Archives for: June 2011
Categories: Events Around Regina
Unveiling of a Headstone In Memory of Nick Schaack
The following invitation was delivered to the Prairie History Room just minutes ago:
Join Us For the Unveiling of a Headstone in Memory of Nick Schaack
What: Unveiling of a commemorative headstone for Nick Schaack, who died as a result of his participation in the Regina Riot, July 1st, 1935, struggling for economic security on behalf of the people of Saskatchewan and all Canadians.
When: Friday, July 1st, 2011, at 11:00 a.m.
Where: We will meet at the Regina Cemetery (the corner of 4th Avenue and Broad Street) for the unveiling ceremony and then travel to the office of the Saskatchewan Union of Nurses (2330 - 2nd Avenue, Regina) for a FREE BBQ!
Who: Everyone is welcome!
For more information contact: Donna Smith
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Summary: The Great Depression of the 1930s brought drought, unemployment, and poverty to the West, and the token wages from the government's "make work" projects only fanned the flames of unrest. In 1935, this unrest took on a purpose: to march on Ottawa and demand a solution from Prime Minister R. B. Bennett. Thus was born the On-to-Ottawa trek, which culminated in the Regina Riot, where the protesters and RCMP clashed in one of Canada's most significant historic events. The official toll of the encounter was one dead, dozens injured, and over 100 people arrested, but noted historian Bill Waiser recently uncovered evidence that the statistics did not tell the whole story. In the course of research on the riot, he not only discovered nine previously unpublished sketches of the scene of the riot, but also found references to a second man who died as a result of blows inflicted by the RCMP - a death that was never recorded or investigated by the RCMP. A death that strengthens arguments of unwarranted RCMP brutality that night. All Hell Can't Stop Us offers new evidence and insight into the infamous uprising and violent clash that pitted suffering farmers and the unemployed against a seemingly indifferent government. Impeccably researched and entertainingly written, it will have wide appeal.
Categories: Regina History
Regina Tornado anniversary
Coming up on June 30 is the 99th anniversary of the 1912 Regina Tornado.
Along Lorne Street, between Victoria Avenue and 12th Avenue.
from the booklet: Regina Tornado June 30 1912, Regina Saskatchewan Canada 971.24 R
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Categories: New Magazines
New Magazines This Week
National Genealogical Society Quarterly, March 2011, Vol. 99, No. 1
* "Slave Records Correct Cato West's Confused Ancestry" by Alycon Trubey Pierce, pgs. 5-14.
* "No Marriage Record Exists--So Who Was Ellen Waterhouse's Husband?" by Allen R. Peterson, pgs. 15-24.
NGS Magazine, April-June 2011, Vol. 37, No. 2
* "Proving or Disproving Family Legends" by Jean Wilcox Hibben, pgs. 20-24.
* "Military Service in the 'War to End All Wars'" by John P. Deeben, pgs. 26-32.
* "Reading History" by Regina Heffelfinger Fallace, pgs. 38-41. Note: article provides a nice overview of the American Revolution period.
Folklore, Summer 2011, Vol. 32, No. 3
* "The Silk Trains" by Shirley Lomheim, pgs. 29-31.
* "A Drama Pioneer" by Lois (Borland) Lee, pgs. 34-36.
* "Early Regina Librarian Had Novel Ideas" by Keith Foster, pgs. 37-39
Tracking the Trekkers: Revisiting the Regina Riot
Meet at the locomotive outside
of Union Station (Casino Regina)
Join RPL for a walking tour by Garnet Dishaw and documentary presentation commemorating the events of the Regina Riot, the culmination of the On-to-Ottawa Trek of 1935. Participants will meet at Casino Regina – at the locomotive/passenger coach in front of the Union Station – for a tour that will conclude at Central Library at 8:00 pm. Following the walk, join us in the RPL Film Theatre for a viewing of ‘Trek’, the new documentary about the Trek and it’s lasting impact.
Categories: PHR News
Calling All those Who are Cleaning out Basements and Attics
The Prairie History Room is asking you to consider donating your old school yearbooks to us. As some of you might be aware, one of our collection's "hidden treasurers" is our small collection (approx. 200) of yearbooks mostly from Regina high schools. However, since many schools did not have extra copies to donate or to sell to us, we have huge gaps in this invaluable collection. The only two conditions that we have is that the books have to be in good condition (e.g. not smelly, mouldy or grimy) and be from a school in Saskatchewan (note: it can be either elementary or secondary/high school). Unfortunately, we are not able to help pay for postage but we can make alternative arrangements.
So if you are cleaning and are considering throwing away your yearbooks, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we would love to take your yearbooks off your hand. Thanks!
May P. Chan, Prairie History Librarian
Categories: Recommended Websites
Family Tree's 101 Best Genealogy Web Resources for 2011
Family Tree magazine just recently released its annual list of 101 best online genealogy resources. Usually this list consists of only free sites but this year's honorees includes both free and paid subscriptions.
Similar to last year, the list is divided into different categories, including the always popular "Canadian Cousins" and "Crossing the Pond" as well as the intriguing "Tech Tools" (note: hmm...must try out Mocavo, a genealogy-specific search engine).
While some of the websites mentioned on the list are annual repeats (e.g. Canadian Genealogy Centre), I occasionally a find a new site that I have never heard of (e.g. Newberry Library Atlas of Historical County Boundaries and Genlias) but might come in handy later on down the road when a patron comes to the PHR reference desk for assistance. Enjoy!
- May P. Chan, Prairie History Librarian
The Regina Plains Museum will be hosting a free historic walking tour of downtown Regina this Friday, June 10 at 2:00 p.m. This walking tour takes participants through some of Regina's oldest and most notable downtown landmarks, and runs about an hour in length.
For more information about the walking tour, please contact the museum at 780-9435.
Categories: New Books
New Genealogy Book
Smart, Susan. A Better Place: Death and Burial in Nineteenth-Century Ontario. Toronto, ON: Genealogical Society : Dundurn Press, c2011.
Summary: The book describes the practices around death and burial in 19th-century Ontario. It describes the pioneer funeral in detail as well as the factors that changed this simple funeral into the elaborate etiquette-driven Victorian funeral at the end of the century. It includes the sources of various funeral customs, including the origins of embalming that gave rise to the modern-day funeral parlour. The evolution of cemeteries is explained with the beginnings of cemeteries in specific towns given as examples.
The Saskatchewan Archives Board (SAB) is sponsoring an evening show in Regina this
Enjoy the free show!
Categories: New Magazines
New Magazine Issues
Families, May 2011, Vol. 50, No. 2
* "Jury Duty - An Opportunity for Genealogists" by Janice Nickerson, pgs. 3-9.
* "Recording Your Own Life Story in a Family Photo Book" by Joyce C. Fingland, pgs. 16-21.
* "Overcoming Obstacles in Family Lore and More" by E. Gail Benjafield, pgs. 21-23.
** Issue also contains the May 2011 supplement, Newsleaf.
Internet Genealogy, June/July 2011, Vol. 6, No. 2
* "Google's Archives: News You Can Use", by Lisa A. Alzo, pgs. 7-9. Note: Don't forget to check out our previous post re: the demise of Google's Newspaper project.
* "The New Look of FamilySearch" by Leslie Albrecht Huber, pgs. 13-15.
* "Top Websites for Irish Research!" by Diane L. Richard, pgs. 16-21.
* "Write On! Writing Your Family History" by Lisa A. Alzo, pgs. 34-36.
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