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Thousands of historic photos in Nova Scotia Archives’ new online collection

Nova Scotia Archives last week added a new photographic collection to its website that contains 9,300 digitized images. This is a must-view collection for any family historian whose relatives lived in the province. The photos were collected by the provincial … Continue reading

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Experience 19th-century Canada through the lens of William Notman at Canadian Museum of History

If you missed the launch of McCord Museum’s exhibit, Notman, Visionary Photographer, two years ago in Montreal, you will have a chance to see it at the Canadian Museum of History in Ottawa from November 23 to April 14, 2019. … Continue reading

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Photos of Winnipeg to Vancouver taken in 1887

A blog post published here a few days ago  featured an 1889 photo of Calgary, taken by William McFarlane Notman. It generated a considerable amount of interest. The photographer was the son of William Notman, the most important Canadian photographer of … Continue reading

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Calgary in 1889

A photo of Calgary taken in 1889 by William Notman’s son, William McFarlane Notman, shows what newcomers saw when they ventured into the Canadian West. Today, the city is one of the largest in Canada with a population of more than … Continue reading

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This week’s crème de la crème — November 5, 2016

Some of the bijoux I discovered this week. Blogs Montreal Street Toponymy by Dianne Nolin on Genealogy: Beyond the BMD. Background on Canada’s Imperial War Service Gratuity by Steve Clifford on Doing Our Bit. New Books in the Genealogy Services … Continue reading

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Early 20th century photos provide view of life in Montreal’s Griffintown

If your Irish ancestors in Montreal were members of the working class, as mine were, they may possibly have lived in the neighbourhood Griffintown. Identified in municipal and census records as St. Ann’s Ward, it was one of the poorest … Continue reading

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