Friday, 24 February 2017
Born in Thurso, Quebec on 24 November 1866, he was the fourth son of the late John Archibald and Alexandrina Cameron of Stadacona Hall, Ottawa.
He had gone south for the winter owing to poor health, diabetes and pulmonary tuberculous, which had caused him to return from England and service with the 77th Battalion of the CEF the previous September. He previously served with Ottawa's 43rd Regiment.
Cameron was a leading coal and lumber merchant. Lauded in the Ottawa Journal as a most likeable gentleman and sportsman, he had been in the forefront of local sports as president and playing member of the Ottawa Rough Riders, active in golf and rowing.
He is interred in Sec. 50. Lot 4-7N at Beechwood Cemetery.
Thursday, 23 February 2017
Early bird registration deadline is 31 March but don't delay. If you leave it too late you may not get in on the action. Projections are that the banquet with speaker D. Joshua Taylor will sell out. Avoid disappointment. I have my reservation for that and the BIFHSGO-organised British Pub Night.
The college residence is presently sold out for Thursday 15 June. Accommodation is at a premium in Ottawa this year owing to the sesquicentennial celebrations so I strongly advise booking now or contacting that relative or friend who lives locally to secure their hospitality.
Finally, new this year is Using Ancestry Day on the Monday following the conference. Crista Cowan (did you catch her RootsTech session) and Anna (DNA) Swayne from Ancestry in the US will be in Ottawa to conduct the all day event.
Find out about the conference at https://conference2017.ogs.ca/
Cemeteries and crematoria
|Bingley Cemetery||Bailey Hills Road Bingley||1870|
|Bowling Cemetery||Rooley Lane Bradford||1889|
|Charlestown Cemetery||Otley Road Charlestown||1863|
|Clayton Cemetery||Middle Lane Clayton Bradford||1928|
|Gods Acre Cemetery||Bradford Road Burley in Wharfedale||1873|
|Haworth Cemetery||Cemetery Road Haworth||1893|
|Ilkley Cemetery||Ashlands Road Ilkley||1878|
|Menston Cemetery||Bradford Road Menston||1927|
|Morton Cemetery||Bradford Road Sandbeds Keighley||1916|
|Nab Wood Cemetery and Crematorium||Bingley Road Shipley||1895|
|North Bierley Cemetery||Cemetery Road Buttershaw Bradford||1933|
|Oakworth Cemetery and Crematorium||Wide Lane Oakworth Keighley||1906|
|Oxenhope Cemetery||Hebden Bridge Road Oxenhope||1887|
|Queensbury Cemetery||West End Queensbury Bradford||1905|
|Scholemoor Cemetery and Crematorium||Necropolis Road Bradford||1860|
|Silsden Cemetery||Howden Road Silsden||1930|
|Stanbury Cemetery||Sladen Bridge Stanbury Keighley||1888|
|Steeton Cemetery||Elmsley Street Steeton||1896|
|Thornton Cemetery||Thornton Road Bradford||1907|
|Tong Cemetery||Tong Street Bradford||1860|
|Utley Cemetery||Skipton Road Keighley||1857|
|Wilsden Cemetery||Shay Lane||1922|
|Windhill Cemetery||Owlet Toad Windhill Shipley||1835|
Not included on this list is Undercliffe Cemetery which is managed by Undercliffe Cemetery Charity in partnership with Bradford Metropolitan District Council.
Sadly, as far as I can tell, none of these have information from burial registers or memorial inscription transcriptions online. It appears a search of original records at Bradford or Keighley Local Studies Libraries is required, or you can pay for a search at a cost of £12 (about $20 Cdn).
Findmypast has 45,982 records for the Bradford area in the National Burial Index mostly from churchyards and including 9,240 records from Eccleshill St Luke's and Norman Lane Wesleyan Burial Ground.
The Commonwealth War Graves Commission show 259 burials in Bowling Cemetery, 238 at Scholemoor, 134 at Undercliffe and a few at other locations.
Find information on Bradford Jewish Cemeteries.
"Join us for stories of forgotten local heroes ion WWI. The North Lanark Historical Society recently launched a new book entitled “Forgotten Heroes: Mississippi Mills Valour Award Recipients of the Great War". Brian Tackaberry will discuss the book which is a follow up to a previous book on local individuals who died in WWI. "Forgotten Heroes: Mississippi Mills Valour Award Recipients of the Great War" is published by the North Lanark Historical Society with financial support from the Ottawa Branch of The Ontario Genealogical Society."The "Back to Basics" session at 10:30 am is on Directories and will be presented by Heather Oakley.
