Monday, April 8, 2013

FamilySearch UPDATE: Quebec Notarial Records, 1800-1900

FamilySearch has just announced that they have added 42,917 images to the Quebec Notarial Records, 1800-1900.

You can search the following judicial districts in Quebec -














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New/Updated Canadian Websites, Blogs, Facebook, and Newspaper Articles – 08 April 2013

I have come across the following Canadian 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 –


Marianne Perry Family history was the fuel that pushed Marianne to write a novel called The Inheritance. She said she had always wanted to write “ about family dynamics and genealogical research helped me develop realistic characters confronting relevant issues in an authentic setting for my book”. Her family was from Palermo, Sicily, and they came to Canada in the early 1900s.


Marianne Perry Blog Marianne also has a blog where she talks about genealogy, and travel.

Facebook - Video – You Tube

There is an interview on YouTube with the Chief Operating Officer Yuval Ben-Galim of MyHeritage which was conducted be James Tanner at RootsTech 2013. They discuss the new programs that MyHeritage has announced at RootsTeck 2013.

Newspaper Articles

Photography project preserves Prairie relics, religious history Canadian University Press reports that people are putting more than a 1,000 rural Ukrainian and Russian Orthodox Churches in Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Manitoba online.

Led by history professor John-Paul Himka, historian Frances Swyripa and ethnographer Natalie Kononenko, the project has been named Sanctuary.

City eyeing new heritage preservation areas The City of New Westminster is thinking about turning parts of the old city into heritage conservation areas.

The area being considered are the Bent Court (uptown), Ash/Gloucester (Brow of the Hill), Wood Street (Queensborough) and Manitoba/Peele Street (Queen's Park) neighbourhoods.

Bayview Secondary presents first history symposium: Richmond Hill students' research projects on display
Last Thursday, Grade 12 International Baccalaureate (IB) students at Bayview Secondary School held their first-ever history symposium to display their months-long research projects on Canadian history.

Canada to Lead the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance The newspaper reports that Canada is the Chair of the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA).
As the Chair, Canada is committed to an ambitious campaign to raise Holocaust awareness and fight anti-semitism at home and abroad. Canada will host a major IHRA conference in October in Toronto.

A Brief History of Canada and the Holocaust
Pictures and Story of the Week

The Library and Archives Canada says that the earliest Scots began arriving to Canada as early as the early seventeenth century. Sir William Alexander obtained permission from King James I to establish a Scottish settlement in 1622 named New Scotland or Nova Scotia.

As the third-largest ethnic group in Canada, there is a website called Clans And Scottish Societies Of Canada at

There are over 30 clans, societies, and festivals in Canada, and they list the members, and the events that are being held each year.

And the Herald Scotland newspaper reported that 8000 ran through Central Park in New York as US and Canada mark Tartan Day (April 6th). The story is in the Herald Scotland at

One of the places in Canada that I always check for my Scottish ancestors is Electric Scotland at There is everything Scottish at this site from history, tartans, clans and families, and much, much more.

Look for more articles next Monday April 15th.