Showing posts with label family history. Show all posts
Showing posts with label family history. Show all posts

Sunday, June 21, 2015

National Aboriginal Day – June 21st


National Aboriginal Day is a day to celebrate the unique heritage, diverse cultures and outstanding contributions of Aboriginal peoples in Canada.

In support of National Aboriginal Day, visitors to Fundy National Park and Kouchibouguac National Park in New Brunswick are invited to meet local Aboriginal artists and learn more about New Brunswick's Aboriginal culture and heritage. Artists will be on-site between 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.

In Alberta, there will be Blackfoot elders who will tell stories about the plains buffalo culture, and there will be drumming and dancing, guided facility tours, a live display of Alberta Birds of Prey, traditional hand game demonstrations, and aboriginal food sampling.

There are events all across the county today, and to see what else is available, go to http://www.aadnc-aandc.gc.ca/eng/1100100013248/1100100013249

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Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Crowsnest Museum and Archives, Alberta



The Crowsnest Museum and Archives first opened to the public in 1985, and since then, it has collected approximately 60,000 artifacts from the Crowsnest Pass area.

One thing that they do have is the Gushul Family Collection. This family were among the most prolific photographers of their time in Alberta. They opened a first photography studio in Bush Town in 1918 and a second in Blairmore in 1921.

The federal government has announced it is funding “the purchase of supplies and storage products to house and protect the Gushul Family Collection, a large and rare historical photograph collection that documents southern prairie life from the mid-1920s onwards. The Society will also conduct workshops for museum staff and local heritage organizations. This project will ensure long-term public access to artifacts in the museum's collection”. So that is good news!

To see the Gushul Images online, go to http://www.crowsnestmuseum.ca/gushul-images/
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As a nod of the hat to the Ontario Genealogical Conference being held in Barrie, Ontario from May 29 to May 31, may we take this opportunity to offer a month-long discount on our research and consultation services of 15% (ends 11 June at midnight).

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!  Read about the homestead act and research the records your ancestor has on file at the Library and Archives Canada at http://www.bac-lac.gc.ca/eng/discover/land/land-grants-western-canada-1870-1930/Pages/land-grants-western-canada.aspx
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Sunday, May 17, 2015

The Georgetown Boys


On April 23, city councillors and over 400 interested people gathered at a solemn ceremony at Cedarvale Park, Georgetown, Ontario commemorate the 100th anniversary of the genocide that the Turkish Ottoman Empire raged on the Armenian people. As a result, more than 400 Canadians, mostly of Armenian descent, came to Georgetown.

Why Georgetown you may ask?

From 1915-1923 the Turkish Ottoman Empire tragically killed an estimated 1.5 million Armenians during a disgraceful act of genocide.

In 1923 Armenian orphans were given a second chance at life by our Canadian government. In 1923, on Dominion Day, 50 Armenian boys arrived at the Cedarvale farm. Overall, 109 boys aged 9-12 endured a three week long journey by foot, road, sea and train to arrive in Georgetown.

They all became known as the “The Georgetown Boys”.

The Georgetown Boys http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Georgetown_Boys

Georgetown Boys Farmhouse Designated Historic Site

http://armenianweekly.com/2010/07/08/georgetown-boys-farmhouse-designated-historic-site/

The Georgetown Boys

https://humanrights.ca/blog/georgetown-boys-and-girls

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As a nod of the hat to the Ontario Genealogical Conference being held in Barrie, Ontario from May 29 to May 31, may we take this opportunity to offer a month-long discount on our research and consultation services of 15% (ends 11 June at midnight).

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! If you are researching the Home Children of Canada, the British Isles Family History Society of Greater Ottawa ( BIFHSGO) has a list at http://www.bifhsgo.ca/cpage.php?pt=4
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Saturday, May 16, 2015

Northern Lights on Parliament Hill


 
On July 10, 2015, Canadian Heritage, in collaboration with its exclusive sponsor Manulife, will launch Northern Lights. This entirely new 30-minute experience of sound and light is a thrilling thematic journey through Canada's history presented in spectacular detail against the backdrop of the Parliament Buildings.
 
