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This week’s crème de la crème — January 27, 2024

Some of the bijoux I discovered this week. Blog postsFamilySearch Catalog Update and Ontario Foul Ups by Ken McKinlay on Family Tree Knots. ScotlandsPeople annual records update and Scottish and Irish directories included in new TheGenealogist release by Chris Paton … Continue reading

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This week’s crème de la crème — May 29, 2021

Some of the bijoux I discovered this week. BlogsProtestant Churches in Northern Quebec by Jacques Gagné on Genealogy Ensemble. Manitoba Ancestors: Was Your Ancestor Memorable? by Candice McDonald on Finding Your Canadian Story. Scottish Indexes adds 100,000 prison register entries and … Continue reading

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Canadian transcription and indexing projects at FamilySearch, Library and Archives Canada, and Nova Scotia Archives

If you find yourself itching to help the Canadian genealogy and archive world — from the comfort of your home, you may want to consider some of these indexing and transcription projects. You can contribute as much time or as … Continue reading

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This week’s crème de la crème — April 11, 2020

Some of the bijoux I discovered this week. Blogs Ontario Parish Registers: LAC and Héritage, “Old School” Research With a Modern Twist, New Brunswick Parish Registers: LAC and Héritage and Nova Scotia Parish Registers: LAC and Héritage by Ken McKinlay … Continue reading

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Transcribers needed for Nova Scotia’s ‘Refugee Negroes’ series

Nova Scotia Archives issued a call to “all Armchair Archivists and Handwriting Experts.” They have updated their Transcribe tool and are looking for volunteers to transcribe the handwritten Commissioner of Public Records — Refugee Negroes series. The collection consists of … Continue reading

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Nova Scotia Archives needs volunteer transcribers

Nova Scotia Archives is looking for volunteers to transcribe its digitized records of pre-1867 Sable Island to help “document the flora, fauna, people, industry and history of the Island” and allow better access to the public. The archives’ crowdsourcing initiative, … Continue reading

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Stanford seeks transcribers for crowdsourcing project

Stanford University Archives in California this month launched a crowdsourcing project to transcribe handwritten letters and documents within its holdings. The Stanford Archives project currently features eight collections for users to transcribe: • 1906 earthquake and fire • Leland Stanford, … Continue reading

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McGill University needs volunteers to transcribe historical ‘weather reports’

McGill University Archives’ request for assistance to transcribe more than 150 years of Montreal meteorological history seems rather timely this week. Weather is top-of-mind for many Quebecers. Severe flooding continues today in more than 170 municipalities in Quebec, and Montreal … Continue reading

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Easy to participate in Nova Scotia Archives’ new online transcription project

Transcribe is the Nova Scotia Archives’ collaborative online project where the public can transcribe handwritten historical materials that document more than 300 years of the province’s history. These transcriptions will make the collections more visible and accessible. The Archives is … Continue reading

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Savoir faire — JGS-Montreal indexes Canadian naturalization records

Hats off to the the members at the Jewish Genealogical Society of Montreal (JGS-Montreal) who have worked to index 200,000 Canadian naturalization records, 1914 to 1932, and who are now indexing 400,000 naturalization records from 1932 to 1951. Thursday, Library … Continue reading

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