Sunday, 31 December 2017

Canada 150 - The Irish in Canada






During our country's 150th anniversary celebration of confederation I will write posts titled Canada 150 with a link to a publication or website I find that may help you tell the story of your Canadian ancestors.
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Today I have for you...



The Irishman in Canada


Published C1877





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This concludes the Canada 150 series. 
You can now download the list of links for Canada 150 Part II
Part I is listed under the Resources tab in the above menu. 

Thank you for following this series. 


  

Friday, 29 December 2017

High Fives - December 29, 2017




High Fives are articles or blog posts I have read during the week that I find interesting, and perhaps are pertinent to my research. Sometimes there are only a couple and sometimes there are quite a few.



~by Lisa Cooke at Genealogy Gems Blog
I don't know from cars, then or now, so this article really interests me. I have a few old photos with cars in them.


~by Yvette Hoitink at Dutch Genealogy
I did get back to one ancestor line who was falcon master to King William the Lion when he was in residence at the Castle of Kincardine. The name Falconer was later adopted as a surname.


~by Thomas McEntee at Abundant Genealogy
Sometimes if you feel lost, it is good to just start over.



~by DiAnn Lamarino at Fortify Your Family Tree
During her first year of blogging DiAnn has given us lots of tips for getting organized to help us do a better job at researching and documenting. Thanks DiAnn, and we look forward to the coming year!  






For more exciting weekend reading, see what posts these bloggers liked...

Saturday – Gail Dever, Crème de la Crème

Sunday – Randy Seaver, Best of the Genea-Blogs




Wednesday, 27 December 2017

Canada 150 - Québec Court Records






During our country's 150th anniversary celebration of confederation I will write posts titled Canada 150 with a link to a publication or website I find that may help you tell the story of your Canadian ancestors.
Click on the Canada 150 label on the right or at the bottom to see all the posts.




Today I have for you...



Court Records of the Province of Québec







Cases from all over the province



See cases, such as this one, brought before the court..



Also cases heard in Montreal courts..



You can also check at HathiTrust for other records. 



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Tuesday, 26 December 2017

A Gift of Stories



Those of you who are getting to know me, and follow this blog and The Days of Their Lives blog, know that I am all about telling the stories of our ancestors. My cousins, aunts, siblings, children and even some of the older grandchildren all enjoy the articles I've posted and the books I have published about our ancestors and their families, their lives, their successes and their struggles. 

But what about MY stories?  That is the question my daughter asked herself and thought about as she was thinking about what gift to get me for Christmas. It is fine to learn all about the ancestors, but the kids wanted to know about my life too! What was it like growing up? What were my thoughts and dreams?

me age 7

I was surprised and delighted to receive (via email) the gift of StoryWorth
Every week I will get an email with a prompt to tell a story.  My story will be sent to the person who bought me the gift and anyone else I want to add to the list. This was part of the email I received...




Your stories can be as long or as short as you want, and you can even include photos! The one purchasing the gift can choose/ask questions or have random questions sent. You can take as long as you want to answer the questions and catch up any time.  The questions are saved on your account. 

At the end of the year I will receive a beautifully bound 6" x 9" book with all my stories, that I can share with or pass down to my children and grandchildren.

You can buy this for a family member, or even for yourself!

I can't wait to get started!!!



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Sunday, 24 December 2017

Canada 150 - The North-West Territories Gazette






During our country's 150th anniversary celebration of confederation I will write posts titled Canada 150 with a link to a publication or website I find that may help you tell the story of your Canadian ancestors.
Click on the Canada 150 label on the right or at the bottom to see all the posts.




Today I have for you...


The North-West Territory Gazette




This Gazette included Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba.  There are notices of appointments and licenses issued.






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Friday, 22 December 2017

High Fives - December 22, 2017



High Fives are articles or blog posts I have read during the week that I find interesting, and perhaps are pertinent to my research. Sometimes there are only a couple and sometimes there are quite a few.





~by Yvonne Seale
Was Joseph the ideal of what it means to be a father?


