Archives for: September 2011
More Genealogy How-To Books - Part 2
All of these books can be borrowed from the library for 3 weeks!
Bartley, Scott Andrew. Researching American Census Records. Toronto, ON: Heritage Productions, c2002.
Summary: A better understanding of the history, content and uses of census records and related material. Much census material is available on computerized databases located in many familiar places; libraries, archives, etc.
Betit, Kyle. Researching American Land Records. Toronto, ON: Heritage Productions, c2002.
Summary: An overview of the history and types of land documents in the United States including: land grants; homestead records; development bounty lands; deeds and maps. Looking at colonial records (English, French, Mexican, Spanish). As well an overview of the availability of statewide and Internet land record sources & resources; where they are located and how you can contact the appropriate repository.
Christensen, Penelope. Finding Your Scandinavian Ancestors. 3rd Edition. Toronto, ON: Heritage Productions, 2001.
Summary: Scandinavian ancestors are some of the easiest to find because they left detailed records which have been well preserved and are easily available at Family History Centers. This book guides you to your ancestors in Denmark, Finland, Greenland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden.
Hutchinson, Brian W. Researching Irish Census Records: Including Census Substitute Records. Toronto, ON: Heritage Productions, c2001.
Summary: In no other way, have genealogists found their jobs more difficult due to the huge loss of historical census records in Northern Ireland and Republic of Ireland (Eire). Included, the availability of records, plus importance of various government land and people surveys acting as substitutes.
LaBudie-Szakall, Kathleen Ann and Jan Steven Zaleski. Finding Your Polish Ancestors. Toronto, ON: Heritage Productions, c2003.
Summary: Successful Polish research is easiest when the ancestral village is known and the parish records have been microfilmed, but persistence and the right strategies can overcome many of the most common pitfalls. This book will provide resources available to help you research your ancestors.
New Databases Added to ALE
A quick glance to see what's been added to the library's subscription to Ancestry Library Edition database has yielded the following databases worth taking a look at:
* Sample Records from British Army WWI Service Records, 1914-1920
* Germany, World War I Casualty Lists, 1914-1917 (in German)
* Ireland, Civil Registration Deaths Index, 1864-1958
* Ireland, Civil Registration Births Index, 1864-1958
* Ireland, Civil Registration Marriages Index, 1845-1958
* Ireland, Births and Baptisms, 1620-1911
* Ireland, Catholic Parish Baptisms, 1742-1881
* Ireland, Catholic Parish Marriages and Banns, 1742-1884
* Ireland, Catholic Parish Deaths, 1756-1881
* London, England, Church of England Confirmation Records, 1850-1921
* Netherlands, Dutch East India Company Passenger Lists to India, 1699-1794 (in Dutch)
* Netherlands, Genlias Baptism Index, 1811-1902 (in Dutch)
* Netherlands, Genlias Marriage Index, 1795-1944 (in Dutch)
* UK, Railway Employment Records, 1833-1963
Note: This database is only accessible in-house at Central Library. Users simply need to have an updated library card to unlock the computer terminals.
For more information about accessing the Ancestry Library Edition database, please contact the Prairie History Room at 777-6011 or by emailing us at email@example.com
New Canadian Genealogy How-To Books - Part 1
All of these books can be borrowed from the library for 3 weeks!
Douglas, Althea. Finding Your Ancestors in English Quebec. Toronto, ON: Heritage Productions, c2001-2003.
Summary: Although we think of Quebec as divided by language, French or English, the religious divide is much more important: Roman Catholic or Non-Catholic. This book will help you understand this religious divide and how land divisions and institutions were developed. Included is an extensive reference and bibliography section.
Hanowski, Laura. Finding Your Ancestors in Manitoba. Toronto, ON: Heritage Productions, c2005.
Summary: The author takes you through the '5 W' approach to help you redefine your goals and look for sources that you have overlooked. WHO are you look for? WHEN did the ancestor live in Manitoba? WHERE in the province did they live? WHAT records were created? WHY you're searching and why the records were created?
