I have come across the following websites, blogs, Facebook, and newspaper articles this past week that were of interest to me, and I thought you might be interested in them, too –
Alberta Genealogy Research "The Recents" www.albertagenealogy-research.ca Indexes of births, marriages, deaths, articles, lists and other information from newspapers across Alberta. The latest is index is from the Edmonton Journal Index 1950-2002
KINGSHOTT GENEALOGY Apparently, there is quite a large concentration of Kingshotts in Canada - in Ontario. To see the families, go to www.kingshottgenealogy.co.uk/Pages/Canada.aspx
The Genealogy and History newsletter www.reginalibrary.ca/blogs/index.php?blog=7&title=upcoming_regina_branch_sgs_february_meet&more=1&c=1&tb=1&pb=1 This blog posts things that are going on in Saskatchewan, as well as the Prairie History Collection, and the Regina Public Library's photos.
Alberta Genealogical Society Conference 2013 http://agsconference2013.blogspot.ca The registration has just opened for the conference to be held from April 19th and 21st.
The speakers will be Stephen C. Young, Lisa Louise Cooke, Dave Obee, Pat Ryan, Deanna Bullock, Lyn Meehan, John Althouse, and Alison Freake.
Sudbury Branch launches facebook Group NEW!
Sudbury District Branch launched a Facebook Group this week. They're hoping it will be an active group, drawing members from well beyond the Sudbury District. They will be encouraging folks to share stories, ask/answer questions, post photos, let them know of branch events. Visit the branch on facebook www.facebook.com/groups/526081304080317
Niagara Peninsula Branch of the Ontario Genealogical Society www.facebook.com/NPBOGS Keep in touch with the Niagara Peninsula Branch on their Facebook page.
Family Day history event slated for South Peace Archives www.dailyheraldtribune.com/2013/02/13/family-day-history-event-slated-for-south-peace-archives The South Peace Regional Archives (SPRA), along with the Grande Prairie and District Branch of the Alberta Genealogical Society, will host a family history day event on holiday Monday to help people trace their family tree on February 21st.
CEMETERY: Frustration grows over dealing with discovery of human remains http://www.chathamdailynews.ca/2013/02/10/frustration-grows-over-dealing-with-discovery-of-human-remains Read how the OGS Secretary Bob Crawford was asked for his comments by the Chatham Daily News on finding human remains when a house was being renovated.
Genealogy group eyeing new home in library basement www.cornwallseawaynews.com/News/2013-02-11/article-3175111/Genealogy-group-eyeing-new-home-in-library-basement/1 La Généalogie et archives Saint-Laurent (GASL) must move to a new location, and they think that they have discovered the perfect place ...
Canadian man's Black Loyalist heritage leads him to Africa www.cbc.ca/news/canada/nova-scotia/story/2013/02/13/ns-black-loyalist-heritage.html A video tell the story of a man called John Hamilton who came to Nova Scotia as a free Black Loyalist, and later went to Sierra Leone, Africa.
Look for more articles about new/improved Blogs, Websites, Facebook, and Newspaper Articles next Monday February 25th.