Thursday, November 27, 2014

Clare County Ireland

Yet more transcriptions from Clare County Library

 Clare County Library has had a busy month of website uploads. Having added five new sets of transcriptions just over a week ago (see blogpost), three more have been added in the last few days. They are headstone inscriptions from the graveyards of Kilmaleery, Kilconry and Clonloghan, and the dates recorded range from 1765 to 1996. The main family names from Kilmaleery are McMahon, Frawley, Fahy and McInerney; in Kilconry they are Donohue/O’Donoghue, Burke, McMahon and McNamara; while the prominent surnames in Clonloghan are Hannan/Hannon, Hastings, Hickey, Moroney and Corbett. The transcriptions have been taken from surveys carried out by Pat Carrig for OBAIR Newmarket-on-Fergus in the late 1990s. His original survey notebooks were lent to the library by Canon Reuben Butler. - See more at:

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Scottish Indexes

Launch of a new website,,

Graham and Emma Maxwell, genealogists at Maxwell Ancestry, are pleased to bring you this new website with even more indexes to help you trace your Scottish family tree online. We have a large collection of indexes, from unique sources such as prison and court records to more commonly used sources such as birth, marriage, death and census records. While currently many of our records are from the south of Scotland, our Quaker records and mental health records cover all of Scotland. We will also be adding more records from other areas of Scotland soon. Click here to see the coverage of each of our record sets or just start your search below and see what you can find.

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Essex Wills

To continue to mark the upload of digital images of a further 22,500 wills to our Essex Ancestors online subscription service (more on this here), here is a brilliant example of the kind of detail wills can give us about life in the past…

You can access Essex Ancestors from home as a subscriber, before you subscribe please check that the documents you need exist and have been digitised at
You can view a handy video guide to using Essex Ancestors here.

Sunday, November 23, 2014

This Weeks Branch Meetings

Just a reminder of this weeks Branch meetings

4thMonday of the Month 

Swift Current Branch

4th Monday except June to August & December

7:00 pm at 321 N. Railway Street East
4th Tuesday of the Month
Moose Jaw Branch
4th Tuesday except July, August and December
7:00 pm at the Moose Jaw Public Library
Herb Taylor Room
Pangman Branch
April to June & August to October
4th Tuesday 7:00 pm at the Southeast Regional Library
January to March
4th Saturday at 1:30 pm at Southeast Regional Library
Regina Branch
4th Tuesday except June to August & December
7:00 pm at SGS Library
1514 11th Avenue
4th Wednesday of the Month
 Central Butte Branch
4th Wednesday except July and August
7:30 various locations

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Volunteers Needed

We have the following openings for Volunteers

Library Cataloguing (to new Library system)

Opportunity located at SGS Library and Research Room, Regina, SK

Monday – Friday, 10:00 am – 4:30 pm

one – two hour sessions (or longer if volunteer wishes)

transfer information from old catalogue to new

Computer Corner

contributor to the SGS Bulletin “Computer Corner”

provide information on new websites of interest to genealogists

provide information on new technology of interest to genealogists

answer simple technical queries

test and recommend site and software

other information as deemed useful to genealogist

SRI Indexing and Proofing

Index SGS resources as determined by the SRI Co-ordinator

work from home

data entry, proofing and correcting

Obituary Database Entry

work from home and minimal training required

extract information from obituary images provided by SGS

Indexing United Church Records pre-1926

Location: Saskatchewan Archives, Saskatoon, SK

One – two hour sessions (or longer if volunteer wishes)

Contact: Bev Gutenberg, Saskatoon;


For more information on these and other volunteer opportunities, please

contact Lisa Warren at or call 306-780-9207

Thursday, November 20, 2014

National Genealogy Conference

Save the Date: National Genealogy Conference

July 17—19, 2015
At historic Pier 21, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
One of Canada’s most prominent authorities on Genealogy, Dave will provide excellent information and guidance for genealogists of all levels of experience.
Conference topics and activities will include:
• DNA testing in Genealogy
• History of immigration into Nova Scotia
• Recording family history through photography, digital filing and citing sources
• Best practices for beginner & intermediate genealogists
• Tour of the Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21
• Visit to the Titanic Graveyard
Come be a part of this inaugural event!
Conference information and registration coming soon
Questions? Contact Heidi Wilker at or call 905-457-2092

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Saskatchewan Newspapers online

The first stage of an ambitious project to digitize newspapers from across Saskatchewan from 1878 through to the mid 1960s is now online. Available at the moment are newspapers published during the first part of the Great War period, most for 1914 and 1915.

