Oatman Family History This website is looking
for "Oatmans", and there is a free Internet monthly newsletter edited
by Chuck Oatman at <email@example.com>.
The page contains information about Johannes Outman, John Outman, George Outman, Daniel Oatman, Samuel Oatman, Benjamin Oatman, and Issac Oatman, and also refers to the Birdsall family tree and the Swinn home page.
The website is <http://firstname.lastname@example.org/oatman.html>.
Tighsolas/Nicholson Family Letters of Richmond, Quebec 1908-1913 Read the letters of this family who lived in Richmond from 1908 to 1913.
As the website says, "for those who love Canadian
history ... These letters, penned at such a pivotal time in history,
will be something of a revelation."
Letters from each of the 6 years are available to be
read and there are historical terms and the Tighsolas/Nicholson family
The website is <http://www.tighsolas.ca>.
Kelowna, British Columbia Celebrates Centennial
"Marking Our Past" is a city project in which the
city is installing 100 markers of 700 unmarked graves of the Pioneer
Section of the Kelowna Memorial Park Cemetery.
In order to reach the donation limit, people can
donate to the Kelowna City Hall, 1435 Water Street, Kelowna, BC V1Y
1J4. Or, if you are interested in giving help with keeping the
please contact Bob Hayes at <email@example.com>.
July 1 - Canada Day! Canada celebrates its 138 birthday on July 1st!
"The theme for the Canada Day noon show will be
Canada from East to West, which will focus on the 100th anniversaries
of Alberta and Saskatchewan, where their capital cities will each
present a free concert called Celebrate Canada Centennial Jam!," said
Liza Frulla, Minister of Canadian Heritage.
In addition, this is the Year of the Veteran and the
country's capitol region will celebrate with traditional
ceremonies, interactive games, exciting demonstratives, folklore
dances, traditional crafts, and evening concerts.
For additional information on Canada Day festivities
in Canada's Capital region, contact the National Capital Commission at
1-800-465-1867 or (613) 239-5000, drop by the Canada's
Infocentre at 90 Wellington Street across from Parliament Hill in Ottawa, or
visit their new official site at <www.canadascapital.gc.ca/canadaday>.
The day's celebrations ends with Fujifilm Canada Day Fireworks!
July 7 to July 17
Members of the Museum of Civilization will be in
attendance at the Canada Pavilion at the Calgary Stampede to answer
question about the <http://www.civilization.ca> website, the Canadian Museum of Civilization, and the Canadian War Museum.
To find out more about the visit, check the <http://calgarystampede.com>.
May 7, 2005 Onward
The new Canadian War Museum has received 125,000
visitors since it has opened the first weekend of May (this is the
average yearly attendance at the old museum) and is very good news for
To visit the museum in person or by the Internet, visit the website at <http://www.warmuseum.ca>.
July 1, 2005
The National Capital Commission has decided in
Ottawa that the small museum that it opened 5 years ago is no longer
The Canada and the World Pavilion, to showcase
Canadian accomplishments, hasn't drawn the number of visitors annually
as they thought it would, so it will close on the 16th of October of
If you wish to visit before it closes, it's located in
Rideau Falls Park, right across the street from Rideau Hall, home of
the goveror-general, and the location of Rideau Falls.
The website is <http://www.capcan.ca/international/home_e.asp>.
28 May, 2005
The Veterans Hall of Valour has opened in the old city hall in Carleton Place, Ontario, in May of this year.
The museum is full of veteran's stories of nearly
1,000 people of soldiers who served as far back as the Boer War, and
many more stories are sought through their website
July 28, 2005
This year marks the 250th anniversary of the Great
Upheaval - the deportation of Acadians which began September 5, 1755
and continued until 1762.
"Acadians never abandoned their dreams, their
ambitions, or their desire to build a better society. The Great
Upheaval is a testimony to their unwavering determination," said
Senator Pierette Ringuette, on behalf of Heritage Minister, Liza Frulla.
The social activities will take place in Grand
Pré, Nova Scotia and other communities in Atlantic Canada.
One such site is that of Grand Pré, Nova Scotia at <http://www.pc.gc.ca/lhn-nhs/ns/grandpre/index_e.asp>.
June 1, 2005
Steve Fossett, with a co-pilot, will cross the
Atlantic from St. John's, Newfoundland to Ireland this summer. He will
re-do the flight of John Alcock and Arthur Whitten-Brown, the two
aviators who flew the Vickers Vimy bomber 86 years ago. They stopped in
Ottawa at the National Aviation Museum before taking off for
If you are in Ottawa, look at the weather vane on
the Confederation Building and you will see a copy of Alcock and
Brown's plane there. Lindberg did not fly across the Atlantic
until 8 years later. He also came and visited Ottawa a few years later,
and there is a street named after him on the Ottawa Flying Club.
Visit their website and you can follow their fight through it at <http://www.stevefossett.com>.
Website Pick of the Month!
The Canadian Library Genie
The Canadian Library Genie now has a blog on helping genealogists find
out more about Canadian genealogical by simply logging on <http://www.canadianlibgenie.blogspot.com>.
So far, Librarians Helping Canadian Genealogists
Climb Family Trees has covered the Canadian Genealogical Centre,
Field of Stones & the Ships List Updates, Global Genealogical: A
Little Closer to Home, St. Alban's List: U.S. Ports of Entry in
Canada, Database of Canadians Who Served in the American Civil War,
Some Canadian Cementary Postings and the latest posting, Researching
Canada's Home Children.
A lot more will be posted in the months ahead so keep ahead on Canadian postings on the web.