Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario and its archives has just announced the public launch of their latest digital initiative - the digitization of the Dr. Herbert Clarence Burleigh fonds.
I took time and checked certain family names, and found quite a bit of information - especially Loyalists families of the area. For example, it just doesn’t pertain to people in Kingston, there was information on the townships of the Bay of Quinte area too.
They say that “Through the Burleigh Family, and in particular, Peter and Evelyn Burleigh, whose generous donation has made this exciting initiative a reality, and in collaboration with the Internet Archives of Toronto the research amassed by Dr. Burleigh on approximately 1,000 families, who have roots in the Kingston region, is now available on-line”.
The British Isles Family History Society of Greater Ottawa (BIFHSGO) is having a special monthly meeting in honour of Remembrance Day on Saturday November 9th, when they will feature seven 15-minute talks.
The meeting will take place at Library and Archives Canada, 395 Wellington Street, Ottawa.
Come early and browse the Discovery Tables, and meet with family history experts.
9:00 to 9:15 am Over the Top: Researching our First War Ancestors in Fifteen Minutes Glenn Wright
9:15 to 9:30 am Finding a Family Member on the Western Front Jane Down
9:30 to 10:00 am
Discovery Tables — Military Memorabilia Helen Garson
10:00 to 10:15 am
BIFHSGO Monthly Business Meeting Glenn Wright
10:15 to 10:30 am Sam Cromie: Canadian Private to British Officer Wendy Croome
10:30 to 10:45 am A Family in Service Mark Lloyd
10:45 to 11:00 am Slipping Backward: A Canadian Prisoner of War, 1915-18 Brian Watson
11:00 to 11:15 am William Sterling Lamb (1894-1918): A Promising Life Cut Short Anne Sterling
11:15 to 11:30 am What Did He Do for Armistice? By Brian Glenn
and Archives Canada is pleased to announce that Canadians can now access the
Census of Lower Canada, 1825 online. The Census of Lower Canada, 1825 is partly
nominal and therefore only contains the names of heads of family, their
occupation, and the number of residents for each family.
can search this new database by the names of heads of family, as well as by
geographical information such as district and sub-district names".
are available in JPG, and PDF, and there are 74,322 records.
The surname, given name(s), occupation, number of residents (classed by
age – not name or relationship to head of the household), district name, sub-district name, volume
number, page number, microfilm, and reference are listed in the census.
suggest a correction, click on the Suggest a Correction link to access an
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