New PHR Book - Aboriginal Studies
Belcourt, Christi. Medicines to Help Us: Traditional Metis Plant Use. Saskatoon, SK: Gabriel Dumont Institute, 2007.
Summary: Includes thirty full-colour study prints, with a companion guide, in which Belcourt fuses her artwork with research on plants and traditional knowledge to explore Metis traditional medicine and the medicinal properties of the plants depicted in the paintings. With text in Cree, Michif, and Ojibway.
Categories: New Magazines
New Magazines for December
NGS Magazine, October-December 2013, Vol. 39, No. 4
* "The Catholic Church in the American Southwest" by David McDonald, pogs. 17-20.
* "Using Mitochondrial DNA for genealogy" by Debbie Parker Wayne, pgs. 26-30.
* "Estate Law and Family Complications" by J. Mark Lowe, pgs. 31-34.
* "Native Americans on the Trail of Tears: Part II--Emigration Lists and Reservation Applications, 1817-57" by John P. Deeben, pgs. 37-40.
Revue Historique, Automne 2013, Vol. 24, No. 1
* "La Rolanderie revistée" par Laurier Gareau, pgs. 6-13.
* "La noblesse française à Trochu en Alberta" par Laurier Gareau, pgs. 14-20.
* "Inspecteur Francis Dickens héros malgré lui?" par Alexandre Daubisse, pgs. 22-28.
New PHR Books - Saskatchewan History
Check out this month's Family Tree Magazine Podcast, hosted by Lisa Louise Cooke of Genealogy Gems. This month's free podcast is focused on Ethnic Genealogy and will share tips and resources for:
* Researching genealogy in German church records
May's Note: You might also want to check out Family Tree Magazine's podcast archives, including how to utilize clues from historic photographs, utilizing court and probate records and researching your female ancestors. Enjoy!
New PHR Books - Biographies & Memoirs
New Genealogy Handbooks to Borrow!
Brr!!! With the cold weather lingering, here are two new genealogy handbooks that you might want to borrow while working on your family history research:
Dolan, Allison. Family Tree Memory Keeper: Your Workbook for Family History, Stories and Genealogy. F & W Media, Incorporated 2013
Summary: [This book] helps you keep track of basic genealogy information and special family memories, including traditions, heirloom histories, family records, newsworthy moments, family migrations and immigrations, old recipes, important dates, and much more. This book features: dozens of fill-in pages to record all your essential family information; convenient paperback format for writing and photocopying pages; space for mounting photographs; maps to mark your family's migration routes; tips for researching your family history; and a comprehensive list of additional resources.
Schulz, Janice. Finding Your Roots: Easy-To-Do Genealogy and Family History. Chicago, IL: Huron Street Press, 2012.
Summary: A librarian and authority on genealogical research offers advice and encouragement to those who are eager to uncover their family history in this guidebook. Getting started, research techniques, interviewing tips, and effective use of the library and internet are all discussed in detail in this book that is ideal for beginners and novices. The benefits and importance of genealogical research are also explored. Also included is a discussion on how a person's own identity is linked to their ancestors, and knowledge of forebearers can contribute to a sense of security and family pride that is missing in many mobile and disjointed modern families. Showing how a soundly researched family history can also enhance an individual’s understanding of war, hardship, and larger historical events, this work grants insight into the personality traits and health issues of one’s descendants.
These books can be borrowed for 3 weeks!
Categories: New Magazines
New Magazines Issues for November - Part 2
Families, November 2013, Vol. 52, No. 4
* "More Than Dates: Lives Revealed Through Ecclesiastical Records" by Ellen Paul, pgs. 10-13 and 33.
* "Hart Leech: 'A Dog-Gone Good Soldier...Doing His Blooming Job'" by Catherine Whiteley, pgs. 14-19.
* "I am a GOON: The Willox Search" by Cathy Blackburn, pgs. 27-28.
Note: Issue also contains the November 2013 edition of the "Newsleaf", the supplemental newsletter for the Ontario Genealogical Society.
Folklore, Autumn 2013, Vol. 34, No. 4
* "Mary Agnes" by Kay Parley, pgs. 6-10.
* "Washboard to Washing Machine" by Marjorie Avery, pgs. 22-23.
* "Pioneering Speech Therapy" by Lois (Borland) Lee, pgs, 24-25.
* "Celebrating 140 Years of Canada's Federal Police Force: 1873-2013" by Therese Lefebrvre Prince, pgs. 32-33.
* "Canora: No Prairie Town is the Same" by Lois Gibson, pgs. 34-35.
Categories: RPL News, Programs & Services
Important Update Re: Parking at Central Library from November 14-27, 2013
Categories: Stories From Our Past
Stories from Our Past
Part III: The "Confederation Table"
The next landmark is hidden in the beautiful Legislative library (which is open to the public). The library is home to what is known as the “confederation table”, which is arguably one of Canada’s most significant historical artifacts. This table was reportedly used at both the Quebec Conference in 1864 and the meeting of the Privy Council in Ottawa in 1865. Both of these meetings played an essential role in establishing Canada as a nation. The desk was given as a gift to the North West Territorial Council in the 1880’s, and was used by territorial and provincial governments at the Government buildings on Dewdeny Avenue. When the Assembly moved to new headquarters at the Post Office building on 11th avenue, the table was found to be too long, and it was shortened by six feet. In an affidavit signed by the carpenter, it is said that the historical section was not saved, but used up for other repairs. The now shortened table was moved again in 1912 when the new Saskatchewan Legislative Buildings were completed. The table eventually found a home in the Legislative Library where it can be viewed by visitors, serving as a special and historical reminder of the birth of our nation.
Barnhart, Gordon L. and Mclennan, David. Building For the Future: A Photo Journal of Saskatchewan's Legislative Building. Regina: University of Regina Canadian Plains Research Center, 2002.
Upcoming FOSA Meeting
The Regina group of the Friends of the Saskatchewan Archives (FOSA) will be meeting this month:
Date: Wednesday, November 20, 2013
Current FOSA projects include:
• Regina Photo Project – helps upgrade the textual information documented in the SAB photographic collection.
To join the Friends of the Saskatchewan Archives, please contact:
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