01 January, 2005 - Update to Post 1901 Census Release Gordon Watts, Vice-Chair
of the Canada Census Committee, says that the Senate and the House of Commons of
the Canadian Parliament adjourned on Wednesday, 15 December, 2004. The
Senate will not sit again until 01 February, 2005, and the Commons will
not sit again until 31 January, 2005.
Bill S-18 has not passed the Senate and remains adjourned in the name of Senator Kinsella.
Gordon reminds everyone that while sending Season's
Greetings to their Senator and/or Member of Parliament, not to forget
to remind them that Bill S-18 is very important and should be passed.
E-mail Gordon at <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
Made in P.E.I. Search Engine Try the search engine at <http://www.madeinpei.com>
and your search is over! This search engine is exclusively about Prince
Edward Island and contains a rating system of the websites and how many
hits they have had.
Put your favourite subject or person in the search engine to see what comes up!
"Bob's Your Uncle, Eh? ... A Search for Genealogy in Canada"
The search engine has been absorbed into the Virtual
Reference Library <http://www.virtualreferencelibrary.ca>, a
combination website of the Toronto Reference Library and the North York
Central Library, two of Toronto's reference and research facilities.
Launched in 1999, the Virtual Reference Library now
incorporates many genealogy websites in its finding aid search engine,
such as research guides, as well as digital and library collections.
Nova Scotia Genealogy
The first 10 issues of "The Genealogical Newsletter
of the Nova Scotia Historical Society" published between 01 February,
1972 and October, 1975, are now available in Adobe Acrobat format at
A subject index is also available on the web for
these, as well as for the remaining 30 issues in the series, and for
"The Nova Scotia Genealogist" for the years 1982 to 2002.
Under the Data Files on the left-hand side of the
website, one will also find the funeral records of the Halifax Funeral
Home and the vital statistics of The Colonel Patriot for the years 1827
to 1834 from Pictou, Nova Scotia.
Lunenburg County Cemeteries, Nova Scotia
Version 2.32 of the Lunenburg Burial Index is now
ready for download from the Lunenburg GenWeb site at
This version includes the new Upper (New) Blue Rocks
Cemetery listing recently completed, as provided by Betty Locke, adding
about 500 new entries to the index.
There are many cemeteries at this website from
Lunenburg County and it is a "must" visit when completing a Lunenburg
The McCarthy Family of Ontario, Canada
The website at
features information on the McCarthy, Boles, Stull, Stewart, Weller and
Ripley surnames in Ontario, as put on the website by Richard
McCarthy. His e-mail address is <email@example.com>.
The website includes the surname list just
mentioned, as well as an Index of Individuals, InternTree and Sources,
the Descendants of Adam Boles, and the family tree of Henry McCarthy.
The Tulumello Family
website of the Tulumello Family - "A Genealogical research site for
individuals with the Sicilian Surname - Tulumello".
The writer of the website says that there are 1,500
to 2,500 individuals living around the world in such countries as
England, France, Belgium Australia, the United States, Chile, Uruguay,
and Argentina. The e-mail is <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
Heritage in Quebec The Quebec Anglophone Heritage Network <http://www.qahn.org>
has four new heritage trails pamphlets! The pamphlets,
"Abitibi-Temiscamingue", "Matapedia-Restigouche", "Bas St-Laurent", and
the "Griffitiown and Point St. Charles Heritage Trails" complete the
set of twenty pamphlets across the province.
Their motto, "Let's Share Our Heritage", is the
basis of their membership, and of many articles which appear on the
Old Montreal Has New Book OLD MONTREAL History through Heritage is now available in bookstores. It offers 300 pages with 270 illustrations and photographs of Old Montreal.
As the press release says, "Learn just how much the
district's rich architecture and its archaeological remains, streets,
squares, courtyards, piers, public artworks, as well as it heirlooms
and antique documents, can tell us about its history and that of the
people who have lived there over the years."
For more information, please visit <http://vieux.montreal.qc.ca/eng/comm_03/comm_03a.htm>.
