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


saskgenealogy@sasktel.net 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
KEYNOTE SPEAKER DAVE OBEE
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 heidi.wilker@visiontravel.ca 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 http://sabnewspapers.usask.ca/

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 atFamilySearch.org. 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 »

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Family History Fair Nov 15th


The Yorkton Branch of the Saskatchewan Genealogical Society will be holding a Family History Fair at the Western Development Museum on Saturday November 15,2014 at 9.00 A.M. It will be an all day affair starting with registrations at 8.30 A.M. and running till about 4.30 P.M. This fair is being held with the permission of Roots Tech and their program is being used.We were given permission to download and use their programs at a Family History Fair. The programming is excellent and the only problem is deciding which ones to use first.We intend to use this fair to generate more interest in Genealogy and the preservation of family history.We did not intend to make this a province wide session, because of our limited resources and space. Hopefully it will generate more local interest and increase membership for next year. 

 Dave Skilnick

President 

Saskatchewan Genealogical Society

Yorkton Branch

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Remembrance Day

10 Quick Facts on... Remembrance Day


Remembrance Day was first observed in 1919 throughout the British Commonwealth. It was originally called “Armistice Day” to commemorate armistice agreement that ended the First World War on Monday, November 11, 1918, at 11 a.m.—on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month.
  1. From 1921 to 1930, Armistice Day was held on the Monday of the week in which November 11 fell. In 1931, Alan Neill, Member of Parliament for Comox–Alberni, introduced a bill to observe Armistice Day only on November 11. Passed by the House of Commons, the bill also changed the name to “Remembrance Day”. The first Remembrance Day was observed on November 11, 1931.
  2. Every year on November 11, Canadians pause in a moment of silence to honour and remember the men and women who have served, and continue to serve Canada during times of war, conflict and peace. We remember the more than 1,500,000 Canadians who have served throughout our nation’s history and the more than 118,000 who made the ultimate sacrifice.
  3. The poppy is the symbol of Remembrance Day. Replica poppies are sold by the Royal Canadian Legion to provide assistance to Veterans.
  4. Remembrance Day is a federal statutory holiday in Canada. It is also a statutory holiday in three territories (Yukon, Northwest Territories and Nunavut) and in six provinces (British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island and Newfoundland and Labrador).
  5. The national ceremony is held at the National War Memorial in Ottawa. The Governor General of Canada presides over the ceremony. It is also attended by the Prime Minister, other government officials, representatives of Veterans’ organizations, diplomatic representatives, other dignitaries, Veterans as well as the general public.
  6. In advance of the ceremony, long columns of Veterans, Canadian Armed Forces members, RCMP officers, and cadets march to the memorial lead by a pipe band and a colour guard. At the end of the ceremony, they march away to officially close the ceremony.
  7. Some of the 54 Commonwealth member states, such as Canada, the United Kingdom and Australia, observe the tradition of Remembrance Day on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month. Other nations observe a solemn day but at different dates. For example, ANZAC Day is observed in New Zealand on April 25. In South Africa, Poppy Day is marked on the Sunday that falls closest to November 11.
  8. Many nations that are not members of the Commonwealth also observe Remembrance Day on November 11, including France, Belgium and Poland.
  9. The United States used to commemorate Armistice Day on November 11. However, in 1954 they changed the name to Veterans Day.

Monday, November 10, 2014

Legacy Family Tree

 
Legacy Family Tree - Virtual User's Group Meeting
by Legacy Family Tree Panel
November 14, 2014, 2:00pm Eastern More Details & Registration

Sunday, November 9, 2014

This Weeks Branch Meetings


Just a reminder of the Branch meetings this week

 

2nd Tuesday of the month

 

Prince Albert Branch

2nd Tuesday of the month except July and August

7:30 pm at the Lions Club Room in the Optimist Center,

Exhibition Grounds

This Branch meets occaionally at alternate locations

 

 

Yorkton Branch

2nd Tuesday of the month except July and August

7:00 pm at the Yorkton Public Library in the History Room
 
 
Biggar Branch
2nd Wednesday of the month except July and August
7:30 pm May to December
2:00 pm January to April
 
At Biggar Branch Resource Center
Federal Bldg, 2nd Avenue East
 

Saturday, November 8, 2014

Family History Fair in Yorkton



The Yorkton Branch of the Saskatchewan Genealogical Society will be holding a Family History Fair at the Western Development Museum on Saturday November 15,2014 at 9.00 A.M. It will be an all day affair starting with registrations at 8.30 A.M. and running till about 4.30 P.M. This fair is being held with the permission of Roots Tech and their program is being used.We were given permission to download and use their programs at a Family History Fair. The programming is excellent and the only problem is deciding which ones to use first.We intend to use this fair to generate more interest in Genealogy and the preservation of family history.We did not intend to make this a province wide session, because of our limited resources and space. Hopefully it will generate more local interest and increase membership for next year. 

 

 
Dave Skilnick

President 

Saskatchewan Genealogical Society

Yorkton Branch