Saturday, 10 October 2015

The Ottawa Genealogist: Oct-Dec 2015

The front page highlighted items in the new issue of The Ottawa Genealogist are:

  • Researching families of Rideau Canal workers in the Ottawa, Canada area.  Using resources available at the OBOGS Library
  • The Little Dutch Boy in the War “Extra Brothers and Sisters”
  • Finding Theses on the Library and Archives Canada Website
  • Noah Force (Cir 1768 - Bef 1851) – one of my 3 x Great-grandfathers 
While you can always learn something from any article, as I have no Ottawa roots I appreciate most the items of wider application, and good stories well told.

In the latter category is the Little Dutch Boy article by Kyla Ubbink which starts
What story will it be tonight? I wondered as I snuggled under my blankets, waiting for Dad to pop into my room and tuck me in. 
I won't give the story away. Kyla says there are more to look forward to.

In the former category is the one page article Finding Theses on the Library and Archives Canada Website by Dorothy Meyerhof. Access the Theses Canada Portal and do a basic or advanced search, including a full text search option. This portal is one that's been in active development at LAC this year so if you tried it before and were disappointed it might be worth trying it again. Remember you may find yourself deep into highly technical material with reference to a name searched being in a bibliography or list of references.

Regular columns Electronic Notebook, Interesting Web Sites and Gleanings from Newsletters in the Ottawa Branch Library are always worth browsing.

Ottawa Branch's search for volunteers continues with a need to fill to the Secretary, Newsletter Editor, and Webmaster roles as well as help with Gene-O-Rama, the Library and TONI Indexing. If you can help contact

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