Monday, 30 April 2018

Anniversary Number Four





It is my Fourth Anniversary of blog posting today!   






Thank you readers for following, commenting and encouraging me.

I started this blog on 30 April 2014 to help people find resources to go beyond the birth, marriage and death records in learning about their ancestors. I always tried to do it with a story of one of my ancestors. I hope I have attained that goal and that some of my posts have helped you in your research. 

This past year I did Patricia Greber's  Military Ancestor Challenge in November, and  I completed my Canada 150 posts in December . Since then I slowed down and now I just finished the 2018 Blogging A to Z Challenge. Of all the  genealogy bloggers out there, there were only a handful of us that did the challenge in the genealogy category. 

Let's see what the next year will bring!!

D

Friday, 27 April 2018

High Fives - April 27, 2018




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.







There are no posts that interested me enough to get my High Five this week. 



Catch up on my Blogging A to Z challenge. 


For more genealogy weekend reading, see what posts these bloggers liked...
Saturday – Gail Dever, Crème de la Crème
Sunday – Randy Seaver, Best of the Genea-Blogs

Friday, 20 April 2018

High Fives - April 20, 2018




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 VAFHO - Victorian Association of Family History Organisations Inc
I wish we had this in Canada, I have a few ancestors who were nurses.


We’ll Show You How to Use It
~by Kate Jackson at Family History Daily
Good step by step explanation on using GEDmatch, the DNA Central if you will, where the DNA data you got from one of the big providers can do a meet and greet with those of other providers. Everyone should upload to GEDmatch !! Read more for the why and how!


~by Gusto
I posted on my Facebook group page yesterday morning about the email I received from Ancestry telling of their partnership with Gusto (food channel in my Telus Optik package) for this casting call. I thought it warranted my putting here in case one of my Canadian readers missed it and would like to enter.





Catch up on my Blogging A to Z challenge. 


For more genealogy weekend reading, see what posts these bloggers liked...
Saturday – Gail Dever, Crème de la Crème
Sunday – Randy Seaver, Best of the Genea-Blogs



Friday, 13 April 2018

High Fives - April 13, 2018




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 Judy G Russell at The Legal Genealogist
Great idea!  I’m going to check what the populations were where my ancestors lived.


~by Wendy at Jollett etc
You know by now I am doing the A to Z Blogging challenge this year.  One of the bloggers I am following is Wendy Mathias who is writing about the family heirlooms she inherited. I love that she has a story for every item she has. Click the A to Z in the right column.


~at Library and Archives Canada Blog
April 9th was Vimy Ridge Day and a few bloggers paid tribute.





Catch up on my Blogging A to Z challenge. 


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

Friday, 6 April 2018

High Fives - April 6, 2018




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 Donna Moughty at Donna’s Irish Genealogy Resources
I started a file, not only for wrong certificates, but also for newspaper clippings and book mentions of same surname, as I may find down the road that they are related!


~by Judy G Russell at The Legal Genealogist
The best is to just ask!


~by Rebecca Murray at Library and Archives Canada Blog
Finding Canada land patents before 1867


Domesday: on the record and on the road
~by Dr Jessica Nelson at The National Archives Blog (UK)
I did a write up on searching the Doomsday book you might find helpful. Also shows how you can use the information in your ancestor stories



~by Lynn Palermo at the Armchair Genealogist
I am all of the above… I guess I need to tune in on Tuesday!



Catch up on my Blogging A to Z challenge.


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

Tuesday, 3 April 2018

Our Roots Website - update



Many of you who use the Our Roots website to find books on the history of Canadian towns will have noticed that the site has been down for a while now. It is a site created and hosted by the University of Calgary.

They have just written a news update, and some of the books have been transferred already to their new home.



The format has changed and I'm not sure how I like it, it seems a little more awkward to view the pages.  It doesn't fit on the screen and you have to scroll down to read the whole page, but at least there is a "next" (or choose page number) button on the bottom. You can go full screen and if there was a "next page" button in the full view that would help a lot!



For now I am just thankful that it is finally coming back online, although none of my family ones are done yet.  I'll keep checking back. 




Bazaars, Markets and Fairs




A BAZAAR is a marketplace. Some places had permanent Bazaars, the precursor to the mall, and in some countries called a mall. 



Some were outdoors with different shops or stalls, and some indoors with booths. It was prestigious to finally get a place near the door or entrance. 



15 Sept 1642, France
Nicholas Albert, drapery merchant, sold to Francois Maupetit a stall located at the halls in the drapery row and which contained a trove (bay), for the sum of 40 livres which he paid in cash.

At times a short-lived Bazaar would occur during the year, perhaps when a special shipment of items newly arrived from overseas, or for a fundraiser for a charity. 

Some markets were just for livestock and breeders would come from all around to sell their cattle, pigs, sheep and horses. My Bruce ancestors went to many town markets in Devonshire to sell their cattle.


(A stot is a castrated male calf and a quey is a female calf)



A FAIR was a local gathering to sell homemade goods or their farm products, present their best livestock and participate in contests.  They typically occur at different times throughout the year so a person could travel to fairs in a different town. 




I went to many Fairs in the small down where I grew up and it was always an exciting event to look forward to.  It was mostly homemade crafts and baked goods for display and sale, with games and costume parades for the kids. As I got older I helped out my grandmother at her church bazaars in the city. 

My kids grew up in a more rural area and the yearly fair they looked forward to had farm equipment exhibits, livestock exhibitions, horseback riding events, tractor pull, etc as well as the craft and baked goods displays. 



Relevant links

Souvenir and handbook of Feill a' Chomuinn Ghaidhealaich (The Highland Association Bazaar) 1907

Report of the Christmas Bazaar: Ladies' Hospital Relief Assn, Rochester N.Y 1863

Davis Brothers Golden Rule Bazaar (San Francisco)

Grand Bazaar: School of Industrial Art, Philadelphia 1896

Old Moore's almanack: Fairs and Markets in England 1862




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