As momentum builds toward Canada 150 celebrations, Northern Lights reflects the important milestones in Canadian history.
 
Facts you should know about the show -
  • The inaugural season for Northern Lights runs from July 10 to September 12, 2015.
  • Northern Lights is a free bilingual show that will be presented each night on Parliament Hill for the next five summers (2015 to 2019).
  • Using state-of-the-art digital technology, the show illuminates Canadian stories of nation-building, partnership, discovery, valour, pride and vision for a country.
  • It is the sixth edition of the sound and light show on Parliament Hill since 1984.
  • Over its five-year run, the previous show, Mosaika: Canada through the eyes of its people, was seen by more than 1.1 million spectators.
I saw my first shows about 4-years ago, in the company of about a 1,000 spectators who were amazed by the show. It seems as if the whole center block of the Parliament Building came alive as it traced Canadian history through the ages.
 
Now I will have an excuse to go back this summer!
 
If you want more information, go to http://canada.pch.gc.ca/eng/1431101626033/1431101731481
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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! Include your ancestors in their proper historical context. Read history books, watch Canadian history shows, read this blog which regularly has posts which feature Canadian history. To find those posts, use the Search feature to the right of this post.
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Friday, May 15, 2015

An International Conference on Family History in Quebec


 
There will be the Roots 2015 Conference held by the Quebec Family history Society in Montreal this summer from June 19 - 21, 2015 at McGill University. 

If you are already registered you know you will be -

  • Attending The largest English Language Genealogical Conference held in Quebec  
  • Listening to speakers with extensive knowledge and experience in genealogical research
  • Attending an Opening Ceremonies with a Special Guest Speaker
  • Enjoying a Gala Banquet with a Gourmet Meal and Live Entertainment
  • Receiving Gift Bags that Includes a Complementary Course for Genealogical Studies from a National Institute
  • Browsing and Shopping at a Genealogical Resource Fair
  • Winning Door Prizes 

However if you are NOT registered, it is not too LATE.

The early registration prices for members and non-members have been EXTENDED to June 19, 2015

Registration is simple and payment can be made online or by cheque

Since you are receiving this email you are eligible to select the lower registration price for members.

Your Membership Number appears at the top of the mailing label on the back cover of Connections.

If you cannot find it, leave the number blank and we will look it up for you.

For more Details including Registration go to http://www.qfhs.ca/

Come Expand your Genealogical Knowledge and Have Fun 
 
PS: A block of rooms for visitors has been reserved at McGill University New Residence Hall. These luxury hotel-style accommodations are in the center of Montreal and are priced at $89.00 per day. 
 
Contact the Residence directly at (514) 398 - 3471 or by email residence@megill.ca
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As a nod of the hat to the Ontario Genealogical Conference being held in Barrie, Ontario from May 29 to May 31, may we take this opportunity to offer a month-long discount on our research and consultation services of 15% (ends 11 June at midnight).

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!  Are you a cherry picker when it come to genealogy? When you see a name that you think belongs to your tree in an index, put it through a rigorous set of tests before you place the name is your tree. For example, is he/she from the correct place, and is he/she the correct age?   
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UPDATE! LAC adds more service files online


As of today, 155,110 of 640,000 service files are available online, and you can see them by going to the Soldiers of the First World War: 1914-1918 database at http://www.bac-lac.gc.ca/eng/discover/military-heritage/first-world-war/first-world-war-1914-1918-cef/Pages/canadian-expeditionary-force.aspx.

Library and Archives Canada is digitizing the service files systematically, from box 1 to box 10686, which roughly corresponds to alphabetical order.

The latest digitized box is #3518, which corresponds to the surname “Gilbert”

Please visit the Digitization of the Canadian Expedition Force Service Files at http://www.bac-lac.gc.ca/eng/discover/military-heritage/Pages/digitization-cef-service-files.aspx for more details on the digitization project.

