Showing posts with label Saskatchewan Genealogical Society. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Saskatchewan Genealogical Society. Show all posts

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Canadian Genealogy News (CGN) 18 August 2015




Here are some news items which have come across my desk this morning - 

New Park Officially Opens 

The Friends of Upper Fort Garry, the group which supports the Upper Fort Garry, the headquarters of the Hudson Bay Company from the 1830s to the 1880s, opened a park last week at the provincial heritage site. 

Upper Fort Garry was the administrative and economic centre for Rupert's Land and was the location of the Louis Riel provisional government that eventually led to the admission of Manitoba as a province to the Dominion of Canada in 1870. The fort was the cultural, social, judicial and economic centre of the northwest for more than 35 years.

The original Upper Fort Garry was torn down between 1881 and 1889. 

For more information, go to the Friends of Fort Garry at http://www.upperfortgarry.com/

Upcoming events at Saskatchewan Genealogical Society

Interested in … Starting Your Genealogy? Improving Your Research Techniques?

The Saskatchewan Genealogical Society (SGS) is sponsoring a two day Beginner Workshop on September 12 and 19, 2015.

The first day will focus on Getting Started and the focus of the second day will be Finding Sources.

Certified Instructors: Chris Krismer and Celeste Rider

It will be held at SGS Library at 110 – 1514 11th Avenue, Regina, from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm each day.

The cost will be $40 per person, and you can call 306.780.9207 to register.

Register early as space is limited. Pre-registration and payment required by September 4, 2015.

The Saskatoon Branch will be hosting a workshop with Pat Ryan on September 25 & 26, 2015. 

It’s being held at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints at 1429 – 10th Street East in Saskatoon.

The topics for the workshop include: Who’s Your Momma – paying attention to details, beginner and advanced; The Hidden Records of Library and Archives Canada; and The Importance of Finding and Using Maps in Your Genealogical Research

Contact Bonnie Lymer at bonnie.lymer@shaw.ca or call (306) 384-1567; Cindy Paradis at cindysfamilyhistory@gmail.com or (306) 384-9475; Rene Stock at rene.stock@sasktel.net or (306) 229-2378. 

Watch for workshop website and registration forms at http://genealogysaskatoon.org

The Moose Jaw Branch, in celebration of their 45th Anniversary, will be holding a One Day Conference on Saturday, October 3, 2015 at the Moose Jaw Museum and Art Gallery.

Speakers include: Ken Dalgarno (M.J. Library Archives), Carol Karza (Family History Centre), Chris Krismer (Evaluating Sources), Pat Ryan (The Value of Maps, Who’s Your Momma and Take a Second Look).

Register by September 11, 2015 to Moose Jaw Genealogical Society, Box 861, Moose Jaw, SK. S6H 4P5. Cost is $45. All sessions, snacks and lunch included. Questions? Phone: Diane at 306.692.1967.

Meanwhile, happy researching!

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Check the Canadian Week in Review (CWR) every Monday morning for the latest in Genealogy, Heritage, and History news in Canada.

If you missed last week’s edition, it is at http://genealogycanada.blogspot.com/2015/08/canadian-week-in-review-cwr-17-august.html
It’s the ONLY news blog of its kind in Canada!

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

"Demolish the Deficit” Fund is starting to move


As I reported on May 30, 2015 blog post at http://genealogycanada.blogspot.com/2015/05/is-there-another-canadian-genealogy.html, I commented on the Saskatchewan Genealogical Society Demolish the Deficit fundraiser. At the time, I said I would keep my eye on it, and there has been positive movement.

Nearly half of the 2015 goal of $12,000 - $6,526 has been raised so far!

So there is hope that the society can raise the rest of the money, and return to it’s former self as an vibrant Canadian genealogical society.

If you would like to contribute, you can contact them at their website at http://www.saskgenealogy.com/

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Check the Canadian Week in Review every Monday morning for the latest in Genealogy, Heritage, and History news in Canada.

