Special Note: Charlottetown is 150 years old next year To help the city celebrate
its anniversary, "The Old Protestant Burying Ground Committee" (OPBG)
is hoping to publish a book on the burying ground and its history.
The committee would be interested in
receiving a page on any family whose ancestors are interred in
This information should be sent to George Wright at <email@example.com> or to George Wright, 205 Mt. Edward Road, Charlottetown, PE C1A 5T1
Submissions should be received no later than 15 November, 2004.
22-24 October, 2004 - 2004 Saskatchewan Genealogy Society (SGS) The Moose Jaw Branch of
the SGS will hold its annual seminar at the Heritage Inn, 1590 Main
Street North, Moose Jaw, SK on the weekend of 22 to the 24 of October.
Under the title of "Fruit of the Vine", guest
speakers will be Dave Obee, Bill Barry, Dr. Alan Anderson, and
Blanche Fleming. There will be a marketplace, and the Interlink Book
Store will also be there.
Complete the registration form and mail to the Moose
Jaw Genealogy Society, 2004 Seminar, P.O. Box 2152, Moose Jaw, SK S6H
The website is <http://www.rootsweb.com/~skmjbsgs/index.htm>.
14-16 October, 2004 - Bruce and Grey Branch, Ontario Genealogical Society Fall Event The Annual Fall Event of
the Bruce & Grey Branch of the Ontario Genealogical Society will be
held on the 3rd weekend in October at the Grey Roots Heritage Centre,
County Archives, and on the 16th at the Durham Memorial Arena with
guest speaker, Richard M. Doherty.
There is a $30.00 registration before 10th of October, and $35.00 at the door.
Mail registration to Kathleen Szakall, P.O. Box 66, Owen Sound, ON N4K 5P1.
Their website is <http://www.bmts.com/~bgogs/>.
01/02 October, 2004 - Northern New York American-Canadian Genealogical Society's Annual Meeting The 22nd annual meeting of
the Northern New York American-Canadian Genealogical Society will be
held on the weekend of the first and second of October in the 2nd floor
conference room of the Keesville Community Centre.
Key speakers will be Maxine Getty, who will be
talking about "A Lady in Mourning - A 19th Century Impression of Life
in the Midst of Death," and David Getty, whose topic will be "The
Highlinders: 79th Regiment-NYS Militia Volunteers."
The library is open for research on Sunday, 03
October by request, and the registration is $10.00 US (Single) and
$15.00 US (Couple).
Contact them on this at (518) 563-5709, or e-mail them at <firstname.lastname@example.org>. The website is <http://www.nnyacgs.org/Enter/>.
01 October, 2004 - Meeting Place Amended
reported in last month's news on 04 September, 2004, the place of
the British Home Children and Descendants Association 2nd Annual
Reunion has been changed from the Church Hall of the Jesus Christ of
Latter-day Saints on 148 Evergreen Drive in Truro to the Bible Hill
Junior High School on 71 College Road, Truro. Registration time stays
the same of between 9:00 a.m. and 10:00 a.m.
01 October, 2004 - Post-1901 Canadian Census Report For those who are
interested in the progress of the special committee formed to fight the
closure of census records past the 1901 federal census release, go to
<http://globalgenealogy.com/census/> to read the latest news.
As parliament prepares to sit in the fall, Gordon
Watts is hurrying to get as many petitions as possible into the members
of parliament to show how displeased genealogists and historians are
around the world that the census is not being released after the usual
92 year embargo.
If you want to start a petition in your area, contact Gordon at <email@example.com>.
01 October, 2004 - ArchivesCanada.ca Tells Canada's Story Archives Canada at <http://www.archivescanada.ca> is an official archives portal which introduces people to over 800 repositories across Canada.
The site features a search engine to archival
holdings across Canada, access to provincial and territorial archives
and digitized photos of maps, documents, and online exhibits.
01 October, 2004 - Quebec Anglophone Heritage Network (QAHN) News
The Quebec Anglophone Heritage Network Listserv is now back online after having been offline for a while.
Since the e-mail was automatically sent to all of
those who were originally on the listserv, and if they wish to now be
off the listserv, they can simply send an 'unsubscribe' message to the
If you haven't been on the service before and now would like to join, you can get in touch with QAHN at <http://www.qahn.org>.
Special Note: October is Women's History Month in Canada This year's theme
is "Yes, Women are Persons!", in commemoration of an event which took
place 75 years ago when five women from Canada took their case of women
not being allowed in the Senate of Canada to the Judicial Committee of
the Privy Council in London, England, which, at that time, was the
highest Court of Appeals for Canada. It was there that both men and
women were declared "persons."
October was designated as Women's History Month in
Canada in 1992 by the Government of Canada. Please go to <http://www.swc-cfc.gc.ca/dates/whm/index_e.html> to see a list of events, products, and information on Women's History Month.
Also, the Famous 5 Foundation website at <http://www.famous5.org>
has a depiction of the statue of the five women as they sit on
Parliament Hill. The Library and Archives of Canada has a virtual
exhibition of the "Famous Five" on its website at <http://www.collectionscanada.ca/05/0530/053001_e.html>
in which "The 'Persons' Case of 1927-1929", "Correspondence and
the Official Documents" are displayed, and where "Suggested Reading"
and "The Impact of the Case" are discussed. The five women were: Emily Murphy, Henrietta Muir Edwards, Nellie McLung, Louise Mckinney, and Irene Parlby.
15-16 October, 2004 Conference of Women's History Network of British Columbia
"Exploring Ideas About Home and Place in B.C.
Women's History" is the theme of the 2004 conference to be held
at the Mary Winspear Centre in Sidney, British Columbia. Please
go to the website at <http://www.members.shaw.ca/whnbc> to register.
"Women of the Tynemouth" - Women sent to Victoria in
1862 to "tame" the West is the theme of one of the speeches at the
event, as well as "Woman's Work in British Columbia's Company Towns."
A panel discussion on "Getting Our Words Out", a
how-to on writing women's history for publication, will be held.
For information, please write to <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
16 October, 2004 - Two Solitudes: French/English Perspectives of Quebec History
A Fall Workshop on the Quebec History, especially the 1837-1838
Rebellions, the evolution of Responsible Government and the birth of
Confederation will be held on 16 October, 2004 at College Maisonneuve
For information, contact QAHN at (819) 564-9595 or toll-free in Quebec 1-877-964-0409. Their website is <http://www.qahn.org>.
01 October, 2004 - Researcher Looking For Mount Sinai Sanatorium Material
Valerie Minnett, a researcher, is looking for material such as
photographs, diaries, letters, objects, and memorabilia from the Mount
Sinai Sanatoruim to be sent to her as part of a history of tuberculosis
in Montreal and the Laurentians.
You may contact her at <email@example.com> or call her at (514) 807-5851.
Website Pick of the Month!
<AutomatedGenealogy.com> is October's Website Pick of the Month.
The website produces a free, online index to the 1901 Census of Canada
and the 1906 Census of the Northwest Provinces.
Over 80% of the census has been indexed, and over
2,000,000 lines have been transcribed from the original census. Both
the provinces of Nova Scotia and New Brunswick have been completed.
There is a National Surname Index onsite, and once
the search is complete, you will be presented with the surname and
given names of the person, their age, the province in which they lived,
when the census was taken, the district, the subsdistrict, the
subdistrict number, the page, and the line in the census on which their
One can then access the online Canadian Genealogy Centre at <http://www.genealogy.gc.ca/>
and click "Databases" and find read their instructions on the 1901
Canadian Census on how to order the microfilm of the district you wish