FamilySearch posted this notice on their blog Mar 6th –
“The Granite Mountain Vault will be shifting a large amount of films into their newly renovated space. This entails moving half a million rolls of film, and numerous cabinets of fiche and digital media. Since it will be risky to pull items during this time, the Family History Library will not be able to order microfiche or any microfilms above 1,881, 705. Film and fiche with numbers less than 1,881,704 and lower can still be ordered.
This move is scheduled for early April of 2014 and will last about two weeks. Another update will be posted as soon as we have more information.
You can now search our Family History Collection at VITA
The entire Periodical Collection is easier to search. They have now been able to provide more info for their Branch Newsletters, i.e., location information for branch libraries and contact information.
They have had the Mystery Photos site on their OGS Old Photos flickr site for a while, and now they have moved them over to the new VITA site and have them all accessible in one place.
WWI Memorial Wall
I know that the OGS has wanted to do something like this for a number of years. If you have a WWI vet in your family and you would like to share their photo and a bit about their life, the OGS would be honoured to include your WWI vet on our Memorial Wall.
Where are your Ontario Roots?
This is brand new for OGS, an interactive feature where you can share a bit of history about your family and your Ontario roots! You will find this located on the top right hand corner of the page.
Editor’s Note: Your editor has used this new service and has found it to be very good. I had a series of surnames, and place names that I wanted to check, and the search feature worked very fast and was complete. Have you tried it yet? How did you find it? Was it a good finding research tool, or could it be improved?
There will be an upcoming event at the Lillian H. Smith Library at 239 College Street Toronto called A Kensington Market Childhood on March 20th, 2014 at 6:30 pm.
Leslie McGrath, Head, Osborne Collection of Early Children’s Books will present a talk on the programs for children run by the Toronto Public Library from Boys and Girls House on St. George St., and Lillian Butovsky will talk about growing up above the family grocery store at 45 Bellevue Avenue, the youngest child and only daughter of Joe and Sadie Winemaker. Lillian will share memories of growing up in Kensington Market with her five older brothers in the 1940s.
The Toronto Public Library has an on-going series of lectures Finding Your Roots at the Library, as well as Grace: A Teacher’s Life, One Room Schools, and a Century of Change in Ontario on March 19th, 2014 at 7:30 p.m. at the North York Central Library, Room 1.
Join Millie Morton as she talks about her book. Hear about how it was to grow up on a farm, teach in one-room schools, and live in small rural Ontario communities
New Montcalm videoconferencing activity - Quebec High School students virtually visit the Plains of Abraham http://www.digitaljournal.com/pr/1757631
Here is a new way to learn history. The National Battlefields Commission has produced new video called Montcalm, an interactive way to learn about the history of the siege of Québec and the battles of the Plains of Abraham.
March 8th is International Women’s Day in Canada , and this year, the theme of the day is Strong Women. Strong Canada. Canadian Women – Creating Jobs One Business at a time.
Some facts about women and business in Canada are –
According to the BMO Financial Group, women-owned businesses currently employ over 1.5 million Canadians. The same study indicated that 71% of Canadian women would like to start their own business
Each year, March 8 and the week of March 8 provide an opportunity to take stock of our progress towards gender equality of women in Canada. We honour the contributions women have made and are making — both in Canada and around the world.
Reminder: Check the Canadian Week in Review next Monday for the latest in Genealogy, Heritage, and History news in Canada. It’s the ONLY news blog of its kind in country! The next post will be on 10 Match 2014.
The Elmsdale and Area Historical Society, located in the northwest corner on the province, has produced an Update to its book Goin' to the Corner Volume 2: An Update
A printed copy of the Update has been placed with the Alberton Museum; The MacNaught History Centre and Archives, Summerside; the Public Archives of PEI; and the UPEI Library. It includes a CD which has all the material in the Update on it. The Update covers errata in the book, new material that has been received by the committee over the past three years, plus material from new sources that have become available in the last three years (e.g 1921 Canadian census, 1940 US census, PEI marriage and death records, and recent obituaries). Copies can be made of the CD at those four locations.
Or if people prefer, they can email send an to email@example.com and John can email a copy of the material in the Update. The Update also includes an Index to the Names in the Update plus an Index to the Names in Volume 1.
Copies of Volume 2 are still available for $40.00 from members of the Elmsdale and Area Historical Society (plus shipping) and from Bookmark in Charlottetown, the MacNaught History Centre and Archives in Summerside, Pridham's VandS in Alberton, Elmsdale Corner Gas and Convenience Store in Elmsdale and from the Alberton Museum (when it is open in the summertime).
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Booklet #2 – Migration: Canada and the United States
These headings offer good examples of those who came to Canada, or of Canadians who left for the U.S, and why. The booklet gives a synopsis of what records to look for, the books written on the subject, where to find online resources, and a bonus list of some famous Canadians who migrated to the U.S.