Thursday, March 22, 2007

Oh, Enough with the Exclamation Points

Okay - I admit it. I'm an exclamation point junkie. Alas, I'm unable to find a support group for this particular afflication, so unless I curb my enthusiasm, you may have to look beyond all those exclamation points! (oops, there I go again!...)

Have a great day, Everyone! ;-D

Nova Scotian Vital Stats now available online!

And, more importantly, it's free! Original images of births, marriages and deaths are now available online via a simple name search. Here's what's covered so far:

Births 1864-1877
Marriages 1864-1930
Deaths 1864-1877 and 1908-1955

Copies may be ordered for a fee, so click here to get started!

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Thursday, March 15, 2007

Genealogy Resources You Can Use Now!

I've just been notified that my presentation at OLA Superconference is now available on the conference website. Click here to head on over! Just a reminder that it was session #1913

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Thursday, March 08, 2007


They like me, they REALLY like me! I used to think that being included in Cyndlislist was honour enough. This blog is now part of the Toronto Public Library's Virtual Reference Library, the Columbus Ohio Public Library's Local History & Genealogy Links, the Anglo-Celtic Connections Blog, Genealogy Blog Planet, , and is taught as part of UBC's programme on Library and Information Studies.

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Wednesday, March 07, 2007

Canadian Censuses Online

I spotted a posting in Olive Tree's Genealogy Blog about the 1871 Ontario Census index (Heads of Households only) available through ArchiviaNet at Library and Archives Canada. It reminded me that there are many free resources such as these, and most can be found through the Canadian Genealogy Centre through Sources by Topic and then selecting Census. If you scroll down towards the bottom of the page, you'll find the heading Census Indexes, then Research Online. Go down a little further to the By Name heading and bingo, all of the larger name indexes are listed there, both fee ( and free (i.e., automated genealogy.) And, don't forget, some areas have indexed their local census areas, so check out the link for AVITUS and search with the keywords for census and geographic location.

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Tuesday, March 06, 2007

Vital Statistics from New Brunswick newspapers

Taken directly from the Provincial Archives of New Brunswick:

"The Database of Vital Statistics from New Brunswick Newspapers, based on over twenty-three years of work by Danny Johnson, is an extraordinary contribution to genealogical, biographical, demographic and historical research. The Provincial Archives of New Brunswick is honoured to present it on their web site as a tribute to Danny and a resource for researchers."

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Canadian Expeditionary Force Study Group

This forum is "Dedicated to the Study of the Canadian Expeditionary Force" and includes sections on the Units of the CEF, Battles and Engagements, Rolls of Honour, and many many more. The main page of the group is located here, and if you'd prefer to go directly to the forum for further discussion and to post your own questions, click here.

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