Family Time Capsule Ornament
~by Sharla Kostelyk at The Chaos and the Clutter
Family Tree Magazine shared on Facebook this website telling how to make a time capsule ornament for your tree.  How can you expand on this idea for genealogy?


Blog Caroling 2017
~by LindaRae Palmer at footnoteMaven
Tune in tomorrow (Saturday, December 23rd) on her blog to go caroling with your favourite bloggers, and see which holiday tune they pick as most meaningful to them.


Accentuate the Positive Geneameme 2017
~by Jill Ball at GeniAus
Even if you don’t write a blog, it is encouraging to remind yourself of all the great genealogy finds you had this year.







For more exciting weekend reading, see what posts these bloggers liked...

Saturday – Gail Dever, Crème de la Crème

Sunday – Randy Seaver, Best of the Genea-Blogs




Thursday, 21 December 2017

Blog Caroling - Softly the Night is Sleeping




I've decided to have a little Christmas fun and accept the challenge by "footnote Maven" to write a blog post about my favourite Christmas carol. 





We did a lot of Christmas caroling when I was young. I sang in the choir at church. A bunch of the townsfolk would get together and go house to house, sometimes being invited in for refreshments. With the Girl Guides we went to senior homes and hospitals. At our family Christmas party my uncle would play piano and we'd gather round and sing all our favourites. At our house on Christmas Eve my grandmother would play piano and we would all sing, being drowned out by Gramp's big booming voice, until my mother sent us off to bed. I loved singing with a group because no one noticed my exuberant but off-key voice.

It is hard for me to pick one favourite. 

There was a family friend (who has since tragically died) that used to call every year and sing O Holy Night to me over the phone. 

I like to dance to Boney M's Mary's Boy Child/Oh My Lord and Jose Feliciano singing Feliz Navadad every year as I decorate our little Christmas tree.


But in honour of my beloved mother I pick this song to blog carol with you.

My Mom and I had a favourite we would play on the piano and sing along almost every day at Christmas time. Our piano was in an alcove off the living room, with a floor to ceiling window that looked out onto the snow-filled front yard, and the life size Santa and Carolers my Dad had made in his workshop.   



Softly the Night is Sleeping
written by Edward A Washburn


1. Softly the night is sleeping,
On Bethlehem’s peaceful hill
Silent the shepherds watching,
The gentle flocks are still;
Hark! Hear the wondrous music
Falls from the open sky
Valley and cliff reecho
Glory to God on high!

Chorus
Glory to God it rings again,
Peace on earth, good will to men.
Glory to God it rings again,
Glory to God


2. Come with the gladsome shepherds,
Quick hast’ning from the fold,
Come with the wise men bringing
Incense and myrrh and gold;
Come to Him poor and lowly,
Around the cradle throng,
Come with your hearts of sunshine,
And sing the angels’ song.
Chorus


3. Weave ye the wreath unfading,
The fir tree and the pine,
Green from the snows of winter,
To deck the holy shrine;
Bring ye the happy children,
For this is Christmas morn:
Jesus the sinless infant,
Jesus the Lord is born. 

Chorus


   

The Christmas song booklet we played from had a bit of a different arrangement, but this is one I found that is close. It is not that well known, so there aren't many videos of it.








My Great Granny Mavor reminds us to be generous this holiday season!




 

Wednesday, 20 December 2017

Canada 150 - The Newfoundland and British North America Society








During our country's 150th anniversary celebration of confederation I will write posts titled Canada 150 with a link to a publication or website I find that may help you tell the story of your Canadian ancestors.
Click on the Canada 150 label on the right or at the bottom to see all the posts.




Today I have for you...


Newfoundland and British North America Society 
for Educating the Poor






The back has names of Newfoundland residents who have contributed






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Sunday, 17 December 2017

Canada 150 - The Quebec Garrison Club








During our country's 150th anniversary celebration of confederation I will write posts titled Canada 150 with a link to a publication or website I find that may help you tell the story of your Canadian ancestors.
Click on the Canada 150 label on the right or at the bottom to see all the posts.




Today I have for you...

