Tag Archives: Hudson’s Bay Company

This week’s crème de la crème — December 26, 2020

Some of the bijoux I discovered this week. BlogsGiving the Gift of Family History to the Homeless: Olive Branch Connections by Sarah Clift on Family Locket. Christmas Past Dancing In My Head by Ellen Thompson-Jennings on Family History Hound. A … Continue reading

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First Canadian Keeper of the Hudson’s Bay Company archives passes away

In a beautiful tribute to the late Shirlee Anne Smith, who died April 17 in Winnipeg, Canada’s History describes the former archivist of the Hudson’s Bay Company as a “tireless champion of Canadian and Manitoban history.” “She was the first … Continue reading

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Hudson’s Bay Company records being digitized for Manitoba’s 150th anniversary

The Hudson’s Bay Company History Foundation, with help from the province of Manitoba, is digitizing more than 1,000 reels of microfilm copies of pre-1870 trading post records, making them available online. Hudson’s Bay Company Archives estimates the reels contain close … Continue reading

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This week’s crème de la crème — December 16, 2017

Some of the bijoux I discovered this week. Blogs Manitoba Ancestors: Hudson’s Bay Company Archives by Candice McDonald on Finding Your Canadian Story. Ontario Update by Sheri on CanadaGenWeb’s Cemetery Update. Highlights of Items Digitized in 2017 and Available in … Continue reading

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Canadian fur trading employment history online

The Hudson’s Bay Company Archives staff have created hundreds of biographical sheets of employees who worked for the Hudson’s Bay Company and North West Company fur trading companies, and the information is available online. This is not a new resource, … Continue reading

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Book tells story of Canadian fur trading in Alberta

The Historical Society of Alberta has just published the book, Edmonton House Journals,  about a period of the Canadian fur trade that took place almost 200 years ago. The book contains Hudson’s Bay Company diaries and reports, known as Edmonton … Continue reading

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This week’s crème de la crème — October 15, 2016

Some of the bijoux I discovered this week. Blogs Hudson’s Bay Company Family History by Penny Allen on UK to Canada Genealogy. Haunted St. Lawrence Burial Ground by Donovan King on Haunted Montreal Blog. Early Spirit River Records Found at … Continue reading

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160-year-old Hudson Bay Company trader’s letter goes to auction

On August 26, 1854, Hudson’s Bay Company trader John F. Kennedy wrote a letter to his daughter Mary. It was addressed “Fort Simpson,” a fur trading post near today’s Prince Rupert. Kennedy mailed it from the brig Ida in Prince … Continue reading

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40 years of repatriation of HBC archives to Canada and 20 years of donation to Manitoba

This year marks the 40th anniversary of the Hudson’s Bay Company Archives (HBCA) being shipped from London, England to Canada. Four years earlier, in 1970, the Hudson’s Bay Company had moved its head office to Winnipeg to celebrate the 100th … Continue reading

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