Archives for: June 2012
Categories: PHR News
PHR's Canada Day Weekend Hours
The Prairie History Room's operating hours this weekend are:
Friday, June 29, 2012 - 9:30 am to 6 pm
The Prairie History Room wishes everyone a Happy Canada Day!
Four downtown churches will be open for public tours:
• Knox-Metropolitan (11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.);
Knox-Met and First Baptist were damaged and St. Paul’s was a triage centre in the aftermath of the disaster.
Regina's Development Review Branch prepared the self-guided walking tour brochure for downtown. Pick one up at the Legacy event or at the four churches. The brochure provides information about the architecture and history of these churches and other buildings of the era along with details of the 1912 tornado.
Most of the events are being organized by the Regina Tornado Legacy Group and the Spiralling Forces Festival. For a detailed program on the events of June 30 visit www.spiralingforces.ca
Remembering the 1912 Tornado
This is the 100th Anniversary of the devastating tornado that hit Regina on June 30, 1912.
## Related posts:
Canada Day in 1912
Have a look at the recent book about the Regina Tornado:
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Check out the new drama Swept Off Our Feet: Boris Karloff and the Regina Cycle put on by Regina Summer Stage July 10, 11, 12, 13, 14 at 7:30 p.m. at the Regina Performing Arts Centre at 1077 Angus St. in Regina
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The Tornado Project is a series of free events engaging art, science, nature and history to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the 1912 Regina Tornado. Go to the Spiraling Forces website for details of events on June 27 - June 30.
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Interested in the current tornado situation in Saskatchewan?
Categories: New Books
New Genealogy How-To Book for June
Matthews, Marty and Bobbi Sandberg. Genealogy Quicksteps. New York: McGraw-Hill Ryerson Ltd., 2012.
Summary: Genealogy Quicksteps provides step-by-step instructions for researching ancestry using the Internet and software tools—essential resources for anyone doing research in genealogy. This highly illustrated, full-color guide takes a step-by-step approach to common tasks. You’ll learn essential concepts and terminology, examine software options, and discover a wide range of websites, online archives, social media, blogs, and more. The book zeroes in on the steps needed to locate information, helping you break through common roadblocks. You’ll also learn the correct methods for organizing and displaying family tree information.
This book can be borrowed for 3 weeks!
Important Update Re: RPL's Genealogy Databases
Well it's been nearly 4 years since Regina Public Library purchased database subscription to both Ancestry Library Edition (ALE) and HeritageQuest Online. The growing popularity of genealogy and frequent use of the databases by researchers have prompted the library to expand its subscription.
Starting now, patrons can access Ancestry Library Edition (ALE) and HeritageQuest Online databases from any library computer in all of our 9 branches. Patrons can also access HeritageQuest remotely through our E-Library Services while Ancestry still remains a in-house database.
Here is a quick recap of what you will find in each database:
Ancestry Library Edition (ALE) - An enhanced library version of Ancestry.com, a popular genealogy research tool that provides digital access to U.S., U.K and Canadian census returns, vital statistics, military records, ships' passenger lists, directories, parish records, family trees, maps and forms.
HeritageQuest Online - A searchable database providing access to U. S. Federal Census records from 1790 onwards, PERSI (a PERiodical Source Index to genealogy and local history periodicals for both the US and Canada), and digitized copies of genealogy and local history books.
Classes on how to use these databases will be offered this fall so please check the blog regularly for updates on dates & times for the classes.
--May P. Chan, Prairie History Librarian
Categories: New Magazines
Relatively Speaking, May 2012, Vol. 40, No. 2
* "Searching for Charlotte, Part II - The Voyage North" by Marily Lappi, pgs. 62-65.
* "Looking for Family History in Minnesota and Wisconsin" by Margaret McInall, pgs. 68-72.
* "Your London Research Trip" by Lynn Fogwill, pgs. 73-77.
Saskatchewan History, Spring/Summer 2012, Vol. 64, No. 1
* "Surviving Tough Times: Saskatchewan Women Teachers in the Great Depression" by June Corman and Christine Ensslen, pgs. 8-23.
* "A Biographical Sketch of Pioneer Naturalist Charles F. Holmes, 1888-1948" by C. Stuart Houston, pgs. 24-31.
Worth, Summer 2012, Vol. 24, No. 2
* "2012 Lieutenant Governor of Saskatchewan Heritage Architecture Excellence Awards" by Ross Herrington, Rod Stutt, Frank Korvemaker and Marg Hryniuk, pgs. 4-9.
* "3D Models of Saskatchewan Done Without Ever Visiting Here!" by Joe Ralko, pgs. 12-13.
* "Another Ones Bites the Dust: The Lift and Death of Regina's Black Block" by Don Black, pgs. 16-17.
* "I-XL Masonry Supplies Ltd. 100 Years of Built History" by Kim Kigney, pgs. 22-23.
* "By Artists, for Artists? Creating the Saskatchewan Arts Board and Canada Council" by Gregory Klages, pgs, 38-49.
The Great Tornado of 1912: a Whirlwind Tour
You are invited to attend
Tuesday, June 26, 2012
6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
On the afternoon of June 30, 1912, Regina was devasted by a fierce tornado that wrecked the city and killed 38 people.
The Dunlop Art Gallery, Regina Plains Museum, Saskatchewan Writers' Guild and Regina Public Library will commemorate this historic tragedy with a whirlwind tour of the downtown area and then followed by a presentation by Sandra Bingaman, author of Storm of the Century.
6:00 pm - Browse exhibits at Regina Plains Museum, 2nd floor, 1835 Scarth Street
Program is free but requires pre-registration. Register online or by calling 777-6120 (Reference Desk).
Categories: New Magazines
New Magazine Issues for June
Internet Genealogy, June/July 2012, Vol. 7, No. 2
* "Canadian Census: Hollywood Style" by Dave Obee, pgs. 6-8.
* "Top Online Immigration Resources" by Diane L. Richard, pgs. 16-18.
* "Public Libraries: a Genealogist's Treasure" by Amanda Epperson, pgs. 47-49. Note: One advantage that Epperson does not discuss in her article is that most public libraries are able to borrow materials or get copies made of materials from other public and academic libraries in the country.
* "Mocavo: A Genealogist's Search Engine" by Tony Brandy, pgs. 51-52.
NGS Magazine, April-June 2012, Vol. 38, No. 2
* "Stop, Thief! A Plagiarism Primer" by Debbie Mieszala, pgs. 17-20.
* "The 1940 Federal Census" by Constance Potter and Diane Petro, pgs. 21-24.
* "An Overview of Immigration Records" by Kathy Petlewski, pgs. 48-53.
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.
Did your relative work in the Royal Household?
FindMyPast has added the Royal Household records to their searchable databases.
Here's the link: www.findmypast.co.uk/content/news/royal-archives
FindMyPast is a popular UK subscription-based research site. It appears you can do the search and see the search results for free, but to view transcriptions and the original images, you must subscribe or use their PayAsYouGo system.
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