaults … Continue reading

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Ontario Ancestors’ webinars — Land records, adding social history to your family history, religious repositories, and a 19th-century race from Toronto to Montreal

All four of Ontario Ancestors branches’ virtual presentations this week are, as usual, free and open to all who register to watch via Zoom. The times are in Eastern time. Monday, April 8, 7:00 p.m. — Oxford County BranchOnLand from … Continue reading

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BIFHSGO hosts two must-watch presentations this Saturday

What do you get when you put together one of Canada’s best genealogy speakers with the Chief Historian and Director of Research at the Canadian War Museum? You get a terrific program for family historians, presented by Ken McKinlay and Dr. … Continue reading

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This week’s crème de la crème — April 6, 2024

Some of the bijoux I discovered this week. Blog postsTPL Recovery Continues by John Reid on Anglo-Celtic Connections. LAC: The Scandal of the Archives by Allan Greer on Active History. BillionGraves Eagle Scout Cemetery Projects by Cathy Wallace on BillionGraves … Continue reading

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New NFB film, A Quiet Girl, brings Canada’s secretive adoption history to light

A National Film Board of Canada feature documentary by Montreal director Adrian Wills follows him as he searches for his biological mother in her home province of Newfoundland and Labrador. Each step closer to his mother takes him deeper into … Continue reading

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