Archives for: April 2012, 16
Categories: Events Around Regina
2012 Regina Regional Heritage Fair
The Regina Regional Heritage Fair Committee cordially invites the public to attend the annual Regina Regional Heritage Fair this Friday, April 20, 2010 at the T. C. Douglas Building and Norman Mackenzie Art Gallery, 3475 Albert Street from 10:00 am to 1:30 pm.
The Heritage Fair is an annual competition held for kids in grades 4-9 to research and present a topic on Canadian history or culture. Kids get very involved and will often get dressed up in period costume, construct fabulous models and make every effort to put a smile on your face as they tell you what they have learned.
The best part? All of this fun and excitement is FREE! So if you want to see the best history projects in the city and have an hour or two to spare, drop by the T.C. Douglas Building and enjoy the competition!
Categories: PHR Programs
Reminder: Using Newspapers for Research Workshop
Just a friendly reminder about our workshop this Saturday.
Using Newspapers for Research
Newspapers do more than provide genealogical researchers with birth, marriage and death announcements. They are often a “window into the past” by helping to explain what life was like at a specific point in time. Today, more historical newspapers are being digitized and made available for users to search for articles more easily. Join Pat Ryan, professional genealogy researcher and instructor, as she offers tips how to use these resources and where to find these digital collections.
Pre-registration is not required.
Note: This is the last genealogy workshop that the Prairie History Room will be offering for Spring 2012. Please check our blog in July/August for the list of upcoming fall genealogy programming.
Categories: New Books
New Cemetery Indexes!
While doing some spring cleaning around the office, we stumbled across a number of cemetery indexes that were either donations or items that my predecessor had purchased years ago and forgot about. Because these are indexes for a number of small cemeteries in Saskatchewan, we decided to catalog them and make them available for users in the Prairie History Room.
Here is a complete list:
* Baptist Cemetery - RM of Prairie Rose
Categories: New Magazines
New Magazines for April
Internet Genealogy, April/May 2012, Vol. 7, No. 1
* "Top 10 Websites for Researching Your Polish Ancestors!" by Donna J. Pointkouski, pgs. 6-9.
* "Using PERSI to Find Your Ancestor!" by Gena Philibert-Ortega, pgs. 13-14. Note: Patrons can access PERSI through the database Heritage Quest which is available on any of the computers at Central Library, including the ones in the Prairie History Room.
* "How to Avoid a Data Disaster!" by Ed Zapletal, pgs. 46-49.
* "Canadian Headstone Photo Project" by Tony Bandy, pgs. 53-54.
Generations, March 2012, Vol. 37, No. 1
* "On-line Resources for Canadian Military Records & History" by Rick Roberts, pgs. 3-5.
* "Strategies from a First-Time Visit to Salt Lake City" by Kelly Southworth, pgs. 22-25.
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.
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