Canada's Anglo-Celtic Connections
Friday, 30 January 2015
Findmypast Friday Additions: Essex and Warwickshire
Continuing to build its collection of parish register transcripts, this week Findmypast has added over 845,000 parish records from Warwicksh...
Newly Digitized City Directories from Library and Archives Canada
Library and Archives Canada announces on their blog availability as pdfs of 152 new directories for the Ontario cities of Hamilton (1853-190...
The Legacy of Winston Churchill
Today is the 50th anniversary of the memorial service and burial of Sir Winston Churchill. There...
Thursday, 29 January 2015
Migration To, From and Within the British Isles
Exodus: Movement of the People was a conference organized in September 2013 by the Halstead Trust. A legacy is a series of short articles on...
Acid-free, permanent or archival?
All papers are not created equal is a short blog post from Library and Archives Canada that may be helpful when you're standing in the ...
Wednesday, 28 January 2015
Second Reading of Bill C-626 to reinstate the mandatory long-form census
I've previously mentioned Bill C-626, An Act to Amend the Statistics Act, which would reinstate the mandatory long-form census. That Bi...
Early English Books Texts Free Online
When I read that "the texts of the first printed editions of Shakespeare, Chaucer, and Milton as well as lesser-known titles from the e...
QFHS: Roots 2015
The 2015 edition of the periodic Quebec Family History Society Roots conference will be held in Montreal from June 19 to 21, 2015. The key...
Tuesday, 27 January 2015
Microfilm is one of life’s great evils
The title is a line from John Grenham's latest Irish Roots column published as How not to run screaming from the microfilm room . He...
GENE-O-RAMA Registration Now Available Online
Go to http://ogsottawa.on.ca/gene-o-rama/ to register to attend the 2015 edition of GENE-O-RAMA. See t his blog post for detailed program...
Why is the Ottawa Room Languishing?
The question came to mind while reading about the Niagara Falls Public Library's Historic Niagara Digital Collections website which c...
Monday, 26 January 2015
Irish Poverty Relief Loans at Findmypast
Those with Irish ancestry will be interested in the new Ireland, Poverty Relief Loans, 1824-1871 database released last Friday by Findmyp...
Call for Speakers Deadline - BIFHSGO Conference 2015
For those who leave things to the last minute, a reminder that next Saturday, January 31, 2015, is the last day for receiving proposals for ...
A Visit to 395 Wellington
On Friday I took the opportunity of a warmer less brutally cold day to follow up on some research...
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