If you missed last week’s edition, it is at http://genealogycanada.blogspot.com/2015/06/canadian-week-in-review-cwr-22-june-2015.html

 It’s the ONLY news blog of its kind in Canada

Saturday, May 30, 2015

Is there another Canadian genealogy society in financial trouble?

 On my trip around the web this morning checking on different genealogical societies, I came across a Demolish the Deficit Fund on the Saskatchewan Genealogical Society site at http://www.saskgenealogy.com/

There is a thermometer on site showing $ O to $40,000 and the goal is to raise $12,000 in 2015.

Has it come to this in Canada? That a genealogical society has to appeal for donations in order to Demolish the Deficit??? If this is it, be forward that we may be in for some rough times in the future.

I’ll be keeping my eye on their efforts to raise the money, and report back if there are any changes.

To see their membership rates http://www.saskgenealogy.com/index.php/about-us/membership/

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Just go to Elizabeth Lapointe Research Services at www.elrs.biz, or send an email with the subject "special" to genealogyresearch@aol.com to see how I can help you find that elusive Canadian ancestor! 
 
Research Tip! Looking for your ancestor in Saskatchewan, and can’t find him? Maybe he changed his name. The Saskatchewan Genealogical Society has a 54-page book that list name changes on the site http://saskgenealogy.com/databases/public_databases/Changes_of_Name.pdf  ========================================================================

Check the Canadian Week in Review every Monday morning for the latest in Genealogy, Heritage, and History news in Canada.

If you missed this week’s edition, it is at http://genealogycanada.blogspot.com/2015/05/canadian-week-in-review-cwr-25-may-2015.html
 
It’s the ONLY news blog of its kind in Canada
 





Research Tip! Looking for your ancestor in Saskatchewan, and can’t find him? Maybe he changed his name. The Saskatchewan Genealogical Society has a 54-page book that list name changes on the site http://saskgenealogy.com/databases/public_databases/Changes_of_Name.pdf

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Extra news items


Here are some news items which have come across the desk this week -

For those people who regularly follow the Dear Myrt's Beginning Genealogy posts here every week, there will not be a regular post today. Dear Myrt is attending the New England Regional Genealogical Consortium Conference in Providence, Rhode Island this week. She will return to her desk next week.

If you have not been following my posts, all of the posts are here at http://genealogycanada.blogspot.com/2015/04/dear-myrts-beginning-genealogy-sessions_9.html

Also, the Saskatchewan Genealogical Society usually has their yearly Conference in the spring of the year. But they have found it impossible to plan one for this year, so they have postponed it until next year – 2016. So keep posted for news as it comes to us.

You have to listen to this!

Essex County Genealogical Society now hold their meeting on a YouTube channel, and the first presentation that they had this week was given by George Pitfield and called Do You Know Your Family?

George always thought that he was English (even had the genealogy to prove it), but a surprising turn in his search that he is full blood Aboriginal – on both sides of his family. All of that English genealogy was wrong. Since then, he has been made an Elder, and has leaned the language of his people. Truly fascinating story!

The YouTube presentation is at http://www.ogs.on.ca/essex/?page_id=165#Apr2015Speaker



Check the Canadian Week in Review every Monday morning for the latest in Genealogy, Heritage, and History news in Canada.

If you missed this week’s edition, it is at http://genealogycanada.blogspot.com/2015/04/canadian-week-in-review-13-april-2015_13.html

It’s the ONLY news blog of its kind in Canada!

It has been a regular post every Monday morning since April 23, 2012.

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Saskatchewan Genealogical Society (SGS) is offering courses



Do you know that the Saskatchewan Genealogical Society (SGS) is offering certificates in the following areas of study?

Saskatchewan Record Searcher Certification Course

This course instructs you on how to conduct a search of the basic Saskatchewan sources, to write a documented research report, and conduct your business in an ethical manner.