You can browse page images, they are ordered alphabetically by month and date. You can also search by keywords within the newspaper name and within article headlines, as well as by the community associated with the newspaper. They hope to add a search functions to include the full text of the newspapers (which is reliant on the Optical Character Recognition), as well as to implement a controlled vocabulary of subject headings in the indefinite future.

Newspapers and years available are: Alameda Dispatch - 1914, 1915; Carlyle Herald - 1914; Cupar Herald - 1914, 1915; Elrose Review - 1915; Svoboda ( Jersey City, NJ) - 1914; Lloydminster Times and District News - 1914; Lloydminster Review - 1914; (Melfort) Journal - 1915; Melfort Moon - 1914, 1915;  Milestone Mail - 1914, 1915;  (Moosomin) World-Spectator - 1914, 1915; St. Peter's Bote (Munster) - 1914, 1915; Nokomis Times - 1915; Rosetown Eagle - 1914, 1915;  (Saskatoon) Saturday Press - 1914, 1915; (Saskatoon) Whip - 1915; Strassburg Mountaineer - 1914, 1915; Viscount Sun - 1914, 1915; Wadena Herald - 1914, 1915; Wakaw Recorder - 1914, 1915; Watson Witness - 1914, 1915; (Whitewood) Herald - 1914, 1915; Wilkie Press - 1914, 1915; Wolseley News - 1914, 1915; Yorkton Enterprise - 1914, 1915.

Start at

Monday, November 17, 2014

Familysearch Updated

FamilySearch Adds More Than 3.7 Million Indexed Records and Images to Australia, Canada, Isle of Man, South Africa, and the United States

FamilySearch adds more than 3.7 million indexed records and images to Australia, Canada, Isle of Man, South Africa, and the United States. Notable collection updates include the 1,395,009 images from the Canada, Nova Scotia Probate Records, 1760-1993 collection; the 396,405 images and 396,405 indexed recordsfrom the US, BillionGraves Index collection; and the 389,387 indexed records from the South Africa, Church of the Province of South Africa, Parish Registers, 1801-2004 collection. See the table below for the full list of updates. Search these diverse collections and more than 3.5 billion other records for free Full Story

Sunday, November 16, 2014

This Weeks Branch Meetings

Just a reminder of the Branch Meetings this week

3rd Tuesday of the month

 West Central Branch

3rd Tuesday April to June & September to November

9:30 am at Wheatland Regional Library


 Weyburn Branch

3rd Tuesday except July and August

6:30 pm at Weyburn Public Library
3rd Wednesday of the month
Battleford Branch
3rd Wednesday except May to August & December
7:00 pm at the North Battleford Library
Grasslands Branch
3rd Wednesday except May to August & December
7:30 pm Mankota RM Office
Pipestone Branch
3rd Wednesday except June to August & December
7:30 pm Moosomin Public Library
3rd Thursday of the month
Saskatoon Branch
3rd Thursday of the month except July and August
7:00 PM in the Albert Community Centre,
3rd Floor, 610 Clarence Ave S.

4thSaturday at 1:30 pm
South-East Branch
At the Oxbow Library April & October
At the Carnduff Library March, May, September & November

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Upcoming Webinar

Using Evernote for Genealogy
by Lisa Louise Cooke
November 19, 2014, 2:00pm Eastern         

Friday, November 14, 2014

Family Tree Magazine Webinars

3. Family Tree Magazine Webinars
Family Tree Magazine and Family Tree University offer both live and downloadable on-demand webinars with how-to advice on genealogy topics from online research to brick walls to researching ancestors in various states, with research strategies, tips and pointers to the best online tools. Some are free, while others require a fee to register. Look for both live upcoming webinars, as well as archived webinars. More »