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As a nod of the hat to the Ontario Genealogical Conference being held in Barrie, Ontario from May 29 to May 31, may we take this opportunity to offer a month-long discount on our research and consultation services of 15% (ends 11 June at midnight).

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! Please note that over the years, the content of some boxes of the Soldiers of the First World War; 1914-1918 has had to be moved and, you might find that the file you want, with a surname that is supposed to have been digitized, is now located in another box that has not yet been digitized. You should phone the LAC at 1-866-578-7777 for more information.    
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Artifacts from HMS Erebus on display this Victoria Day weekend



Don’t miss this rare chance to view artifacts recently recovered from the HMS Erebus, on display at the Canadian Museum of History this weekend only. The micro-exhibit features objects recovered during the recent Canada Park’s expedition in the High Arctic to research the famed Sir John Franklin shipwreck. Parks Canada staff will be on site to answer your questions.

The exhibit will be open to the public May 14–18, 2015 at the W.E. Taylor Salon
Canadian Museum of History, Gatineau, Quebec. (The museum is located right across the river from Ottawa).

They also say that in 2017, the Museum, in collaboration with Parks Canada, will present a special exhibition on the search for the Northwest Passage and Sir John Franklin’s disastrous final voyage of 1845.

The website is http://www.historymuseum.ca/home

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As a nod of the hat to the Ontario Genealogical Conference being held in Barrie, Ontario from May 29 to May 31, may we take this opportunity to offer a month-long discount on our research and consultation services of 15% (ends 11 June at midnight).

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! You should focus your research question when contacting a professional genealogist. The most popular question concerns the relationship of one person to another. For example, Who were the parents of Andrew Barclay who lived in Shelburne, Nova Scotia from 1783 to 1832? 
 
 
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Thursday, May 14, 2015

Dictionary of Miramichi Biography


 
The Provincial Archives of New Brunswick has just put on the Dictionary of Miramichi Biography by W. D. Hamilton where he gives biographical history of people in the area.

But this database presently only consists of the 2013 update of his Dictionary of Miramichi Biography (1997) which contains 1,109 biographical sketches.

There is a name index, occupation index, and organization index.
 
He also gives the sources which is good for genealogists because it means that you can go back to the original source to see where he got the information and make up your own mind to its authenticity.
 

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As a nod of the hat to the Ontario Genealogical Conference being held in Barrie, Ontario from May 29 to May 31, may we take this opportunity to offer a month-long discount on our research and consultation services of 15% (ends 11 June at midnight).

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! Gravestones (grave markers, tombstones) are not a genealogical source, because there may be too many human errors in carving the information on the stone. They are clues only.
 
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Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Extra news items



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

Curious about your roots? Genealogy convention focuses on fastest growing hobby

Gary Schroder, the President of the Quebec Family History Society, the largest English speaking genealogical society in the province of Quebec, gives an interview to a writer from the Montreal Gazette in which he outlines the conference coming up in four week’s time.

You can read the full interview at http://montrealgazette.com/news/local-news/west-island-gazette/curious-about-your-roots-genealogy-convention-focuses-on-fastest-growing-hobby

You can go to their website at  http://www.qfhs.ca/

Meanwhile, the British Isles Family History Society of Greater Ottawa has all of it’s information online for the 2015 Conference. It will be the 21st Annual BIFHSGO Family History Conference 18 - 20 September 2015 at Ben Franklin Place, 101 Centrepointe Drive, Ottawa

To go to their website on the Conference, go to http://www.bifhsgo.ca/aem.php?eid=1










Meanwhile, the video of the Kent Branch of the Ontario Genealogical Society has been uploaded to the Internet at http://ogs.on.ca/kent/

Learn how our Victorian ancestors buried their death and the rituals and traditions they followed with Catherine MacKendrick from the University of Windsor, Ontario.



