Friday, February 15, 2013

Genealogy Fair

There will be a Genealogy Fair at the London Public Library, Westmount Branch, 3200 Wonderland Rd. S. London from Saturday, 16 Feb 2013 from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm.

The Westmount Branch is planning a Genealogy Fair in honour of Heritage Week. For details, please check with staff .

No Registration Required

Feel free to drop in anytime during the day.

The web site for information is at

New Brunswick Genealogy Society Has a New Website

This bit of news slipped by me, and I hadn’t noticed that the New Brunswick Genealogical Society has a new web site.

They offer FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQ's) which answers all the questions that you have about the NBGS.

They also have some interesting online indexes like the First Families Index.

The daughter of my 4x great grandfather Andrew BARCLAY (a Loyalist in Shelburne, Nova Scotia), whose name was Jane BARCLAY, married Dr. John Boyd, and they moved to Saint John, New Bruswick shortly after they were married. Both of their name are included in the “First Families Index" of surnames containing 104,626 entries. What a resourse!

They also have area death records online, surname research that is being conducted, information about their newsletter Generations, and a Forum that covers Home Children.

Go to the new web site at

If you want to do some research in New Brunswick records, I would suggest that you combine this site with the New Brunswick Archives web site at where you can search 3,048,551 names from 30 databases!

Summer Day Camps

We are starting to think of summer already, and summer camps.

There will be a summer camp for children ages 6 to 10, and the Canadian Museum of Civilization will challenge your child’s imagination with a week of fun and learning — in a bilingual environment.

The camp will be held from

July 15 to 19, 2013

July 22 to 26, 2013

August 12 to 16, 2013

August 19 to 23, 2013

The fee is $250 for non-members, and $225 for museum members.

Registration starts on February 18 at 9 a.m

For information, you can call 819-776-7014, or you can go to