The Quebec Garrison Club





The Quebec Garrison Club was established as a social club on 11 September 1879 by French and English military officers that were stationed in Quebec City. It remains today a members-only club. 
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Friday, 15 December 2017

High Fives - December 15, 2017






High Fives are articles or blog posts I have read during the week that I find interesting, and perhaps are pertinent to my research. Sometimes there are only a couple and sometimes there are quite a few.



~by Candice McDonald at Finding Your Canadian Story
Since my husband’s ancestors were in the fur trade, I have been over this site many times.  Still, Candi managed to show me parts of the site I have never visited. Thanks!


~by Amelia Soth at JSTOR Daily
Interesting post about a 17th Century sign language


~by Sharn White on Family History 4U
Informative post on Cause Papers. I never heard of them! Use the advanced search to stick to a county.


New Content and LAFRANCE Update on Genealogy Quebec
~by InstitutDruin at Généalogie Québec
~by Gail Dever at Genealogy à la carte
I was waiting to publish today so I could add this post by Gail… I didn’t want anyone to miss it.  





For more exciting weekend reading, see what posts these bloggers liked...

Saturday – Gail Dever, Crème de la Crème

Sunday – Randy Seaver, Best of the Genea-Blogs





Wednesday, 13 December 2017

Alberta Medical Register






During our country's 150th anniversary celebration of confederation I will write posts titled Canada 150 with a link to a publication or website I find that may help you tell the story of your Canadian ancestors.
Click on the Canada 150 label on the right or at the bottom to see all the posts.





Today I have for you...


The Alberta medical Register


1911

The Alberta Medical Register was published by the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Alberta




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Monday, 11 December 2017

Database of London's Livery Companies




The project began in 2008 with creating the database of the Clothworkers' Company, Apprenticeship and Freeman records, and has since added ten other companies. 




Most worshipful companies of trades started as an association of artisans that set regulations for the trade, kept track of the doings of apprenticeships and masters, and paid for funerals. Many are now social and charitable associations.    




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Sunday, 10 December 2017

Canada 150 - Winnipeg War Sketches






During our country's 150th anniversary celebration of confederation I will write posts titled Canada 150 with a link to a publication or website I find that may help you tell the story of your Canadian ancestors.
Click on the Canada 150 label on the right or at the bottom to see all the posts.




Today I have for you...


Winnipeg War Sketches 1885




Images, names of killed, wounded and prisoners, and sketches of some officers. 



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Friday, 8 December 2017

High Fives - December 8, 2017



High Fives are articles or blog posts I have read during the week that I find interesting, and perhaps are pertinent to my research. Sometimes there are only a couple and sometimes there are quite a few.


Several posts and news clips this week were honouring the victims of the Halifax Explosion that occurred a hundred years ago on December 6, 1917. My great uncle Wilfred Tait may have been there to witness it, or perhaps to help in the aftermath, as he was in the Navy Reserves at that time. 

Here are some of the posts for the anniversary of the disaster.



~by Meghan Groff at Halifax Today


~by Valerie Casbourn at Library and Archives Canada Blog


~by Gail Dever at Genealogy à la Carte


~by James Sullivan at Boston Globe Magazine


~by Dan Conlin at The Marine Curator



Because the explosion at Halifax is more globally known, it tends to overshadow another anniversary - that of the Massacre at l'École Polytechnique de Montréal, December 6, 1989. Here are a couple of posts written by those who honoured these victims...


~by John D Reid at Canada’s Anglo-Celtic Connections


~by Heather Barnabe at Huffington Post



I hope you have read down this far, because this is pretty good news for those who have ancestors from Paris, France...

~by Anne Morddel at The French Genealogy Blog






For more exciting weekend reading, see what posts these bloggers liked...

Saturday – Gail Dever, Crème de la Crème

Sunday – Randy Seaver, Best of the Genea-Blogs





Wednesday, 6 December 2017

Canada 150 - Bay of Quinte, Ont






During our country's 150th anniversary celebration of confederation I will write posts titled Canada 150 with a link to a publication or website I find that may help you tell the story of your Canadian ancestors.
Click on the Canada 150 label on the right or at the bottom to see all the posts.




Today I have for you...


Pioneer life on the Bay of Quinte, Ontario





With genealogies of some early families.



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