Sunday, May 25, 2008
Wednesday, May 21, 2008
The press release also says that,
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.
Monday, May 19, 2008
Whitby Archives 40th Anniversary Open House
Thursday, June 12th, 2008
6:00 -8:00 p.m.
Whitby Archives, Whitby Central Library
405 Dundas Street West, Whitby
RSVP to Rhonda Jessup at (905) 668-6531 x2033
or firstname.lastname@example.org by May 30, 2008
at 7:30 p.m. in the Oshawa Public Library Auditorium
65 Bagot Street, Oshawa.
Visitors are always welcome.
Mr. Halvor Moorshead
Family Chronicle, History Magazine, Internet Genealogy, and
Discovering Family History. (new)
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).
Thursday, May 15, 2008
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
Over the weekend I went to the "Who do you think you are" genealogy fair
in London (England). At the fair it was announced that the Times has now made
available its archives online. You can now search from 1787 to 1987 online
free for the next 3 months. The web address is http://archive.timesonline.co.uk/tol/archive/
You do have to register with them but they did not ask for a credit card
number. You have 72 hours to confirm your email address with them or
you must begin the process again.
Lynn put in the name HEALE and there were 2095 hits.
Wednesday, May 14, 2008
(there is parking behind the Library)
The speaker is Paul McGrath from "Ancestors in the Attic"
His topic is "Beyond the Death Certificate: Other Resources Available to the Researcher"
Saturday, May 3, 2008
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/
John Reid in the latest Global Genealogy newsletter points us to a great website for calculating dates. It's called Ian's English Calendar.
And the date of Easter Tuesday in 1934 was April 3rd!