Monday, September 29, 2014

Genealogy Magic Revealed

GENEALOGY MAGIC REVEALED
Presented by Pat Ryan
Oct 4, 2014
at the Kerry Vickar Centre
206 Bemster Ave E
Melfort, SK
TOPICS
Library and Archives Canada researching using their almost 1000 FREE databases

Maps - learn how important maps, atlas and gazeteers are to our research and how to use them.








Join renowned genealogist Pat Ryan for a day of learning new tips and tricks to


help you find your ancestors. Bring your Internet capable device and use the


FREE Wi-Fi to work along with Pat searching for your own ancestors or sit


beside someone who is.


-Sessions run from 9:00am to 12 noon, 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm


-Fee for this seminar is $50.00 which includes beverages and dainties.


-Bring a bag lunch or you may also visit one of Melfort’s many restaurants but


you just might miss out on some interesting noon hour chatter!


-For more information email Lois Neighbour at

l.neighbour@sasktel.net


-Early registration would be greatly appreciated and may be submitted to:


Lorne Kish, Box 279, Melfort, Sask. or contact at

lorne.kish@gmail.com


Hope to see you on Oct. 4
th.!!!!!


Genealogy Magic: LAC + Maps + Pat = FUN





Library and Archives Canada [LAC] has a mandate to collect and preserve historical


information about Canada. That includes personal details about our ancestors!


People get their information differently these days. We use the Internet and aren’t we


lucky! LAC has a wonderful

FREE website, but for a few years now it seems to be under


continual revision. This creates havoc for genealogists. What was there last year is now


hidden, making it often impossible to locate, and therefore useless to us. And new


databases are not easily found, even though there are close to 1,000 of them!!


Spend the day learning new tricks, and learn how to drill down through the layers upon


layers to get to those all-important

FREE databases that hold answers to our ancestral


questions. You won’t believe what’s there!!


Pat is always saying “

You can’t do genealogy without maps, atlases, and gazetteers”.


Come see what she’s talking about. Learn how to use these tools to break down your


brick walls, or at least answer some questions you’ve long wondered about. We’ll also


look at how to find the specific maps & gazetteers you need … mostly all free and


online. Oh yes, and what exactly *is* a gazetteer, why do I need it, and where do I find


it?


The 1921 Canadian census was released last year, but it is full of mysteries even


though it has been fully indexed on Ancestry.com. We’ll have a look at how to overcome


the obstacles that plague us all – mostly ‘wild’ spelling of names. We’ll also look at


numerous anomalies in our censuses, and how to find the most obscure details most


folks miss.


We all learn best by doing! It’s great to listen, perhaps take notes, and think you’ve ‘got


it’ … until you get home and begin, and that’s when details become a little foggy. Sound


familiar?

So please be sure to bring along your laptop, tablet, phone or whatever


electronic device you use to access the Internet as you’ll be using it most of the day. Or


plan to sit beside someone you can share devices with. Everyone will have free Internet


access during the day. Truly folks, this is your chance to actually DO research with an


experienced instructor who will do her best to not let you get lost. Remember, we all


learn best by doing. But don’t stay home because you don’t have a portable device –


you can still participate, learn, and have fun!


I’m looking forward to working with you all. Let’s see how much we can find, together!


Kind Regards,

Pat Ryan


Saturday, September 27, 2014

Strangers In The Box


Strangers In The Box

Come, look with me inside this drawer,
In this box I've often seen,
At the pictures, black and white,
Faces proud, still, and serene.
I wish I knew the people,
These strangers in the box,
Their names and all their memories,
Are lost among my socks.
I wonder what their lives were like,
How did they spend their days?
What about their special times?
I'll never know their ways.
If only someone had taken time,
To tell, who, what, where, and when,
These faces of my heritage,
Would come to life again.
Could this become the fate,
Of the pictures we take today?
The faces and the memories,
Someday to be passed away?
Take time to save your stories,
Seize the opportunity when it knocks,
Or someday you and yours,
Could be strangers in the box.


author Pam Harazim,

Friday, September 26, 2014

Canadian National Railway Immigrant Records, 1937-1960

About Canada, Canadian National Railway Immigrant Records, 1937-1960

The Canadian National Railway (CNR) compiled records on immigrants that included details on family structure, origins, settlement in Canada, and progress. This collection includes immigrant questionnaires, service placement details, and various correspondence regarding applications for settlement. The content of these records varied and you may run across multiple records referencing the same immigrant. Records were kept in both English and French.

http://search.ancestry.ca/search/db.aspx?dbid=9211

Thursday, September 25, 2014

England & Wales BMD- New on Familysearch


Since the start of the month FamilySearch.org have been adding civil registration birth, marriage and death indexes for England and Wales to their database. Taken from the transcription of the GRO indexes made by FindMyPast, they were made independent of the transcriptions by FreeBMD. The indexes include name, record type, year, quarter, district, county, volume, and page number, information that can be used to order certificates from 

www.gro.gov.uk/GRO/content/certificates/default.asp

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Your Fondest Grandma Stories


From the FamilySearch Blog


If you could share ONE story about your grandma, what would it be? That’s the question nonprofit FamilySearch International (FamilySearch.org) is nudging people worldwide to respond to as part of its worldwide #meetmygrandma social media campaign, September 20-30. FamilySearch is seeking 10,000 stories in 10 days to kick off the global initiative where descendants are invited to share and preserve online or through a mobile app the fond memories or stories about their grandmothers’ charms or idiosyncrasies. Find out more at FamilySearch.org/MeetMyGrandma.


