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BOOK - Tracing Your [English] Ancestors from 1066 to 1837
By Dr Jonathan Oates
Published by Pen and Sword, South Yorkshire, 2012
The trail that an ancestor leaves through the Victorian period and the twentieth century is relatively easy to follow – the records are plentiful, accessible and commonly used. But how do you go back further, into the centuries before the central registration of births, marriages and deaths was introduced in 1837, before the first detailed census records of 1841? How can you trace a family line back through the early modern period and perhaps into the Middle Ages? Jonathan Oates’s clearly written new handbook gives you all the background knowledge you need in order to go into this engrossing area of family history research.
ISBN 9781848846098 (softcover)
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BOOK - First Métis Families of Quebec, 1622-1748. Volume 1: Fifty-Six Families
By Gail Morin
Published by Genealogical Publishing Company, Baltimore, 2012
The term Métis originally referred to the offspring produced from the intermarriage of early French fur traders with Canadian Native Americans. Later, there were also Anglo Métis (known as “Countryborn”)--children of Scottish, English, and other European fathers and indigenous mothers. The Métis were also formerly known as half-breeds or mixed-bloods. Today, the French and Anglo Métis cultures have essentially merged into a distinct group with official recognition as one of the three Aboriginal Peoples of Canada. This new work, the first in a purported six-volume series, traces the descendants of the 56 original Métis families for up to three generations. Richly detailed, fully sourced, and indexed, this work must be regarded as an essential starting point for Métis genealogy.
ISBN 9780806355610 (softcover)
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BOOK - Some Early Scots in Maritime Canada - VOL 3
By Terrence M. Punch, CM, FIGRS
Published by Genealogical Publishing Co, Baltimore, 2011
This final volume of Some Early Scots in Maritime Canada identifies thousands of Scots who immigrated to Maritime Canada in the years between the 1770s and the 1870s--most of them located by the author in a variety of obscure and out-of-the-way records. In fact, the variety of source records consulted is one of the volume’s strengths. From shipping records to passenger lists, from land petitions to census records, then from newspaper columns, vital records, church registers, and a host of fugitive sources, the sources utilized provide a rich trove of genealogical data.
ISBN 9780806319223 (softcover)
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Ancestry.ca marks 100th anniversary of the sinking of RMS Titanic with chilling collection of historical records
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April 14 and 15, 2012 mark the 100th anniversary of one of history's most famous peacetime maritime disasters - the sinking of RMS Titanic during her maiden voyage. Ancestry.ca commemorates this historic moment with a full suite of historical resources for Canadians interested in learning about the disaster - particularly the.... Read on >>
FamilySearch Added 14 Million Additional Records for 19 Countries This Week
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1940 U.S. Census Images Now Part of the Exciting New Records Online. FamilySearch also published over 14 million new, free records online for Austria, Brazil, Chile, China, Columbia, Czech Republic, Dominican Republic, England, Estonia, Germany, Ghana, Italy, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Russia, and Spain..... Read on >>
Irish Family History Foundation Announces "Credit System" for Buying Online Data
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RootsIreland.ie has introduced a credits system with various bulk buy options that give users a chance to view the detail of a record..... Read on >>
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- April 13, 2012 7 P.M.
Meeting - Kent Branch of the Ontario Genealogical Society, Chatham, ON
Program: THE WORK & VISIONS OF A CEMETERY VOLUNTEER. Trish Nigh and Peggy O'Rourke will share their experiences and interesting finds while working with the Kent Cemetery Restoration Project. Everyone welcome.
Where the WISH Centre, 177 King St. E., Chatham
More information: www.ogs.on.ca/kent/
- April 13-14 2012
"Find Your Tree in the Forest" Genealogy Conference, Red Deer, Alberta
Sponsors/Organizers: The Alberta Family Histories Society (AFHS) has teamed up with the Alberta Genealogical Society (AGS)
Program: Distinguished speakers will include the highly acclaimed Dick Eastman, Thomas MacEntee (via Webinar) and Gena Philibert Ortega. The 15 presenters will also comprise some of AFHS's prominent genealogy experts - Lois Sparling, Jim Benedict, Joan Miller, Wayne Shepheard and Penny Allen. Topics will include: A Massive Project with Digital Technology; " The Family History World in 10 Years Time; Genealogy Searches on Goggle; How to Become a Professional Genealogist… Or Act Like One; Research and Verify Your Ancestors with DNA; Navigating Genealogy Websites
Details: conference website
- Saturday, April 14, 2012 10:30 a.m.
Quebec Family History Society Public Lecture Series, Beaconsfield, QC
Program: Researching in Vermont (Free Lecture). Presented by Ed McGuire. Ed McGuire of the Vermont French Canadian Genealogical Society will talk about doing family history research in Vermont.
Location Briarwood Presbyterian Church Hall, 70 Beaconsfield Blvd, Beaconsfield, QC, H9W 3Z3
More info: QFHS web site
- Saturday April 14, 2012 2 - 4 pm
Meeting - Simcoe County Branch, Ontario Genealogical Society, Barrie, Ontario
Topic: Fraud Awareness and Genealogy Scams
Presented by R. Brock Godfrey
Where: LDS Church, 79 Ferris Lane, Barrie
Details: Linda Mitchell 705-435-3071
- April 14, 2012, 9:00 a.m.
British Isles Family History Society of Greater Ottawa (BIFHSGO), Ottawa, ON.
Program: 9:00 a.m. "DIGITAL IMAGES FOR YOUR FAMILY TREE - Part 1 of 2" by Brian Glenn, BIFHSGO Director of Research & Projects. 9:30 a.m. 'Browse Discovery Tables and online Links for the United Kingdom and Ireland; meet experienced researchers; enjoy some coffee, tea and cookies." 10:00 a.m. "A BRICK WALL CHISEL - THE CLUSTER RESEARCH PROJECT' by Ruth Blair, PLCGS, Author, Instructor and Lecturer. Visit our web site for more details on the topics and the speakers. Everyone welcome. Free admission. Free parking on lots east of the building.
Where: Library and Archives Canada, 395 Wellington St., Ottawa, ON
- Sunday 15th April 2012
Meeting: Hamilton Branch OGS
Location: Hamilton Room, Hamilton Main Public Library, 55 York Boulevard, Hamilton.
Title: The War of 1812 at the Head of the Lake: Ordinary People, Extraordinary Times.
Name: Cheryl MacDonald.
Brief info: This presentation will be about those people involved in the war of 1812 living in the Brant, Haldimand, Lincoln, Niagara and Wentworth counties.
Contact info: email
- 18th April 2012, 7:30pm
Meeting: Perth Historical Society - Perth, ON
Program: April meeting will mark the 175th anniversary of Canada's 1837 Rebellion, with a presentation by author, and Mississippi Mills councillor, Shaun McLaughlin, drawn from his two recently launched books - one a history and the other an historical fiction - on Canada's 'Patriot War'. Tooney fee.
Where: Perth Museum, 11 Gore St., Town of Perth
Contact info: 905-318-8086 or website
- Wednesdays, 18 April - 9 May 2012: 6:15-8:15 p.m.
Course - Toronto Branch, Ontario Genealogical Society - Toronto, ON
Topic: Advanced English Family History
This 4-session course will focus on the 1700-1837 period - topics will include vital events, parish research, population listings, poor relief, apprenticeship, land tenancy and inheritance records. Instructors: James F.S. Thomson & Joan Read
Where: Toronto Reference Library, 789 Yonge St., Toronto
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