Friday, October 31, 2014

Happy Halloween Everyone

Halloween began as the festival of Samhain. It was part of the ancient Celtic religion in Britain and other parts of Europe.

At the end of summer, the Celts thought the barrier between our world and the world of ghosts and spirits got really thin.

This meant weird creatures with strange powers could wander about on Earth.

The Celts had a big party. It was all about scaring away the ghosts and spirits.

Later, with the Christian religion, the day became known as All Hallows' Eve - the day before All Saints' Day on 1 November.

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Genealogical Society of Quebec

The index of journal articles is now available online

The index of journal articles lists the articles published in Canadian magazines, American and European available at the Genealogical Society of Quebec and French-Canadian Genealogical Society.
This search tool currently includes more than 20,000 articles indexed by subject, author and title in the field of genealogy, history and heraldry.
This database is the result of collaboration between the Genealogical Society of Quebec and French-Canadian Genealogical Society.
The index is available on our website at: in Library Search menu

Guy Parent
Genealogical Society of Quebec

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Ancestry Webinars

Learn about upcoming online seminars as well as view archived presentations from a variety of well-known speakers. webinars are free to everyone - you don't have to be an Ancestry subscriber. Archived webinars are available free of charge on as well as for download through iTunes and Zune More »

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Legacy Family Tree Webinars

1. Legacy Family Tree Webinars
Several new webinars are hosted each month for free by Legacy, with well-known genealogists speaking on a wide variety of topics. If you can't make the live presentation, archived webinars are available for free online viewing for ten days following the live event. After that point, most individual webinars are available for download or purchase. A subscription is also available which offers unlimited access to all archived webinars. More »

Monday, October 27, 2014

Canadian Exit Permits 1942-1946

Thanks John D Reid at Canada's Anglo-Celtic Connection

Canada needed all hands to the wheel during the Second World War. Exit permits were required if those able to work wanted to leave the county. Their names, mainly women and children, were published in Orders in Council of the Privy Council of Canada along with information about the people receiving them at their destination, often the UK.

You will find the names of those granted permits, and other names mentioned, at

Sample entries along with information on how to purchase photographs of the list that contains the information about your person of interest is at

Saturday, October 25, 2014

New REsource Collections

Introducing 5 New Resource Collections
By Barry J Ewell

I have created 16 new video and slideshow tutorial collections that will provide you extensive resources to explore and learn the skills you desire to aid your genealogy and family history research.


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Friday, October 24, 2014

Color-coded Filing System

Introducing Color-coded

Genealogy Research Filing System



There are thirteen easy-to-follow steps for setting up the color-coded research filing system. The system is time-tested and proven to be the organization resource that will grow with you as you expand your research.  There are 5 articles in the series.


Color-coded Genealogy Research Filing System

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Thursday, October 23, 2014

Canadian WWI Records

Message from Library And Archives Canada

The digitization of the Canadian Expeditionary Forces (CEF) files is underway and a substantial number will be available on our website by the end of the summer as part of the Government of Canada First World War commemoration initiative. Additional files will be available in the fall and winter months as the CEF digitization initiative is a priority for us.

Have you checked lately, lots are being uploaded!!

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Women Pioneers of Saskatchewan, Book 2.

We are now taking pre-publication orders for Women Pioneers of Saskatchewan, Book 2.  Attached are two pdf files – one is a brochure on the book and the other is a pre-publication order form. 

Pre-Publication Order Form:
DEADLINE: November 15, 2014

NAME ________________________________________________ PHONE # ______________________
ADDRESS _______________________________________________________________________________
CITY / TOWN ___________________________________ PROVINCE / STATE ________________________
POSTAL / ZIP CODE ________________ EMAIL ADDRESS __________________________________
I would like to order _______ copy(ies) of

Women Pioneers of Saskatchewan, Book 2

$45.00 per book (Pre-Publication Price) _____________
I would like to order _______ copy(ies) of

Women Pioneers of Saskatchewan, Book 1

$45.00 per book (limited number available) _____________
I would like to order _______ set(s) of

Women Pioneers of Saskatchewan, Book 1 & 2

$80.00 per set) _____________
Add $12.00 Shipping for the first book ordered _____________
Add $ 4.00 Shipping (For each additional book ordered)* _____________

For shipping outside of Canada, contact
SGS at or phone (306) 780-9207.

Total amount of order: $ _____________
NOTE: Payment must accompany pre-publication orders in order to ensure the pre-publication price.
If paying by credit card: Visa / Mastercard #: _________ _________ _________ _________
Expiration Date: __________ __________
Signature: _____________________________________________

_____ Visa
_____ Mastercard



Lisa Warren, Executive Assistant
Saskatchewan Genealogical Society

Street & Parcel Address:  110 - 1514  11th Avenue , Regina   SK   S4P 0H2
Mailing Address:  PO Box 1894, Regina   SK   S4P 3E1
Phone:  (306) 780-9207            Fax:  (306) 780-3615
Web Site:

The SGS is a registered Canadian charity and welcomes your volunteer and financial support.  We welcome donations of resource material and funds to support our genealogical library and research room, web site, projects and publications


Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Deceased Online

1st phase of Nottingham City records now available on Deceased Online
  • Over 400,000 unique burial and cremation records for Nottingham City Council are now available on
  • This is the first phase of this new collection with a second phase due on the website within the next few months. See full details here.
  • The new collection comprises:
    • digital scans of original burial and cremation registers
    • details of all grave occupants in each cemetery
    • maps indicating the section in each cemetery for all graves
    • maps indicating ashes scattering locations in the crematorium
  • Nottingham is one of England's largest cities, strongly linked with textiles during the industrial revolution of the 18th and 19th century. Later commerce and industry featured such famous names as Boots the Chemist and The Raleigh Bicycle Company.
Pictured left: many of the Nottingham registers in the first phase, such as this from 1903 for Bulwell are of excellent quality with a wide range of fields providing useful information.
Coming soon.....records for a county in South Wales and another Midlands City

Monday, October 20, 2014

Genealogical Society of Quebec

All genealogists are invited to the Christmas dinner of the Genealogical Society of Quebec to be held next Saturday, December 6 at Le Cercle, which is located on the 4th floor of Desjardins building at the University Laval.
Tickets are on sale at the reception of the Genealogical Society of Quebec for $ 25.
Guest Speaker: Gilles B├ędard "Travellers in the time of the fur trade"
Special Event: Launch of the DVD "The 40 years of the magazine The Ancestor" (promotional sale)
Guy Parent
Genealogical Society of Quebec

Saturday, October 18, 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

Friday, October 17, 2014

Genealogy by Barry

Genealogy by Barry Newsletter
6 October 2014
...78 articles to choose from
During the last 90 days on the blog Genealogy by Barry, I have begun a 12 month study entitled "Topics Genealogists Value Most and Why."  The project will carefully look at the topics that genealogists consult in learning and completing various projects associated with genealogy and family history.  In the coming months, I will regularly share the insights learned and how you can use the information to advance your research skills and success.
The article will include 25 links to a sampling of the topics/articles genealogists review and learn about most often.
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Have you ever wondered which libraries, archives and historical/genealogical society could help in your genealogical research? 
This article includes links to 54 resource rich state focused articles that highlight the libraries, archives, and societies where you will be able to find genealogical resources in the United States.
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Kindest regards,
Barry J. Ewell
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Thursday, October 16, 2014

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Genealogical Society of Quebec

We remind you that it is still time to register for the symposium "Marital status, then and now" of November 22, 2014
(see the link below

Guy Parent
Genealogical Society of Quebec