Ancestors in the Attic - (News Story)
A news story about the latest ancestry program on television's Canadian History Channel this fall.
New Canadian Genealogy Column a Success - (News Story)
A news story about genealogist columnist Diana Lynn Tibert and her new column in The Daily News, a Halifax newspaper.
Canadian Genealogical Publisher Launches New Magazine - (News Story)
A news story on Canada's newest magazine, Internet Genealogy.
"Ancestry Goes Canadian, Eh?"
Be sure to read my article on page 48 in the May issue of Internet Genealogy magazine <http://www.internet-genealogy.com> - a new publication by Mooreshead Magazines, headquartered in Toronto.
Obituary - Angus Baxter (June 8, 1912-Sept. 26, 2005)
Another great Canadian genealogist—known to the world through the books he wrote on the subject—has died.
Born in England towards the end of World War I,
Angus Baxter had a varied life, emigrating to Canada in 1953, where he
worked at the National Gift Show in Toronto, after a career in the British military.
After he retired, he wrote such genealogy guide books as:
- In Search of Your Canadian Roots: Tracing Your Family Tree In Canada
- In Search of your German Roots: A Complete Guide to Tracing Your Ancestors
- In Search of Your British & Irish Roots: A Complete Guide to Tracing Your English, Welsh, Scottish & Irish Ancestors
- In Search of Your European Roots: A Complete Guide to Tracing Your Ancestors in Every Country in Europe
His obituary was published in the Globe and Mail, October 1, 2005.
Buckingham, Quebec Reunion
Join people who will celebrate their ancestors who
settled in the Mayo/Thurso/Buckingam area of Quebec in the 1800s with a
reunion to be held August 4 to August 7th, 2006.
The reunion will be held at the Hill and Gully
Riders Club at Lac La Blanche (Mayo) and some of the activities will
include a pancake breakfast, music, dinner, a Mass, and genealogy
For information, go to <http://www.irishcanadiansettlers.myevent.com> or contact Carol Truesdell at <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
"Moving Here, Staying Here: The Canadian Immigration Experience"
This online exhibition recounts the stories of
immigration to Canada from the early 19th century to the start of the
Second World War.
Individuas immigrants may be traced through
databases of frequently used immigration documents, such as passenger
lists and land grants.
The site is scheduled to be onsite this March. The website address will be <http://www.collectionscanada.ca/immigrants>.
Commonwealth Day - March 13
It is a day of observance by close to one billion persons throughout the Commonwealth.
It was suggested by the Canadian government of
Pierre Elliot Trudeau in 1973 and in 1977, adopted by senior officials
in Canberra in May, 1976, and agreed the second Monday in March be set
as Commonwealth Day.
The theme for the day is "Health and Vitality - The Commonwealth Challenge."
The website is <http://www.commonwealthday.com>.
PE.I. Announces four buildings as Heritage Places
The Elmira Railway Museum, The Cannery at Basin Head
Fisheries Museum, the Orwell School, and the Orwell Church at Orwell
Corner Historic Village.
The Elmira Railway museum was built in 1911 at
the eastern terminus, and since 1995 has acted as the province's
railway museum. The Cannery at Basin Head was built in 1941 and canned
lobster. It is the "rare example of an industrial building dedicated to
the fishing industry," says the press release, and there are very few
The Orwell School was built in 1895, is a good
example of classic one-room school architecture, and was used until
1968. The Orwell Church was built in 1861, and services were held there
The goal of the designation is to preserve and
protect the places that stand as the most important symbols of the
history of Prince Edward Island. Seventeen properties have been
designated under the provincial legislation.
The website is at <http://www.gov.pe.ca/peihl>.
Acadien Historic Village to Receive Irving Service Station
The Village Historique Acadien (VHA), in
co-operation with the town of Caraque, will install a 1934 garage
donated by Irving Oil on May 1, 2006. It will be installed in Phase II
of the project, which recreates the life of a Maritime Acadian
community at the turn of the 20th century.
The Village Historique Acadien is a historical
site that recreates the customs and cultural of Acadian communities
after the deportation of 1755. The original site, opened in 1976, spans
the period from 1770 to the 1980s. It includes about 40 buildings, most
of which are originals which were transported to the site from their
The website was <http://www.villagehistoriqueacadien.com>.
Website Pick of the Month!
Swedes in Canada
As they say in their website, "Very little research
has been undertaken so far about the history of Swedes in Canada," and
this website <http://www.swedesincanada.ca> takes aim at solving this problem.
The Lakehead Social History Institute had taken up
the lead in doing the history and has designated Elinor Berglund Barr,
who is an Associate of the Lakehead Social History Institute, as
researcher and writer. Her research and book will cover the past
century and a quarter hundred thousand Swedish immigrants who mainly settled in Western Canada.
The Swedes in Canada Project 2002-2007, on their
website, has newsletters, more information about the project,
"fascinating facts", how to order publications, and how to contact them.
If you are Swedish, you can fill out a short
questionnaire on site, or get in touch with Elinor Berglund Barr at <barr@swedesincanada>.
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