Monday, November 19, 2012

FREE Public Lecture - Institut généalogique Drouin

On Saturday, December 8th, there will be a FREE public lecture on “An Insider's View of the Institut généalogique Drouin” which will be given by Sébastien Robert, vice-president at the Institut généalogique Drouin.

He will provide a unique opportunity to learn from an insider what the Drouin records offer family historians.

The lecture will be from 10:30 am to 12:00 pm at the Briarwood Presbyterian Church Hall, 70 Beaconsfield Blvd., Beaconsfield, QC H9W 3Z3, and is sponsored by the Quebec Family History Society.

Members and non-members are invited to attend and stay afterward for refreshments and conversation

You can visit the website by going to

You can also visit the Institut généalogique Drouin at It is both in French and English.

And, of course, has the complete Drouin Collection on their searchable database.

New/Updated Websites, Blogs, and Articles – 19 November 2012

Here are some websites, blogs, and articles that I have come across the past week that were of interest to me, and I thought you might be interested in them, too –

Cemeteries There are over 60,000 people interred in Edmonton Municipal Cemeteries which can be searched online. It has the name of the cemetery, the burial date and the lot, plot and block of the plot.

Rice Genealogy This appears to be a new site, but it does give the names of some of the churches in Annapolis County, Nova Scotia.

This old house The Guardian, a newspaper in Price Edward Island, has a story about Tony Gallant, a photographer from Brockton in West Prince, Prince Edward Island, who is taking pictures of abandoned houses, outbuildings and other structures on the Island. He is putting them on his Facebook page at

Canadian Motorcycle Hall of Fame If you know that your relative is/was involved with motorcycles, here is a site which you can check through the Hall of Fame for the years 2006 up to 2010 to see a picture of each member of the Hall of Fame, and a biography.

Jordan tree on its way to Boston for Christmas This year , Nova Scotia has chosen a tree from a village close to Shelburne (my home town) to send to Boston as the provinces Christmas Tree reports the local newspaper - The Shelburne County Coast Guard.

Vandalizing war memorials won’t be tolerated: Feds The Ottawa Sun is reporting that the government is about to toughen the laws which guards against defacing war memorials and cenotaphs in Canada.

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