Finally, there will be an all-day Digital Odyssey 2015: Open Data, Open Heritage Conference on Friday June 12, 2015 at the George Brown College, Waterfront Campus, Toronto.

The Conference, as the publicity says ‘will examine the intersection of governmental, academic, and community open data and open heritage materials, and investigate the roles that cultural heritage institutions can and should play in concert with other participants in the emerging open data, open heritage environment’.

The website is at https://www.accessola.org/WEB/OLAWEB/OLITA/Digital_Odyssey/Welcome_to_Digital_Odyssey.aspx?WebsiteKey=397368c8-7910-4dfe-807f-9eeb1068be31&hkey=4ef8a67c-6cc6-41e2-9674-a303101e0418

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As a nod of the hat to the Ontario Genealogical Conference being held in Barrie, Ontario from May 29 to May 31, may we take this opportunity to offer a month-long discount on our research and consultation services of 15% (ends 11 June at midnight).

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! Civil registration for births, marriages and deaths did not start until 01 July 1869 in Ontario. Before then, religious records are one place to look for the information that you require.  
 
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They just keep growing




Since January 1, 2015 collections at OurDigitalWorld have grown and grown.

They have added 87,000 records, 100,000 audio, video, documents, photos, and 166,000 newspaper pages such as -

Grimsby Newspaper Index

Whitby Digital Newspaper Collection

Woodstock Newspapers

Peel Newspaper Index

Perry Township Digital Collections

Essex Free Press

Burlington Newspaper Index

Haldimand Museums

Halton Hills Newspapers

Burlington Images

Whitchurch-Stouffville Newspaper Index

Chatham-Kent Municipal Museums Digital Collections

Brockton Heritage Committee and Archive

Ontario Abolitionist Newspapers

Quinte West Public Library Digital Collections

and the list goes on and on...

The website is at http://vitatoolkit.ca/showcasegallery/

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As a nod of the hat to the Ontario Genealogical Conference being held in Barrie, Ontario from May 29 to May 31, may we take this opportunity to offer a month-long discount on our research and consultation services of 15% (ends 11 June at midnight).

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

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

May is Asian Heritage Month in Canada

 
 Boorne & May. Library and Archives Canada, C-006686B /Boorne & May. Bibliothèque et Archives Canada, C-006686B

The Library and Archives Canada (LAC) has issued the following press release -

May is Asian Heritage Month in Canada, during which we acknowledge the long and rich history of Asian Canadians and their contributions to Canada. Asian Heritage Month also provides an opportunity for Canadians to reflect on and celebrate the contributions of Canadians of Asian heritage to the growth and prosperity of Canada.

To celebrate Asian culture, Library and Archives Canada is pleased to announce the addition of more than 35,000 references to its Immigration from China database.

It now includes references to the C.I.9 certificates issued to people of Chinese origin born outside Canada and wanting to leave Canada for a limited time without losing their Canadian status. The actual records include a photograph and provide information such as the individual’s name, age and place of birth, as well as the port and date of departure, and the ship’s name.

To view the Immigrants from China, 1885-1949 database, go to http://www.bac-lac.gc.ca/eng/discover/immigration/immigration-records/immigrants-china-1885-1949/Pages/introduction.aspx.

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As a nod of the hat to the Ontario Genealogical Conference being held in Barrie, Ontario from May 29 to May 31, may we take this opportunity to offer a month-long discount on our research and consultation services of 15% (ends 11 June at midnight).

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

Canada's Genealogy Road Show


 
Has your society ever thought about holding a meeting like Halton-Peel Branch of the Ontario Genealogical Society will be holding this month – the Genealogy Road Show

The Halton-Peel Branch will have their meeting on May 24th at the Four Corners Branch of the Brampton Public Library at 65 Queen Street East (near the Peel Archives) from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m, and you can receive the following - 

Help for beginners as well as those trying to break down brick walls.


• 15 minute consultations with experts on research in Ontario, England, Scotland, DNA, using Ancestry.com and Legacy Family Tree.


