Thursday, 9 August 2012

LAC employee recognized


LAC staffer Kevin Joynt was honoured at a ceremony on July 19 with the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal.

Kevin Joynt has been 23 years at Library and Archives Canada recently working on a special project, the World War II Killed in Action Digitization Project.  He regularly works outside of business hours to help Canadians discover their own personal family histories through genealogical searches.  http://www.gordonoconnor.ca/media_/news/minister-o-connor-presents-several-deserving-individuals-queen-s-diamond-jubilee-medals

His publications include Worthy investments : Canadians decorated by the King, 1915-1919Soldiers of The Crown : The Canadian Diamond Jubilee Contingent 1897 and ; Subchaser M.L.Q 072

Thanks to Ian White for the tip.

4 comments:

Glenn W said...

Good news indeed ... Kevin is a tireless researcher and from his position at LAC has been helpful to countless people seeking information about their military ancestors. knowledgeable, good-natured, enthusiastic and an excellent researcher, he knows the value of good public service ... one of LAC's hidden treasures indeed.

Anonymous said...

Here is a list of his articles - His wife, Kim.

•Trinkets from the Past. A family legacy. February 2012. Medal News Magazine. Heathpark, Devon, England.

•Soldiers of The Crown. Canadians at The 1897 Jubilee. November 2001Medal News Magazine. Axminster Devon, England.

•Images of Canada’s Royal Red Cross Recipients. A Unique Photographic File. October 2001. Medal News Magazine. Axminster Devon, England.

•A Naval Legacy. Two Generations in the Canadian Navy. May 2001. Medal News Magazine. Axminster Devon, England.

•A Class of 1865. Photographs from the School of Musketry. May 2001. Medal News Magazine. Axminster Devon, England.

•Using Diaries for Researching Awards. November 2000. Medal News Magazine. Axminster Devon, England.

•Following the Clues. Taking research beyond the Service Records. September 2000. Medal News Magazine. Axminster Devon, England.

•Surgeon In The Far East. June/July 1999. Medal News Magazine. Axminster Devon, England.

•Hidden Treasures. Dec. 1998/Jan. 1999. Medal News Magazine. Axminster Devon, England.

•Awards of One, The Envy of Another. April 1998. Medal News Magazine. Axminster Devon, England.

•Stopping The Gun Runners, Lieutenant Bee and The Easter Rebellion. September 1997. Medal News Magazine. Axminster Devon, England.

•Bravery On The Line. November 1996. Medal News Magazine. Axminster Devon, England.

•A Soldier’s Story. August and September 1996. Medal News Magazine. Axminster Devon, England.

•Surgeon and Soldier. February 1995. Medal News Magazine. Axminster Devon, England.

•Contemporary or Modern Repair? Spring 1993. Orders and Medals Research Society Journal. London, England.

Northman said...

I am truly happy for Kevin as this honor is long overdue. He has helped me from time to time on my research and always encouraged me to keep at it even when I thought about pack'in it in. He is polite and always is keen to hear about your research and what you have discovered. I am grateful to call him my friend. Tim

Northman said...

I am truly happy for Kevin as this honor is long overdue. He has helped me from time to time on my research and always encouraged me to keep at it even when I thought about pack'in it in. He is polite and always is keen to hear about your research and what you have discovered. I am grateful to call him my friend. Tim