Showing posts with label 1871 Canada. Show all posts
Showing posts with label 1871 Canada. Show all posts

Monday, December 12, 2011

New/Improved Canadian Websites and Blogs Week 15

Here are some of the websites and blogs that I have come across the week ending December 12, 2011

Leger Genealogy/Généalogie des Léger (French/English) It includes an index of the names of the Leger family, and the index of where they were/are located.

Acadian and Maritimes Obituaries "The Acadian Genealogy Corner" As the website says, "This site is dedicated to collect, share and preserve obituaries from Maritime newspapers and others that contain Acadian obituaries".

OntarioGenealogist The author of AlmostDunnGenealogy, she is updatimng the wiki of Halton County, Ontario,_Ontario, and she is a volunteer with the Automated Geneaolgy website at

Ottawa Valley Irish: A family history weblog and genealogy database Irish and French Canadian families in the Ottawa Valley area, including the Morans of Huntley township; the Laheys and Killeens of March township; the McGlades of Perth; the McCarthys of Kitley township; and the Derouins of Otter Lake.

Canada Germany Migration A very interesting webpage, beginning with the first wave of 1750 to 1752.

An American Adventure - Gray Family Family history of John Edward Gray and family, 1908 from England to Victoria.

Cornelius John Soule: Architect/Photographer The site says that "This site is mainly about Cornelius .. his life, projects, travels and family".

Sessional Papers/Parliamentary Papers:Canadian Pacific Railway From Government of Canada Sessional Papers 48 Victoria 1885 (25), p.11 which shows the employee's monthly pay, term of service, and the cause of removal.

Local History and Genealogy This is a blog which is posted on a regular basis to by the staff of Toronto Public Library staff. The latest blog is on James Esson, Photographer – 1853 -1933.

The MIERAU Family Home Page The author says that their ancestry goes back to "My ancestry ties back to a Peter Mierau, born 1810. Some of his siblings moved to Nebraska. Some of those Nebraska descendants eventually landed up in Langham, Saskatchewan".

Next Monday: I will give my Book Picks for 2011!

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Ottawa Valley Irish Blog

Michael McBane the author of the blog "Ottawa Valley Irish: A family history weblog & genealogy database" has said that he is working on a book on the missionaries of the Ottawa Valley and the Pontiac on the Quebec side.

He provides a partial list of Roman Catholic Missionaries served the Pontiac County area in the mid-nineteenth century such as -

1836-1838 Rev Pascal Brunet, curé Montebello/Wm Cannon, vicaire à Bytown
1836-1838 F.L. de Bellefeuille, S.S. Montréal/J.B. Dupuis, Evêché Montréal

To see the rest of the list, go to

The website is at

Friday, October 14, 2011

Women's History Month

October is Women's History Month in Canada.

October was proclaimed in Canada in 1992, and this year it "recognizes women's invaluable contributions to the military in Canada over the years".

To see their website, please go to

Thursday, October 13, 2011

1st Annual Genealogy Fair!

Here is a press release sent by the Kitchener Public Library -

"You’ve discovered Bob’s your uncle….Now what?!

Kitchener Public Library will be holding its first annual Genealogy Fair on Saturday, October 29th from 9:30 am to 3:30 pm. This free event will be held in Kitchener’s City Hall Rotunda at 200 King Street West. Genealogy enthusiasts from both near and far are welcome!

Speakers and workshops are scheduled throughout the day, suitable for both beginner and seasoned researchers. Exhibits will include local area archives, libraries and museums, as well as vendors of specialized genealogy products and services".

For more information, please go to

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

War of 1812 Events Planned

The government has announced that October 2012 will be designated as a month of commemoration of the heroes, and key battles of the War of 1812.

In addition, the government will support the following -

a pan-Canadian educational campaign focused on the importance of the War of 1812 to Canada's history

support for up to 100 historical re-enactments, commemorations, and local events

a permanent 1812 memorial located in the National Capital Region

interactive tours, six exhibits, and improvements to three national historic sites across the country

investments in infrastructure at key 1812 battle sites, such as Fort Mississauga and Fort York, Ontario

celebrating and honouring the links that many of our current militia regiments in Ontario, Quebec, and Atlantic Canada have to the War of 1812

For more information, go to