Normandeau-Jones, Lea. Finding Your Acadian Ancestors. Toronto, ON: Heritage Productions, c2001.
Summary: A fascinating and often misunderstood period in the movement and culture of our early Acadian ancestors. This book will provide historical data, maps and other tools to help in your research.
Reid, John D. Researching Canada's Home Children. Toronto, ON: Heritage Productions, c2005.
Summary: Perhaps one in ten Canadians has a young emigrant ancestor from the British Isles who came with a philanthropic agency, such as Barnardo's, between 1869 and the 1930s. Inside you will find practical advice on sources and techniques for researching these young immigrants in Canada and the UK.
Smith, Edward. Migration Patterns in Canada. Toronto, ON: Heritage Productions, 2003.
Summary: Migration patterns, for the purpose of this book, will include immigration, emigration and migration in, out & within Canada. Identifying various records which contain migration data, and how to read them, including their failings, will add detail to your research.
September Meeting of Regina Branch of SGS
Don't forget to attend the monthly meeting of the Regina branch of the Saskatchewan Genealogical Society (SGS) will be held on TUESDAY, September 27, 2011 at the SGS Library located 110-1514 11th Avenue.
Doors open at 6:00 for members to use the SGS library materials. At 7:00 pm, they will have an informal member sharing discussion followed by their program. This month's program includes Eastern European Research, a presentation by Holly Schick.
For more information and a list of upcoming branch meetings, please check out their website http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~canrbsgs/.
For more information about the meeting, please contact the Regina branch at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Call for Papers for Saskatchewan History
The Saskatchewan Archives Board (SAB) invites article submissions about any aspect of Saskatchewan’s history for possible inclusion in the Spring-Summer issue of Saskatchewan History.
Deadline for submission is February 17, 2012 for articles for our Spring-Summer 2012 issue.
Additionally, SAB invites article submissions article about any aspect of Saskatchewan’s military or wartime history for possible inclusion in the Fall-Winter issue of Saskatchewan History. Deadline for submission is April 20, 2012 for articles for the Fall-Winter 2012 issue.
The type of submissions generally include: scholarly papers that may be peer-reviewed; feature articles of varying lengths; photo essays; and book reviews about literature related to the history of Saskatchewan and the Prairie provinces.
Submissions can be forwarded electronically to email@example.com. For more information, contact Nadine Charabin, Publication Coordinator, by phone at 306-933-5832, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
RPL Book Sale Saturday September 24
RPL Book Sale this Saturday!
The RPL Book Sale is coming up this Saturday, September 24 at Sunrise Branch
in the Sandra Schmirler Leisure Centre
(Hours: 10 am to 4 pm)
Paperbacks 50 cents
Spoken Word $1
No taxes, GST exempt
Save even more when you fill up an RPL bag for $10.
For more details, visit ReginaLibrary.ca
or call 777-6000
Payment by cash or cheque only.
Bachusky, Johnnie. Ghost Town Stories of the Red Coat Trail: From Renegade to Ruin on the Canadian Prairies. Victoria, B.C. : Heritage House, c2010.
Summary: The Red Coat Trail of southern Saskatchewan and southeastern Alberta runs near the route of the North West Mounted Police's famous 1874 March West. Today, this lonely highway passes through a windswept land of ghostly abandoned towns. Johnnie Bachusky takes readers back to the heyday of these towns, which sprang up as settlers travelled west during the last great land rush.
Harris, Frann. Martensville, Truth or Justice? : The Story of the Martensville Daycare Trials. Toronto, ON: Dundurn Press, c1998.
Summary: When a child-abuse scandal is uncovered at an unlicenced daycare in small-town Saskatchewan, it polarizes the community. Frann Harris, a rookie court reporter assigned to the trial the longest in Saskatchewan history starts to wonder if the scope of the alleged crimes is dwarfed by something even more startling: a botched police investigation and inappropriate courtroom procedures.
