Archives for: February 2012
Categories: New Magazines
New Issue of Prairie Forum
* "Aboriginal Rights are Not Human Rights" by Peter Kulchyski, pg. 33-53.
* "Human Rights, the Discourse of Equality, and Aboriginal Peoples on the Prairies" by Veldon Coburn, pgs. 79-103.
* "Settler Colonialism, Human Rights and Indigenous Women" by Isabel Altamirano-Jimenez, pgs. 105-125.
Note: This issue can be borrowed for 1 week. Back issues of most Prairie History Room magazines are kept in the shelf behind the current issue and can also be borrowed for a 1 week loan period.
Regina Tornado Art and Heritage Legacy Project, which will commemorate the 100th anniversary of the 1912 Regina Tornado throughout 2012 and will significantly enhance and support the Regina Plains Museum’s existing exhibit on the 1912 Regina Tornado, our new interactive exhibit and our virtual gallery at www.reginatornado.ca.
The Regina Tornado Legacy Group is looking for artists to submit proposals for sculptural or mural installations that will be permanently installed in Regina’s downtown and warehouse district, to help commemorate the community spirit that helped re-build Regina following the 1912 Tornado. First deadline is March 9, 2012.
For more information or to submit a proposal, click on this link: http://www.heritagesask.ca/news_and_events?n=436
Categories: PHR Programs
Reminder RE: Discover Your Loyalist Roots
Just a friendly reminder about this Saturday's upcoming free genealogy class!
After the American Revolutionary War (1775-1783), colonists who remained loyal to the British Crown, fled the American colonies and settled in Canada, Jamaica, Bahamas and England. Today more than two million Canadians can trace their ancestry to these “Loyalists”. Join Pat and Gerry Adair from the Saskatchewan branch of the United Empire Loyalists’ Association of Canada (UELAC) who will explain what resources are available for anyone researching their Loyalists roots, the application process for membership, and upcoming activities planned by the group.
Pre-registration is not required.
More New Genealogy How-To Manuals
These books can be borrowed for 3 weeks!
Categories: PHR News
Family Day Hours This Weekend
Holiday hours for the Prairie History Room are as follows:
Friday, February 17, 2012 - 9:30 am to 6:00 pm
New PHR Book
Waiser, Bill. Portraits of an Era: The Aerial Photography of Howdy McPhail. [Toronto]: Fifth House, 2010.
Summary: An astounding collection of aerial photographs of farms, villages, and communities large and small from Ontario to British Columbia-Thunder Bay to Victoria-in the 1950s and 1960s. This book is perfect for the nostalgia and gift market, history and aviation buffs, and those interested in photography. The never before published collection is unique for its immeasurable historic value...H. D. McPhail, a character in his own right, left an aerial history of land and life in post WWII Canada. His life and photography are presented through the historical lens of historian Bill Waiser.
Categories: New Magazines
New Magazine Issues for February
Alberta History, Winter 2012, Vol. 60, No. 1
* "From the Bridge to the Ridge: Lethbridge Volunteers and the Battle for Vimy Ridge" by Brett Clifton, pgs. 2-9.
* "Bow City: the Village Born Unlucky" by Jonathan Koch, pgs. 10-18.
* "Reminiscences of 1885" by Bertie W. Antrobus & William D. Antrobus, pgs. 23-26.
Note: Issue also contains "History Now", January 2012 newsletter of The Historical Society of Alberta
Families, February 2012, Vol. 51, No. 1
* "Changing Gravestone Motifs in Quinte and Beyond" by Peter W. Johnson, pgs. 13-15.
* "Letters Home: Upper Canada to England" by Bill Mills, pgs. 16-20.
* "Hunting for Hidden History: How Slavery Came to the Town of York" by Hilary Dawson, pgs. 26-31.
Internet Genealogy, February/March 2012, Vol. 6, No. 6
* "Genealogy Sources of the American West" by Tony Brandy, pgs. 22-26.
