Monday, February 25, 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 –
Black History Month www.cic.gc.ca/english/multiculturalism/black/index.asp I gone to this website quite a bit over the past month because February is Black History Month, and I specially liked the Key Historic Events, and Games and Quizzes.
Antiquated Canada: A Canadian history blog http://antiquatedcanada.com/category/everyday-life Read the short stories set in Toronto`s post-war Polish immigrant community
OurDigitalWorld www.facebook.com/OurDigitalWorld OurDigitalWorld has a Facebook page, and it is interesting reading for a genealogist. See what they have to say about the Newmarket Public Library and Whitby Public Library newspaper projects.
P.E.I.'s Province House on track for Confederation celebration
Repairs to historic building total about $2M www.cbc.ca/news/canada/prince-edward-island/story/2013/02/21/pei-province-house-reno-584.html The CBC News has the story of the PEI Province House is getting ready for the 150th anniversary of the Charlottetown Conference.
Native group wins heritage award www.cbc.ca/news/canada/prince-edward-island/story/2013/02/22/pei-church-heritage-lennox-island-584.html Click on to the video and see how a group from Lennox Island First Nation in PEI has won a provincial heritage award for its repairs and renovation of a 19th-century church.
African history is Canadian history www.wellandtribune.ca/2013/02/22/african-history-is-canadian-history Read how the Welland Heritage Council and Multicultural Centre held a celebration on Friday, marking Black History Month.
Headstone inscription puts spotlight on municipal bylaw www.parisstaronline.com/2013/02/20/headstone-inscription-puts-spotlight-on-municipal-bylaw See how one city in Brant County, Ontario is dealing with the Korean tradition of putting genealogy on the rear of tombstones.
Falls honeymoon registries going digital www.wellandtribune.ca/2013/02/20/falls-honeymoon-registries-going-digital If Ancestry.ca doesn't do it, then the Niagara Falls Tourism in Niagara Falls, Ontario will make available their honeymoon registry which date back to 1949. Niagara Falls Tourism hopes to digitize the records and make the database available to the public
Rental fees for Library and Archives building threaten to freeze out community groups www.ottawacitizen.com/entertainment/Rental+fees+Library+Archives+building+threaten+freeze+community+groups/7973170/story.html#ixzz2LoghbjU8 More and higher fees mean bad news for genealogical groups in Ottawa.
Six Nations plans 'more than a library' www.brantfordexpositor.ca/2013/02/14/six-nations-plans-more-than-a-library The Six Nations in Brant County, Ontario plans a $15-million facility that will be far more than a place to check out books – it will be the hone to a genealogy centre.