Hulgaard, William J. and John W. White. Honoured in Places: Remembered Mounties Across Canada. Surrey, B.C.: Heritage House, 2002.
Summary: Ever since the Canadian prairies were first settled and the Mounties marched west to establish and maintain law and order, the names of individual officers have left their mark on the national landscape. Their long tradition has been honoured in many of the place names of Canada, especially in the West. In this collection, over 250 of the NWMP, RNWMP and RCMP members who died while on duty, or who enjoyed long or extraordinary careers, are remembered. Other place names are connected to a Mountie-related event or were named by a pioneering Mountie in honour of some significant occurrence.
Quan, Holly. Sam Steele: The Wild West Adventures of Canada's Most Famous Mountie. Canmore, Alta. : Altitude Pub. Canada, 2003.
Summary: Once or twice in our lives, some of us are lucky enough to witness or even to participate in an event of historical importance. Same Steele made a career of it. During the pioneering years of the Canadian West, Sam Steele was not only present but took an active role in virtually every significant historical event.
Teather, Robert Gordon. Scarlet Tunic. Surrey, B.C.: Heritage House, 1997.
Summary: This second edition now includes by popular demand "The Deck"-Bob Teather's current selection of adage cards that have helped him stay true to his job for three decades. A candid first-hand account lets you see inside the cars and hearts of the RCMP. A look at the joys and frustrations of being a cop.
Saskatchewan Archives Evening Hours Pilot Project
Starting on Thursday, September 15, 2011, Saskatchewan Archives will begin a pilot project to offer evening hours once a week at our reading room locations in both Regina and Saskatoon. The reading rooms will be open from 2 pm to 8 pm every Thursday; retrieval services will be offered from 2 pm to 4:30 pm, and again from 5:30 to 7:30 pm. Retrieval request slips may also be completed and submitted by researchers in advance of a research visit.
As of September 15, 2011, the hours of operation of the Saskatchewan Archives reading rooms in Regina and Saskatoon will be:
Monday, 10 am to 4 pm, no retrievals from 12-1 pm or after 3:45 pm
Tuesday, 10 am to 4 pm, no retrievals from 12-1 pm or after 3:45 pm
Wednesday, 10 am to 4 pm, no retrievals from 12-1 pm or after 3:45 pm
Thursday, 2 pm to 8 pm, no retrievals from 4:30-5:30 pm or after 7:30 pm
Friday, 10 am to 4 pm, no retrievals from 12-1 pm or after 3:45 pm
This pilot project will run for at least two months, at which time the hours will be reviewed. Questions regarding this pilot project may be directed to Nadine Charabin, Manager, Reference Services, at email@example.com, or at 306-933-5832.
New Magazines for September
Relatively Speaking, August 2011, Vol. 39, No. 3
* "Tips for Finding Females Who Matter to You" by Julie Miller, pgs. 97-98.
* "Genealogical Researching in Germany" by Al Bromling, pgs. 104-107.
* "Single Women Emigrants to Canada" by Peter Williams, pgs. 114-120.
National Genealogical Society Quarterly, June 2011, Vol. 99, No. 2
* "Illegitimacy, Desertion, and Divorce: Using Indirect Evidence to Find Nicholas Mauer of Dromersheim" by Karen Mauer Green, pgs. 97-114.
* "Dirkje Vanalstine, Dorothy Porter, Dorcas Carroll: One and the Same Woman?" by Brenda Dougall Merriman, pgs. 115-124.
* "Village Jews in Imperial Russia's Nineteenth-Century Minsk Governorate Viewed Through a Genealogical Lens" by Neville Lamdan, pgs. 133-144.
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Reminder: back issues of most Prairie History Room magazines are kept in the shelf behind the current issue and can be borrowed for a 1 week loan period.
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