This week’s crème de la crème — December 4, 2021

Some of the bijoux I discovered this week.

Crème de la crème of genealogy blogs

200,000 digital objects now online by Kira Baker on AuthentiCity.

Visiting and Recognizing the Past: Toronto’s 1919-1920 Smallpox Outbreak by Sara Wilmshurst on Active History.

Hundreds of thousands of BMDs added to Genealogy Quebec by François Desjardins on Généalogie et histoire du Québec.

The Old Burial Ground, Fredericton, NB by Robyn S. Lacy on Spade & the Grave.

NEW from Global Heritage Press, LAC Shutdown, and LAC Petition by John Reid on Anglo-Celtic Connections.

PRONI to release Belfast poor relief application indexes online by Chris Paton on Scottish GENES.

40,000 names added to Irish-rich Boston Savings Bank collection and Church of Ireland Gazette, 1856-2010, to remain free online to 2033 by Claire Santry on Irish Genealogy News.

Quick and dirty are my middle names by John Grenham on Irish Roots.

Reclaim the Records! Offers the Firest-Ever Online Publication of the New Jersey Geographic Birth Index and the New jersey Delayed Birth Index, 1901-1929 and Randy Majors Adds “Most Requested Capability Now Available: Draw and Measure on the Map” by Dick Eastman on Eastman’s Online Genealogy Newsletter.

2021 Holiday Gift Guide for Genealogists by Julie Cahill Tarr on Julie’s Genealogy & History Hub.

Last Year, She Uncovered Her Grandmother’s Secret Past. This Year, She Identified Her Mystery Biological Grandfather by Esther on MyHeritage Blog.

Fool Me Once… by Leah Larkin on The DNA Geek.

Massive photo collection from historic Vancouver photographer donated to city by Brendan Kergin, Vancouver Is Awesome, British Columbia.

New Lloydminster Museum and Archives open to the public by Gerry Lampow, MyLloydministerNow, Alberta.

Why Toronto’s oldest cemetery is spending $2.5M to move the cremated remains of 500 people by Michael Smee, CBC, Toronto, Ontario.

New nonprofit seeks to locate and record gravesites of Black people in New Brunswick by Lauren Bird, CBC, New Brunswick.

As critics warn of genetic ‘surveillance’, RCMP explores use of DNA matching in criminal probes by Catharine Tunney, CBC, Canada.

Genealogist offers help to memorialise former psychiatric patients buried in unmarked graves by Tina Law, Stuff, New Zealand.

New digitisation hub for National Archives of Australia, Canberra, Australia.

For more gems like these throughout the week, join the Genealogy à la carte Facebook group. When you submit your request to join, you will be asked to answer two quick questions about your family history research.

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