* "Tracking Ancestral Time, Online!" by Lisa A. Alzo, pgs. 31-32.
* "Home Children to Canada: An Introduction" by John D. Reid, pgs. 49-50.
Worth, Winter 2011, Vol. 23, No. 4
* "Maple Creek Mainstreet Program Up & Running" by Joe Ralko, pgs. 5-7.
* "The Moose Jaw Natatorium: a Pool of Memories" by Bernie Crosbie, pgs. 8-9.
* "Form Follows Function: The Saskatchewan Association of Architects Celebrates Its Centennial: Evolution to Modern Scale & Design: 1965 to 2011" pgs. 10-15.
Note: These issues can be borrowed for 1 week. Back issues of most Prairie History Room magazines are kept in the shelf behind the current issue and can also be borrowed for a 1 week loan period.
Change in SAB's Evening Hours
The Saskatchewan Archives Board (SAB) is continuing to offer evening hours once a week at our reading room locations in both Regina and Saskatoon. However, after monitoring user statistics, and in an ongoing effort to meet the needs of both patrons and staff, we have decided to make a small change to the hours of service on Thursday evenings.
As of February 16, 2012, 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
Questions regarding these changes may be directed to Nadine Charabin, Manager, Reference Services, at firstname.lastname@example.org, or at 306-933-5832.
New Genealogy How-To Books
Brown, Jonathan. Tracing Your Rural Ancestors: A Guide for Family Historians. Pen & Sword, 2011.
Summary: Many family historians will come across direct links to ancestors who lived and worked in the countryside as farmers, laborers, landowners, village tradesmen and professionals - for most of us have rural ancestors. Yet despite the burgeoning interest in genealogy, these people have rarely been written about with the family historian in mind...[Brown] describes the make-up of country and village society - the farmers, large and small, the farm-workers, the landowners and estate-owners, and the local business people, the tradesmen and merchants. At the same time he identifies and discusses the relevant national and local records, indicates where they can be found, and offers essential advice on how this information can be used to piece together the lives of distant and not so distant relatives.
Waddell, Dan. Who Do You Think You Are? Be a Family Tree Detective. Somerville, Mass. : Candlewick Press, 2011.
Summary: Names, eye color, hair color, nose size, personality--all can be passed down from one family member to the next. This compelling activity book gives kids the tools to investigate, discover, and preserve family secrets and treasures. Tips and ideas run the gamut from interviewing parents, grandparents, and other relatives to looking through family photos, letters, and heirlooms, as well as using the Internet for further research. Among the activities to complete: a keepsake treasure book, a family tree poster, family research cards, a family crest, a time capsule and a mini-census.
These books can be borrowed for 3 weeks!
RootsTech, a leading family history and technology conference currently meeting in Salt Lake City, Utah, February 2-4, 2012, is broadcasting 14 sessions live and free over the Internet. The live broadcasts will give those unable to attend worldwide a sample of this year’s conference content. Interested viewers can watch the live presentations at RootsTech.org.
The free online sessions include the keynote speakers and a sampling of technology and family history presentations. Following are the fourteen broadcasted sessions and speakers. All times are in Mountain Standard Time (MST):
Thursday, February 2
Friday, February 3
Saturday, February 4
This is a great way to update your research techniques without having to travel to Salt Lake City!
Archives Week 2012 - February 5 to 11, 2012
To honour our province's rich and vibrant documentary heritage and the tremendous work that has gone into ensuring its ongoing preservation, and to promote the continuing importance of archives in our communities, the Saskatchewan Council of Archives and Archivists (SCAA) has once again declared a province-wide Archives Week for February 5-11, 2012.
While events are scheduled throughout the province, Regina is hosting one event that might be of interest to you:
Mystery & Mayhem: Celebrity Readings from Archives in Saskatchewan
There will be an Archives Information and Archival Services Exhibit hall at 6 pm followed by presentations and readings from archival institutions in the province at 7 pm. A reception will follow the readings. Everyone is invited to attended and the ADMISSION IS FREE!!!
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