Whitby Public Library
Her subject is "Storing and Preserving Old Photographs" .
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Ancestors in the Attic is usually broadcast only on History Television, a cable channel, but Global Television is going to be showing some episodes over the next four weeks.Wednesday December 17th at 10pm: One-hour Cenotaph Special.
United States News
Ancestry.com and FamilySearch, the two largest online family history resources, announced today they will exchange records and resources to make more historical records available online. FamilySearch is digitally converting master microfilm copies of the original U.S. Federal Censuses from 1790 through 1930 and, under this agreement, will give these improved images to Ancestry.com. All census images and indexes will be available on Ancestry.com for subscribers. As projects are completed, images will be available for free in NARA reading rooms and FamilySearch's 4,500 Family History Centers.
United Kingdom News
FamilySearch Teams with findmypast.com and Others to Broaden Access to All Censuses for England and WalesFamilySearch announced today that it is joining forces with findmypast.com, The Origins Network, and Intelligent Image Management—companies that specialize in providing online access to British family history resources—to make significant British historical record collections more broadly available online. The first joint initiative seeks to publish online indexes to censuses for England and Wales from 1841 to 1901. The 1841 and 1861 Census indexes are the first targeted under the agreement and are accessible now at FamilySearch.org and findmypast.com.
Saturday, November 8, 2008
North York Central Library Auditorium
5120 Yonge Street, Toronto
(North York Centre subway station)
For more information and to register...
“Genealogy in London”, acknowledges our many members with English roots. The presentations will be a blend of information about researching Londoners and using London research facilities covering a much broader swath of the UK. Whether your British ancestors lived in London or many miles away, London’s libraries and archives are rich sources for family history. You'll enjoy this relaxed, information-packed day about London’s records and record keepers—and the twists and turns of finding ancestors there.
A. London’s World of Genealogy by Else Churchill, London, England, has been the Genealogy Officer of the Society of Genealogists since 1998.
B. Tracing Elusive Pre-1837 Marriages in England byPhillip Dunn, Salt Lake City, Utah, is a Senior Consultant at the Family History Library, an heir-tracer and an Accredited Genealogist® in England and Scotland genealogical research.
C. The Time of Cholera by Alison Hare, CG, Ottawa, is an award-winning genealogical lecturer and editor with more than 25 years of experience in family history research.
D. Question and Answer Panel
E. Tour of the North York’s Central Library Canadiana Department
F. I'm Stuck in London. by Else Churchill, London, England
G. The Search for Alban Leaf by Jane E. MacNamara, Toronto, is a long time member of the Ontario Genealogical Society, a founding director of the Friends of the Archives of Ontario, and a member of the Society of Genealogists (London).
Put on by the Toronto Branch of O.G.S.
For more information and to register...
The Dutch Centraal Bureau voor Genealogie sends out its newsletters with an option to receive them in English. Today’s newsletter, available at http://184.108.40.206:80/news/305/CBG-Newsletter-June-26th,-2008---English-summary , announces that “the CBG is digitalizing and indexing its so-called 'German records', i.e. excerpts of German birth, marriage and death certificates regarding Dutch citizens who lived in Germany during the Second World War”. Researchers interested in the Netherlands may wish to subscribe to this newsletter.
Ancestral Scotland (http://www.ancestralscotland.com/), the official genealogy website of the Scottish Tourism Agency, is offering ten free credits on ScotlandsPeople if you register to receive their quarterly newsletter (http://www.ancestralscotland.com:80/signup/register/). When you register, they send you an e-mail with a code. After you sign in on to Scotlands People, click on “buy more credits”. Cut and paste the code in the space marked voucher code.
More information on this huge launch is also available on the Ancestry blog.
From the Toronto Branch e-newsletter:
Toronto Anglican Archives closed for renovation
Janice Nickerson has just notified me that the archives of the Toronto Anglican diocese closed down today for renovations. Apparently they won’t reopen until October.
To commemorate the NARA-Ancestry.com agreement on the eve of Memorial Day, Ancestry.com is making its entire U.S. Military Collection — the largest online collection of American military records — available for free to the public. From May 20 through May 31, people can log on to www.ancestry.com/military to view more than 100 million names and 700 titles and databases of military records, the majority of which come from NARA, from all 50 U.S. states.
Also, a short mini-talk by Dan Delong about RSS Feed Readers - Automatically receive blog postings using a feed reader, like Feed Demon, to receive every new blog posting without needing to visit the blog site itself. Many other web sites offer such feeds).
Our next item will be a database, likely a few thousand strays. I hope to have that up this month but it does depend on our web tekkie since we need a front end for it.
Dr Fraser Dunford, Executive Director
Want to learn how to turn your family research into readable stories? The Ontario Chapter, Association of Professional Genealogists (OCAPG) announces "Writing A Narrative Family History," a day-long seminar with John Colletta, popular speaker, educator and author. Co-sponsored by the Canadiana Department of the North York Central Library, this is a day that will motivate and inspire your own family history writing: Saturday 27 September 2008 at the North York Central Library, 5120 Yonge Street, Toronto. Visit the OCAPG website at http://www.rootsweb.com/~onapg for full details of the day's schedule, how to register, information regarding book sales, directions to the event and nearby accommodations for out-of-towners.
A faculty member of the prestigious Institute of Genealogy and Historical Research (Samford University, Alabama) and Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy, John Colletta has planned the day around all the facets of good writing and good storytelling. One of John's own family accounts, Only A Few Bones, is a model for narrative writing but he is also known for They Came In Ships and Finding Italian Roots. Register early to ensure your space!http://www.rootsweb.com/~onapg/