The Computer special interest group will convene afterwards, around 3 pm.
Saturday, 25 February, City of Ottawa Archives, 100 Tallwood Drive (Room 115)
OGS provides free coffee and cookies for the meeting!
Wednesday, 22 February 2017
The second reports Canada, East and West having a population "estimated to be exactly" (sic) 3 million.
The final item is about the 45,000 refugees (fugitive slaves) from the US in Canada.
That's 1.5% of the population.
At the same rate will Canada, with a population of 36 million in 2017, have the opportunity and willingness to welcome 540,000 refugees from the US?
Friday 24 February 2017
Black History of Ottawa
Rev. Dr. Anthony Bailey
Abstract: Benedict Anderson has argued that nations are “communities of imagination”. In 2017 the imagination of the ‘community of Canada’ will no doubt be on full display as the country celebrates its 150th anniversary. The ontology of Canada’s prevailing founding settler narrative(s) as well as its too often unacknowledged multivalent history demands a problematization of the anticipated popular 150th anniversary celebrations. Canada has not fully acknowledged or come to terms with how its history – past and present has been and continues to be interrogated by indigenous reality. Further, the experience, role and contributions of people of African descent to the project of Canada, have only recently begun to gain non-tokenized recognition and celebration. Some of the contributions of people of African descent to Canadian and world history will be explored in light of the aforementioned problematized context in my Black History Month presentation.
Profile: Originally from Barbados, Dr. Bailey migrated with his family to Canada and settled in Montreal. While growing up in Montreal he pursued academic degrees in Social Work and Philosophy of Religion from McGill University. He has also earned a Masters of Divinity from the
Vancouver School of Theology and a Doctorate in Ethics and Culture from Columbia Theological Seminary in Atlanta, USA. Dr. Bailey has served in various parts of Canada as a minister, as well as in Kenya and Jamaica. He has taught part-time at the Joint Theological Colleges at McGill University and at the Theological College of the University of the West Indies. He has experience as a racial justice trainer and intercultural competence animator which he has deployed in schools, social service agencies, City Hall and churches. He has freelanced in radio and television and enjoys his family, reading, playing hockey and good films.
The meeting starts at 1 pm at the Routhier Community Centre, 172 Guigues Street
He was the son of Robert Suxpitch Carter and Anna nee Goodland (not those named in CWGC records?), both of whom predeceased him. He enlisted in Toronto in July 1915 giving his occupation as designer and served with the Canadian Army Dental Corps.
He emigrated on the Dominion Line ship Canada, arriving in Montreal on 15 May 1904 having previously served in a British medical corps in South Africa.
The Beechwood Grave Reference is: Mil. Section 29. Lot 13-14, Grave 46.
Tuesday, 21 February 2017
Sheffield is the UK's fifth most populous community.
The City Council is responsible for the following 16 cemeteries.
Sheffield General Cemetery, opened in 1836 as a nonconformist cemetery, is owned by the City and operated by Sheffield General Cemetery Trust.
Search under Burial Records at the Sheffield Indexers for an index containing records for Abbey Lane (24,445), Burngreave (160,204), City Road (144,982), Crookes (22,066), Darnall (16,225), Handsworth (7,369), Intake (6,557), Norton (19,166), Shiregreen (17,508) and, Stocksbridge (1,009).
City Road and Burngreave Cemeteries have the most Commonwealth War Graves Commission burials.
The National Burial Index on Findmypast has 202,882 results for Sheffield including 37,465 for Tinsley Cemetery, 13,199 for Attercliffe and 1,013 for Woodhouse.
For Jewish burials consult www.jewishgen.org/jcr-uk/Community/Sheffield.htm
Proposals on DNA by exhibitors or members would be particularly welcome.
Some slots are taken while several good ones remain.
Submit a brief outline of the proposed session, not to exceed twenty minutes, to fastTrax.firstname.lastname@example.org.
Monday, 20 February 2017
Family Day in Ontario was the occasion for Lesley Anderson to reveal the AncestryDNA test findings of the show's hosts. Watch at
If you missed the link above find the interview HERE.
In recognitions of the sesquicentennial the theme for this year's Heritage Day in Ottawa is“My Canada! / Mon Canada!”
Come to Ottawa City Hall on Tuesday, 21 February between 11:30 am to 2 pm to find out how heritage is being celebrated; and learn about services offered by local heritage organizations, public programs and special initiatives, as well as professional development and volunteer opportunities.
I'll be there at the BIFHSGO stand along with Mary Lou Simac and Anne Sterling. We hope to see you there.