The launch of the initiative runs from September 20–30, but the campaign will run indefinitely. Go to FamilySearch.org/meetmygrandma for more information.

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

A Library at Your Fingertips, This Weeks Legacy Webinar



A Library at Your Fingertips - the Internet Archive
by Maureen Taylor
September 24, 2014, 2:00pm Eastern More Details & Registration

A Library at Your Fingertips - the Internet Archive Genealogies, local histories, historic publications and more are available through the Internet Archive for FREE. This in-depth look at how to use this site covers publications, video and the WayBack machine. This is a live presentation with input from the audience.

Monday, September 22, 2014

Genealogy Magic Revealed

GENEALOGY MAGIC REVEALED
Presented by Pat Ryan
Oct 4, 2014
at the Kerry Vickar Centre
206 Bemster Ave E
Melfort, SK
TOPICS
Library and Archives Canada researching using their almost 1000 FREE databases

Maps - learn how important maps, atlas and gazeteers are to our research and how to use them.








Join renowned genealogist Pat Ryan for a day of learning new tips and tricks to


help you find your ancestors. Bring your Internet capable device and use the


FREE Wi-Fi to work along with Pat searching for your own ancestors or sit


beside someone who is.


-Sessions run from 9:00am to 12 noon, 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm


-Fee for this seminar is $50.00 which includes beverages and dainties.


-Bring a bag lunch or you may also visit one of Melfort’s many restaurants but


you just might miss out on some interesting noon hour chatter!


-For more information email Lois Neighbour at

l.neighbour@sasktel.net


-Early registration would be greatly appreciated and may be submitted to:


Lorne Kish, Box 279, Melfort, Sask. or contact at

lorne.kish@gmail.com


Hope to see you on Oct. 4
th.!!!!!


Genealogy Magic: LAC + Maps + Pat = FUN





Library and Archives Canada [LAC] has a mandate to collect and preserve historical


information about Canada. That includes personal details about our ancestors!


People get their information differently these days. We use the Internet and aren’t we


lucky! LAC has a wonderful

FREE website, but for a few years now it seems to be under


continual revision. This creates havoc for genealogists. What was there last year is now


hidden, making it often impossible to locate, and therefore useless to us. And new


databases are not easily found, even though there are close to 1,000 of them!!


Spend the day learning new tricks, and learn how to drill down through the layers upon


layers to get to those all-important

FREE databases that hold answers to our ancestral


questions. You won’t believe what’s there!!


Pat is always saying “

You can’t do genealogy without maps, atlases, and gazetteers”.


Come see what she’s talking about. Learn how to use these tools to break down your


brick walls, or at least answer some questions you’ve long wondered about. We’ll also


look at how to find the specific maps & gazetteers you need … mostly all free and


online. Oh yes, and what exactly *is* a gazetteer, why do I need it, and where do I find


it?


The 1921 Canadian census was released last year, but it is full of mysteries even


though it has been fully indexed on Ancestry.com. We’ll have a look at how to overcome


the obstacles that plague us all – mostly ‘wild’ spelling of names. We’ll also look at


numerous anomalies in our censuses, and how to find the most obscure details most


folks miss.


We all learn best by doing! It’s great to listen, perhaps take notes, and think you’ve ‘got


it’ … until you get home and begin, and that’s when details become a little foggy. Sound


familiar?

So please be sure to bring along your laptop, tablet, phone or whatever


electronic device you use to access the Internet as you’ll be using it most of the day. Or


plan to sit beside someone you can share devices with. Everyone will have free Internet


access during the day. Truly folks, this is your chance to actually DO research with an


experienced instructor who will do her best to not let you get lost. Remember, we all


learn best by doing. But don’t stay home because you don’t have a portable device –


you can still participate, learn, and have fun!


I’m looking forward to working with you all. Let’s see how much we can find, together!


Kind Regards,

Pat Ryan


Sunday, September 21, 2014

This Weeks Branch Meetings



Just a reminder of this weeks Branch meetings

 

Swift Current Branch

4th Monday except June to August & December

7:00 pm at 321 N. Railway Street East

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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

 

 

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

 

 

 

South-East Branch

 

4th Saturday at 1:30 pm

 

At the Oxbow Library April & October

At the Carnduff Library March, May, September & November

 

Saturday, September 20, 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;



beverleygutenberg@sasktel.net








For more information on these and other volunteer opportunities, please

contact Lisa Warren at


saskgenealogy@sasktel.net or call 306-780-9207

Friday, September 19, 2014

The Ottawa Citizen Births Marriages and Deaths 1879-1885

Thanks to the Ottawa Branch Ontario Genealogical Society

11 September 2014


The Ottawa Citizen, Births, Marriages and Deaths, 1879-1885.