Saskatchewan Researcher Certificate Course

This certification qualifies you to analyze genealogical research problems, to conduct research in all records sources in Saskatchewan, write well-documented research reports, and conduct your business in an ethical manner.

Instructors Certification Course

This certification qualifies you to teach basic genealogical methodology.

Aboriginal Researcher Certification Course

This course, which is divided into ten sessions, will focus on tracing Métis and Aboriginal ancestry on the Prairie Provinces.

If you require information on the following, please phone the office at (306) 780-9207, or go to the website at http://www.saskgenealogy.com/index.php/education/certification-courses/.

If you haven’t done so already, remember to check the Canadian Week in Review every Monday morning for the latest in Genealogy, Heritage, and History news in Canada.

If you missed last week’s edition, it is at http://genealogycanada.blogspot.com/2015/01/canadian-week-in-review-12-january-2015.html

It’s the ONLY news blog of its kind in Canada!

Thursday, May 30, 2013

Conference 2013 - Footprints Through Time

Mark your calendar - The  Moose Jaw Branch of the Saskatchewan Genealogical Society will be hosting the  2013 Saskatchewan Genealogical Society Conference, October 4-5-6, at the Heritage Inn, 1590 Main St N Moose Jaw SK. 

New This Year is the Brick Wall Story.

We will print your Brick Wall Story in our syllabus at no charge. 

Email us a detailed account of your Brick Wall. Who or what you are looking for? When & where your wall went up? What you’ve already found and where you’ve looked?

You must put your contact name and email address with the submission of this you give us permission to print it in the Conference Syllabus. Entries MUST be EMAILED to twg@canwan.com no later than September 15th 2013.

On Friday Evening C.C.S.G. will "Breakdown one of these walls!"


The web site for the conference is http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~skmjbsgs  

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Saskatchewan Probate Estate Files, 1887-1931


FamilySearch.org has just released it's update on one of the Canadian records it is putting online.

On December 22, 2011, it reports that there are now 1, 591, 193 records of Saskatchewan Probate Records Index (1887-1931) at  https://familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1918293

These index, and images are of estate files from Saskatchewan judicial districts. The website says that the  "estate records contain loose papers relating to the settlement of estates including such matters as provision for heirs including minor children as well as distribution of funds, land and property. This project was indexed in partnership with the Saskatchewan Genealogical Society".



Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Day Pass Offered at Saskatchwan Genealogical Society

This caught my eye this afternoon on the Saskatchewan Genealogical Society website this afternoon. They are now offering a $10.00 day pass for non-members to access "members only" databases!

The Burial Index, the Obituaries Index, and the Cummins Rural Directory Index are now offered.

Go to their website at http://www.saskgenealogy.com/ or contact sgslibrary@sasktel.net

Monday, October 20, 2008

The Saskatchewan Genealogical Society

The Saskatchewan Genealogical Society <www.saskgenealogy.com> was founded in 1969, and today it is a society with 20 branches throughout the province.

It has done yeoman's work in providing genealogical information on Saskatchewan residents such as the Saskatchewan Residence Index, the Saskatchewan Homestead Index, and the Cemeteries Index.

The organization will be 40 years old in 2009, and as part of its anniversary, it plans to publish a book called the Women Pioneers of Saskatchewan.

But they need more people to submit write-ups of up to 2,000 words and two pictures on each of the women who will be included in the book. If you have Saskatchewan females, and have sent anything in to them - won't you consider sending in their life story, and have it published in a book? The deadline is January 2009.

The president of the society was in London this past spring at the Ontario Genealogical Society (OGS) Conference this spring to get an idea of how Ontario did its conference. She was very pleased with what she found, with the way it was organized, and in fact has invited some of the people who gave lectures in London to give talks in Saskatchewan.

The 2009 Conference will be held from April 23rd to April 26th, and this year they have invited Ian Wilson, Librarian and Archivist of Canada; Louise St. Denis, Managing Director of the National Institute for Genealogical Studies; and Dick Eastman of Dick Eastman's Online Genealogy Newsletter fame.