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Guide to online Toronto historical newspapers updated

Researcher, writer and historical consultant Jamie Bradburn has updated his Guide to Online Toronto Historical Newspaper Resources that also features some suburban additions. At the end of the guide, Mr. Bradburn lists the newspapers that are not yet available online, … Continue reading

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Toronto Public Library’s Digital Archive hits new milestone

The public now has access to 180,000 digitized items on the Toronto Public Library’s Digital Archive — all for free. This is especially good news for genealogists researching their ancestors who lived in Toronto, especially those who need photos to … Continue reading

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This week’s crème de la crème — July 29, 2023

Some of the bijoux I discovered this week. Blog postsNewfoundland and Labrador Death Certificates (1950-1968) by John Reid on Anglo-Celtic Connections. Why are the 1931 census returns organized geographically? on Library and Archives Canada Blog. A well-documented city: more Toronto directories … Continue reading

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More(!) Toronto city directories digitized — 1970 to 2001

Woo hoo! That’s what some family historians are shouting after learning the Toronto Public Library and Internet Archives have digitized the remainder of the Toronto city directories, adding the years 1970 to 2001 to the already extensive collection. Now, with … Continue reading

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This week’s crème de la crème — November 12, 2022

Some of the bijoux I discovered this week. Blog postsFirst and Second World War Research Resource Pages Updated by Ken McKinlay on Family Tree Knots. Nova Scotia Birth, Marriage, and Death (BMD) Record Links and Newfoundland and Labrador Birth, Marriage, … Continue reading

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This week’s crème de la crème — August 13, 2022

Some of the bijoux I discovered this week. Blog postsArchives of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Toronto new digital collection’s portal and Unknown First World War Canadian Soldier Identified by John Reid on Anglo-Celtic Connections. Discovering the New York Public … Continue reading

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This week’s crème de la crème — March 26, 2022

Some of the bijoux I discovered this week. BlogsRevisiting Magnus Shewan: Toronto Assessment Records on FamilySearch by Jane MacNamara on Where the story takes me… Possible origin of the word Acadia by Juliana L’Heureux on Franco-American Blog. 1950 Census – … Continue reading

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This week’s crème de la crème — February 12, 2022

Some of the bijoux I discovered this week. BlogsToronto Trust Cemeteries on FamilySearch by Ken McKinlay on Family Tree Knots. Library and Archives Canada Access to Information Act Report and Improved Probate Service Website for England and Wales by John … Continue reading

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

Some of the bijoux I discovered this week. Blogs200,000 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 … Continue reading

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Researching your ancestor’s house — and your own — in Toronto

The City of Toronto Archives has produced two short videos, running between five and six minutes long, that will help you research your ancestor’s house in Toronto, and perhaps even your own. Researching Your House: Fire Insurance Plans & Aerial … Continue reading

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