FamilySearch has announced a milestone in its collection of Family History Books.
One hundred thousand books have now been scanned by the
partnership of the Family History Library, Allen County Public Library, and
several other important family history libraries in the world.
These books are online and available to search and use on the
FamilySearch.org website. You can reach the collection by clicking Search
and then Books or by simply clicking the link above.
The majority of the books online are family histories, with a
smaller portion made up of cemetery records, local and county histories,
genealogy magazines, and how-to-books, gazetteers, and medieval histories and
These valuable aids are viewed by
more than 100,000 people a month.
“Do you have a GPS system? Would you like to assist the Ontario Genealogical
Society and the Ontario Historical
Society in protecting Ontario’s cemeteries? If you do, then we have the job for
This is what you can do to help.
The Registrar of Cemeteries requires accurate location information to help identify
the cemeteries that are not registered. If you pass an entrance to a
cemetery in your travels, could you record the GPS location? We are asking you
to be especially mindful of the county and township where the cemetery is
located. Therefore, when you send the information to the Society, we kindly
request that you list the following information:
• The name of the Cemetery
• The County in which the cemetery is located, if known (i.e., Durham,
Niagara, Carleton etc.)
Some of our volunteers have advised us that they take the GPS readings at
the entrance of the cemetery as this provides the most accurate location
To date we know of 12 Riverside Cemeteries around the province, 48 St.
John’s Anglican Cemeteries and 11 Zion Cemeteries just to name a few. Don’t
worry if you find that a cemetery has been registered, someone else will have
the benefit of your work”.
Please visit our site - www.GenealogyCanada.com
There is lots of Canadian genealogy news to browse through, so please drop in for a spell.
There are also Canadian heritage and history news items, and the "Website of the Month" - always a surprise treat.
Thank you for dropping by - we appreciate your visits!!
Elizabeth Lapointe Research Services
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Looking for someone who came to the United States from Canada, or went to Canada from the U.S., the U.K., or Europe?
I specialize in cross-border migration, and offer many options in finding your family.
Booklet #1 - The War of 1812: Canada and the United States
The booklet, “The War of 1812: Canada and the United States”, gives a synopsis of the causes of the War, and details the battles that took place (who, where, and when), and which included British forces, Blacks, and Aboriginal warriors who fought on both sides of the conflict.
Booklet #2 – Migration: Canada and the United States
These headings offer good examples of those who came to Canada, or of Canadians who left for the U.S, and why. The booklet gives a synopsis of what records to look for, the books written on the subject, where to find online resources, and a bonus list of some famous Canadians who migrated to the U.S.