The Recents - Obituary Lists - Alberta and British Columbia - Canada
The mission of the website at <http://www.rootsweb.com/~abwcobit>
is to assist genealogists to find obituaries as published in the local
newspapers of Edmonton and Calgary from the early to middle 1900s.
There are also obituaries from 2002 to 2004 on their website.
Year of the Veteran - 60th Anniversary of the End of WWII
The Honourable Albina Guarnieri, Minister of
Veteran's Affairs Canada, announced on January 6th that nearly 1,200
members of the Canadian Forces (CF) will be entered in The Seventh Book
of Remembrance - In the Service of Canada during the Year of the
The minister has invited all Canadians to bring
forward any information they have regarding servicemen and women who
have died while on duty in Canada or serving overseas since October,
1947, with the exception of those who are commemorated in the Korean
War Book of Remembrance.
"Our Canadian Forces members have stood in harm's
way for the peace and security of others. Few in our society have been
asked to take such risks for the greater good," said Minister
Guarnieri. "In the Year of the Veteran, we would like to enlist all
Canadians in this campaign to remember those brave Canadians who served
our country with duty and honour. Recalling them by name is Canada's
supreme gesture of perpetual gratitude and pride."
The names of approximately 1,200 CF members have
been posted on the website of Veterans Affairs Canada. To access the
names, to send additional names for consideration, or to submit
digitized images of photos, medals, and other memorabilia, please go to
Canadians are invited to send information by e-mail
to <email@example.com> or by regular mail to: Veterans
Affairs Canada, Canada Remembers, Seventh Book of Remembrance Project,
12th floor, Room 1208, 66 Slater Street, Ottawa, ON K1A 0P4.
January 11th Birthday of Sir John A. Macdonald - First Prime Minister of Canada
Sir John A. Macdonald, the first Prime Minster of
Canada, was born in Scotland in 1815 and died in 1891. This year is the
195th anniversary of his birth in Scotland.
He is credited in creating Canada and realizing his
dream to build a transcontinental railway, and is known in the modern-day words as a "nation builder" of the country of Canada.
He came to Canada with his parents when he was five
years old, and was married twice, first to Isabella Clark in 1843, and,
when she died in 1857, he married Susan Agnes Bernard ten years later,
In 1854, he formed the Conservative Party,
and with his party in power, he became the attorney general. In 1864,
at the suggestion of George Brown, of a "Great Coalition" towards the
union of Canada, a conference was held at Charlottetown, Prince Edward
Island and further proposals at the Quebec Conference. At these
conferences, he was regarded as the leading delegate, and was knighted
for his work.
As the first prime minister of Canada, he added
Manitoba, Prince Edward Island, and British Columbia as provinces and
acquired the land of Alberta and Saskatchewan. He began the
Intercolonial Railway between the provinces of Quebec City and Halifax
and started planning for the Canadian Pacific Railway.
During his years of being prime minister, he faced
the Pacific Scandal in 1873, the Métis Uprising in 1885, and the
Manitoba Schools Questions, all of which were settled. He died soon
after winning the 1891 election.
If you would like more information, please visit <http://www.cbc.ca/greatest/top_ten/nominee/macdonald-john.html>.
Website Pick of the Month!
The Canadian Wartime Experience: The Documentary Legacy of Canada is Janauary's Website Pick of the Month.
"The Canadian Wartime Experience: The Documentary Legacy of Canada"
website of the University of Manitoba - Archives & Special
Collecctions located at <http://www.umanitoba.ca/libraries/units/archives/canada_war>.
The website offers different roles played by
Canadians from the Red River Resistance from 1869 to 1870 up to the
Vietnam War, 1957 to 1975.
The resources which have been placed on the website
come from the Archives and Special Collection which have been digitized
and placed under the headings of Red River Resistance (1869-1870); the
Boer War (1899-1902); World War I (1814-1918); World War II
(1939-1945); Korean War (1950-1953); and the Vietnam War (1959-1975).
The material on this website is for personal, educational and research purposes.
Please note that a link to the Mennonite Heritage Site <http://www.alternativeservice.ca> has been placed on this website and concerns the role of the Canadian conscientious objector to World War II.