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.
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.
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
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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/.
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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.