I have come across the following websites, blogs, and newspaper articles this past week that were of interest to me, and I thought you might be interested in them, too –
Name Our Newsletter!
The Saskatoon Heritage Society wants you to send in names for their newsletter. Their website is at www.saskatoonheritage.ca
Former Bay boy has tenuous claim to non-existent Irish throne
http://www.capebretonpost.com/Opinion/Columns/2012-12-29/article-3148319/Former-Bay-boy-has-tenuous-claim-to-nonexistent-Irish-throne/1 A delightful story about a newspaper man from Cape Breton (Nova Scotia) who previously had no interest in family history, until ...
Long-time Whitby archivist Brian Winter retires www.durhamregion.com/news/article/1555787--long-time-whitby-archivist-brian-winter-retires A reporter for the Durham Region.com online newspaper sat down with the now retired Archivist Brian Winter and talks about the Whitby Archives.
Crossfield library becomes part of Marigold Library System www.rockyviewweekly.com/article/20121231/RVW0302/312319993/crossfield-library-becomes-part-of-marigold-library-system The Crossfield Library just joined the Marigold Library System after they heard from their patrons who wanted more access to electronic resources, eg e-Books on genealogy, heritage, and history.
Southwestern Quebec Genealogical Resources Huntingdon County and the Seigniories of Chateauguay and Beauharnois www.swquebec.ca/default.html I just came across this site the other day, and it includes “a growing database containing the detailed content of over 57,000 19th century birth, marriage and death records from the Protestant churches in the region; current and outdated maps and place-names; an index to our complete copy of Sellar's Notes of Conversations with First Settlers; some 100 descendant trees of 19th century settlers as detailed by your distant cousins; many other resources, and links to web-sites all focused upon this unusual Anglo-Quebec region in Southwestern Quebec”. A very good site!