• Tours of the Halton-Peel Branch library collection
 
Doesn’t this sound great?
 
The website of the Halton-Peel Branch is at http://www.haltonpeel.ogs.on.ca/meetings.htm
 
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As a nod of the hat to the Ontario Genealogical Conference being held in Barrie, Ontario from May 29 to May 31, may we take this opportunity to offer a month-long discount on our research and consultation services of 15% (ends 11 June at midnight).

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

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Manitoba Archives blog “At home and Away”


Manitoba Archives has had a blog since 2014, and its main emphasis is on the First World War and Manitoba.

In April 2015, there are two new postings -

On the 2 April 2015, there is the Keeping a Diary in the Trenches.

George Henry Hambley was one of over 600,000 Canadians who served in the First World War. Hambley enlisted at Camp Hughes (then Camp Sewell) on 13 October 1915 when he was almost 19 years old. He was a trooper in the Canadian Light Horse and served in France, Belgium, and Germany, fighting in the battles of Ypres, Mons, Cambrai, and Vimy Ridge.

And the second post was 7 April 2015 Hudson's Bay Company & Cable Communications

During the First World War cables (also known as telegrams) were an almost immediate source of communication. The Hudson’s Bay Company (HBC) utilized this form of communication on a daily basis in the early 20th century, as demonstrated in a series of inward and outward cables records titled “Cables related to Hudson's Bay Company's wartime business with European governments” from 1914 to 1916.

If you are interested in reading these blogs, go to http://www.gov.mb.ca/chc/archives/ww1blog/index.html?utm_source=T270415&utm_medium=T270415&utm_campaign=T270415





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Three Canadian indexes updated at Ancestry.ca


The 1871 Canada census, an every name index to individuals enumerated in the 1891 Canada Census, has been updated.

British Columbia, Manitoba, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Prince Edward Island, and Quebec – and the Northwest Territories, which at the time was comprised of the districts of Alberta, Assiniboia East, Assiniboia West, Saskatchewan, and Mackenzie River. Other unorganized territories are also included.

The website for the 1891 census is at http://search.ancestry.ca/search/db.aspx?dbid=1274

This database is an every name index to individuals enumerated in the 1871 Canada Census, the first census of Canada since it became a country in 1867.

It is the census of the provinces of Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Quebec, and Ontario.

The website for the 1871 census is at bhttp://search.ancestry.ca/search/db.aspx?dbid=1578

They have also updated the Manitoba Birth Index 1866-1912.

You can go to http://search.ancestry.ca/search/db.aspx?dbid=70599

Happy Researching!




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Monday, May 4, 2015

Canadian Week in Review - 04 May 2015


 

I have come across the following Canadian websites, social media websites, and newspaper articles this past week that were of interest to me, and I thought you might be interested in them, too.

This Week in Canadian History



In 1831, Emily Howard Stowe, the first woman licensed to practice medicine in Canada, was born in Norwich, Upper Canada (Ontario). She earned her medical degree in New York, and set up a Toronto practice in 1867.

To read more about her, go to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emily_Stowe




In 1912, Canada's first $5 note was issued.

To read more about the subject, go to http://canadacurrency.com/dominion-of-canada/five-dollar-bank-notes-dominion-of-canada/value-of-may-1st-1912-5-bill-from-the-dominion-of-canada-2/






In 1916, Actor Glenn Ford was born near Portneuf (Quebec City), Quebec. He died in 2006.

To read more about him, go to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glenn_Ford





Social Media

(Photos) Historic buildings could be saved by new infrastructure program
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/prince-edward-island/historic-buildings-could-be-saved-by-new-infrastructure-program-1.3055077
A national heritage group is praising a new federal infrastructure program that puts a focus on heritage buildings.

(Photos) Canadian Canoe Museum hoping for anniversary funding to help with move to Lift Lock
http://www.mykawartha.com/news-story/5577013-canadian-canoe-museum-hoping-for-anniversary-funding-to-help-with-move-to-lift-lock/
The Canadian Canoe Museum is hoping to snag some of the cash the federal government is putting aside to help ring in the country’s 150th anniversary.