The Ottawa Citizen, Births, Marriages and Deaths, 1879-1885.
Ottawa Branch Publication No. 14-02. ISBN: 0-7779-5014-2. $25.00


This new Ottawa Branch publication includes all birth, marriage and death notices published in The Ottawa Citizen from 1879 through 1885. It bridges the gap between previously published birth, marriage and death collections for Ottawa newspapers. As the capital of the new Dominion of Canada grew quite rapidly in the years following Confederation, this publication contains a wealth of vital data, particularly for most prominent politicians, both local and national. As usual at the time, the death notices provide interesting reading on their own. The publication is available online through the Ontario Genealogical Society e-store at http://www.ogs.on.ca/ogsnewcart/ or by mail order through the Ottawa Branch catalog at http://ogsottawa.on.ca/publication-price-list/.

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Scottish Indexes



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.



Wednesday, September 17, 2014

FREE THIS WEEKEND: Ancestry & LostCousins




FREE THIS WEEKEND: Ancestry & LostCousins ENDS SUNDAY/MONDAY

This weekend both Ancestry.co.uk and LostCousins will be free - so it's a great opportunity to research your collateral lines and add extra relatives to your My Ancestors page. The Ancestry offer runs from Saturday to Sunday and includes over 1 billion UK records, but the LostCousins offer starts on Friday and runs right through until Monday!

 

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

British Home Children in Canada


If anyone is researching their British Home Child Ancestor be sure to check out Lori Oschefski's site British Home Children of Canada


 
 
She has travelled to Saskatchewan and place flowers at St Columba Cemetery near Tuxford in honour of Albert McCarthy a Home Child that had come to Saskatchewan and died here on October 7, 1900 at the age of 12 of Scarlet Fever.
 
 

Monday, September 15, 2014

Genealogy Magic Revealed

GENEALOGY MAGIC REVEALED
Presented by Pat Ryan
Oct 4, 2014
at the Kerry Vickar Centre
206 Bemster Ave E
Melfort, SK
TOPICS
Library and Archives Canada researching using their almost 1000 FREE databases

Maps - learn how important maps, atlas and gazeteers are to our research and how to use them.








Join renowned genealogist Pat Ryan for a day of learning new tips and tricks to


help you find your ancestors. Bring your Internet capable device and use the


FREE Wi-Fi to work along with Pat searching for your own ancestors or sit


beside someone who is.


-Sessions run from 9:00am to 12 noon, 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm


-Fee for this seminar is $50.00 which includes beverages and dainties.


-Bring a bag lunch or you may also visit one of Melfort’s many restaurants but


you just might miss out on some interesting noon hour chatter!


-For more information email Lois Neighbour at

l.neighbour@sasktel.net


-Early registration would be greatly appreciated and may be submitted to:


Lorne Kish, Box 279, Melfort, Sask. or contact at

lorne.kish@gmail.com


Hope to see you on Oct. 4
th.!!!!!


Genealogy Magic: LAC + Maps + Pat = FUN





Library and Archives Canada [LAC] has a mandate to collect and preserve historical


information about Canada. That includes personal details about our ancestors!


People get their information differently these days. We use the Internet and aren’t we


lucky! LAC has a wonderful

FREE website, but for a few years now it seems to be under


continual revision. This creates havoc for genealogists. What was there last year is now


hidden, making it often impossible to locate, and therefore useless to us. And new


databases are not easily found, even though there are close to 1,000 of them!!


Spend the day learning new tricks, and learn how to drill down through the layers upon


layers to get to those all-important

FREE databases that hold answers to our ancestral


questions. You won’t believe what’s there!!


Pat is always saying “

You can’t do genealogy without maps, atlases, and gazetteers”.


Come see what she’s talking about. Learn how to use these tools to break down your


brick walls, or at least answer some questions you’ve long wondered about. We’ll also


look at how to find the specific maps & gazetteers you need … mostly all free and


online. Oh yes, and what exactly *is* a gazetteer, why do I need it, and where do I find


it?


The 1921 Canadian census was released last year, but it is full of mysteries even


though it has been fully indexed on Ancestry.com. We’ll have a look at how to overcome


the obstacles that plague us all – mostly ‘wild’ spelling of names. We’ll also look at


numerous anomalies in our censuses, and how to find the most obscure details most


folks miss.


We all learn best by doing! It’s great to listen, perhaps take notes, and think you’ve ‘got


it’ … until you get home and begin, and that’s when details become a little foggy. Sound


familiar?

So please be sure to bring along your laptop, tablet, phone or whatever


electronic device you use to access the Internet as you’ll be using it most of the day. Or


plan to sit beside someone you can share devices with. Everyone will have free Internet


access during the day. Truly folks, this is your chance to actually DO research with an


experienced instructor who will do her best to not let you get lost. Remember, we all


learn best by doing. But don’t stay home because you don’t have a portable device –


you can still participate, learn, and have fun!


I’m looking forward to working with you all. Let’s see how much we can find, together!


Kind Regards,

Pat Ryan