Wednesday, 9 June 2010

ACC Omnibus Edition: 9 June 2010 Nova Scotia Vital Records .. and more

In this issue:
Family Tree DNA special offer on Y-DNA tests adds more than 50,000 English records
Nova Scotia Vital Record Indexes at Ancestry
How Time Flys
arti-FACTS: Antiques and Heritage Preservation Day
Beechwood Cemetery Walking Tour

Family Tree DNA Special Offer on Y-DNA tests
FTDNA has promotional prices for the following tests until June 25 in conjunction with the Southern California Genealogical Society Jamboree. Kits need to be paid for by June 30, 2010.
Y-DNA37 for $119 (Regular price would be $149)
Y-DNA67 for $199 (Regular price would be $239)
Y-DNA37+mtDNA for $159 (Combined test would cost $238)
Info is at adds more than 50,000 English records
Before the end of July, around 243,000 burial records going back to the late 18th century will be added to comprising computerised records, digital scans of burial registers and details of grave contents. As well as additions in Aberdeen already mentioned look for:

  • In Salcombe in the South Hams district of Devon, 2,100 records from Shadycombe Cemetery, opened in 1879, and 1,000 burial records from Bonfire Hill Cemetery, opened in 1941.
  • 40,000 records from Newark Cemetery in Nottinghamshire, opened in 1856, which includes a large area and memorial dedicated to Polish soldiers and military stationed in the UK during WW2.
  • From the London Borough of Brent, Carpender’s Park Cemetery, located near Watford in Hertfordshire, approximately 10,250 burial records for this relatively new cemetery opened in 1954.
Currently 12 councils have placed their records onto Deceased Online and it is expected that this will rise to over 20 by the end of the year. It is estimated that there will be approximately 4 million burial and cremation records on the website by the end of 2010 and this is expected to grow to around 10 million at the end of 2011.

Nova Scotia Vital Record Indexes at Ancestry
Indexes to Nova Scotia Births, 1836-1907, Marriages, 1763-1932, and Deaths, 1864-1877, 1890-1957 are now available to subscribers. To use the facility you have to agree to additional non-disclosure terms. As with England and Wales, indexes only are available. Full certificates have to be purchased from the government agency which can be done through a direct link from Ancestry.

How Time Flys
On 10 June 2009 announced the world-first online launch of the historical Canadian Censuses, 1851-1916, with 32 million names.

arti-FACTS: Antiques and Heritage Preservation Day
On Saturday June 12, 2010, from 11am to 3pm, the Canadian Association for Conservation is holding an event at Library and Archives Canada. Attendees will learn how to store, handle, and care for antiques as well as what conservation and restoration treatments are available. Bring in your antiques for a personalized consultation by a professional conservator. More than half a dozen experts with various specialities will be available. Appraisals are not being provided. Admission is $5.

This event is being held on the final day of the Canadian Association for Conservation annual conference, this year being held in Ottawa from June 10-12. There is more information on the conference at

Beechwood Cemetery Walking Tour
Sunday, June 13, 2010 2:00 p.m.
Theme: Photographers of Ottawa
Admission is free

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