Monday, February 4, 2013

1,000 Posts Today!

Well, it hard to believe, but thanks to you, my readers from all over the world, I have reached my 1,000 posts today!

By far the most response that I have ever received was the post about the 1921 Canada Census on May 30, 2012 at

There are lots of exciting things that are going to take place this year on the blog - so stay tuned!


New/Updated Websites, Blogs, and Newspaper Articles - 04 February 2013

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 –


BC Archives - Genealogy Indexes to births (1854-1903), marriages (1872-1936), deaths (1872-1991), colonial marriages (1859-1872) and baptisms (1836-1888). I had the occasion to use this index again this week, and wanted to remind you that British Columbia Achives has a good website with many resources.


Twisted Twigs On Gnarled Branches Read about Deidre Erin ancestors as they came on immigrant ships to North America, and how she is applying to the Canadian Unite Empire Loyalist Association.

Newspaper Articles

100 Letter Cornwall Competition – Donna Robinson of Cornwall Ontario – January 28, 2013 The Free News of Cornwall, Ontario tells the story of a girl who has lived in both Cornwall and Alexandria during her childhood, and what the two communities meant to her, and her genealogy.

Bowmansville church celebrates expansion Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Church in Bowmanville is expanding its genealogical office to service its area.

Still going strong West Lorne Women’s Institute has just celebrated its 100th anniversary last week as the writer of the Treedsmuir Histories. The Ontario Genealogical Society began digitizing the Tweedsmuir History Collection in 2009.

Unexpected Surprises See how Tammy Tipler-Priolo orders the genealogical and history books she uses from the Internert.

OGS celebrates 30 years in Simcoe County Read about the great celebration that Simcoe County Branch is planning for its 30th Anniversary on Feb 2nd.

Outside agencies may have to brace for funding cuts St. Lawrence Genealogy Centre is asking town council for $12,000 that the council may have a hard in granting.
Test your knowledge of the penny before its Monday demise Did you win?

Read about the history of the penny in Canada since it was first introduced in 1870 at

Look for more posts on websites, blogs, and newspaper articles next Monday February 11th.