(Photos) Photos trace French Canadian immigration to central Maine
http://www.centralmaine.com/2015/04/24/photos-trace-french-canadian-immigration-to-central-maine/
Miller Library at Colby College (Maine) debuted an exhibition Friday documenting waves of French-speaking Canadians who came to the area in the 19th century.

Articles

Newfoundland & Labrador

Biking the Viking Trail in Newfoundland
http://www.theepochtimes.com/n3/1339636-biking-the-viking-trail-in-newfoundland/
The 600 km trip up Newfoundland’s Great Northern Peninsula is a fantastic bike ride. The route primarily follows the rocky, barren coast through a series of sparsely populated but picturesque fishing villages with names like Sally’s Cove, Cow Head, and Brig Bay.

Nova Scotia

Friends of Sable Island Society conference aims to protect island
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/nova-scotia/friends-of-sable-island-society-conference-aims-to-protect-island-1.3056829
The Friends of Sable Island Society ran a 2-day one-of-a-kind conference this past weekend about the science and history of the island at the University of King's College, Halifax.
   The website of the Friends of Sable Island Society is at http://sableislandfriends.ca/
   The Facebookpage is at https://www.facebook.com/groups/SableTrust/

Ontario

Students showcase Canadian history
http://www.nugget.ca/2015/05/01/students-showcase-canadian-history
Their display was one of about a 100 showcased by Grades 4 to 10 students at the annual North Bay Regional Heritage Fair, which took place Friday at Nipissing University's athletic centre.

THE JOY OF GENEALOGY: Cemeteries a great place to dig up valuable information
http://www.insidetoronto.com/news-story/5592155-the-joy-of-genealogy-cemetaries-a-great-place-to-dig-up-valuable-information/
A trip to the cemetery can reveal a wealth of information if you know where to look and what you’re searching for.

Saskatchewan 

Care and keeping of saskatoon berries
http://www.newsoptimist.ca/opinion/columnists/care-and-keeping-of-saskatoon-berries-1.1870946
Since it has a short history of cultivation, we are still learning how to domesticate it.

Stories of the Week

Asian Heritage Month

May is the Asian Heritage Month, a celebration of the contributions of Canadians of Asian heritage to the growth and prosperity of Canada.

In December 2001, the Senate adopted a motion proposed by Senator Vivienne Poy to officially designate May as Asian Heritage Month in Canada.

This year, Asian Heritage Month honours Asian-Canadian athletes, both past and present, for their contributions to sport on the national and international scenes.

To learn more about the contributions of Asian-Canadians throughout Canada’s history, visit http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/multiculturalism/asian/people.asp

This poster is available in PDF format from http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/pdf/pub/Vietnamese-Journey-Poster.pdf

This year is also the 40th anniversary of the end of the Vietnam War, and the 40th anniversary of the Journey of Vietnamese Canadians.

On April 30, 1975, the fall of the city of Saigon marked the end of the Vietnam War and the start of a refugee crisis. Millions of Vietnamese fled their homes seeking refuge and freedom, with many trying to escape across the South China Sea in small leaky boats. Canada played an important role in helping these refugees.

Read about Canada’s part in this at http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/multiculturalism/asian/vietnamese_refugees.asp

Jane's Walk

And with the advent of warm weather again in Canada, Jane's Walk are starting up again, and it was the Global Festival was held on May 1st to the 3ed.

Jane Jacobs (1916-2006) was a Canadian urbanist and activist whose writings championed a fresh, community-based approach to city building while learning about the history of the area.

 Jane’s Tours bring citizens together, and they learn about their neighbourhoods by listening to lectures given by people from their area.

You can go to http://janeswalk.org/ and read about her and the effect she had had over the world.

The Facebook page is at https://www.facebook.com/janeswalk?_rdr

And that was the Canadian genealogy, history, and heritage news in Canada this past week!



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