New Métis History Book for May 2015
Hogue, Michel. Metis and the Medicine Line: Creating a Border and Dividing a People. Regina, SK: University of Regina Press, .
Summary: [The book] is a sprawling, ambitious look at how national borders and notions of race were created and manipulated to unlock access to indigenous lands. It is also an intimate story of individuals and families, brought vividly to life by history writing at its best. It begins with the emergence of the Plains Metis and ends with the fracturing of their communities as the Canada-U.S. border was enforced. It also explores the borderland world of the Northern Plains, where an astonishing diversity of people met and mingled: Blackfoot, Cree, Gros Ventre, Lakota, Dakota, Nez Perce, Assiniboine, Anishinaabes, Metis, Europeans, Canadians, Americans, soldiers, police, settlers, farmers, hunters, traders, bureaucrats. In examining the battles that emerged over who belonged on what side of the border, Hogue disputes Canada's peaceful settlement story of the Prairie West and challenges familiar bromides about the "world's longest undefended border."
Categories: New Magazines
New Magazines for May 22, 2015
Folklore, Spring 2015
* "Kamsack Cyclone" by Garry Radison, pgs. 6-11.
* "Death From Above" by Catherine R. Fenwick , pgs. 12-14.
* "The Northern Fringe: History in a Hurry" by Terry Chamberlain, pgs. 24-26.
* "Raising Chickens in the 1930s and 1940s" by Peggy Durant, pgs. 30-31.
NGS Magazine, April-June 2015, Vol. 41, No. 2
* "Resources for Locating District of Columbia Ancestors" by Sharon Hodges, pgs. 18-23.
* "Testing Family Lore: She Married a Distant Cousin in Virginia" by J. H. Fonkert, pgs. 24-29.
* "Contrasting German Migrations: Eighteenth and Nineteenth Century Waves" by James M. Beidler, pgs. 30-35.
* "What Happened to Eliza? A Case Study in Female Name Changes" by Nicole Gilkison La Rue, pgs. 52-57.
Categories: PHR News
PHR's Victoria Day 2015 Hours
Just a reminder that the Prairie History Room will have the following operating hours this upcoming May long weekend:
Friday, May 15, 2015: 9:30 am to 6:00 pm
New Genealogy and Historical Reference Books for May 2015
Categories: FamilySearch.Org News/Updates
New Saskatchewan Records Added to FamilySearch
Two new record sites pertaining to Saskatchewan have been added to the FamilySearch.org website that PHR users maybe interested in using:
* Saskatchewan Cemetery Transcripts, ca. 1850-1994: Transcripts of tombstones from various cemeteries. Series 1, 2, and 3 compiled by the Saskatchewan Genealogical Society.
* Saskatchewan, Catholic Church Records, 1846-1957: Baptisms, confirmations, marriages, burials, and other records from several Roman Catholic parishes in the province of Saskatchewan, Canada. This collection covers church records created 1846-1957, but the content and time period of the records will vary by parish.
Categories: New Magazines
New Magazines for May 8, 2015
Alberta History, Spring 2015, Vol. 63, No. 2
* "A Young Englishman's Encounter with Canadian Farm Life," edited by Elkaine Taylor Thomas, pgs. 2-10.
* "Chinese Bachelors Seek Fairness 1936-37" by Daniel Johns, pgs. 13-25.
Note: issue contains the April 2015 copy of "History Now", the newsletter for The Historical Society of Alberta.
Families, May 2015, Vol. 54, No. 2
* "Diverse Destinies: The Buston Sisters, 1853-1954," by W. Wesley Johnston, pgs. 13-22.
* "A Legacy for My Children," by Marianne Perry, pgs. 23-29.
* "1891 Census Microfilm T-6427 Institutions--Where Were These People?" by Arlyn Montgomery, pgs. 30-34.
Note: Issue also contains the supplement, "Newsleaf".
National Genealogical Society Quarterly, Volume 103, No. 1, March 2015
* "Crossing the Continent with Common Names: Indiana Natives John and Elizabeth (Smith) Smith," pgs. 29-35.
* "Indirect Evidence for the Identity of Richard Andrews (1748-1824) of Stark County, Ohio," pgs. 37-48.
* "Context and Comrades Illuminate a Silent Southerner: John Temple (1758-1838), Revolutionary War Pensioner," pgs. 49-67.
Revue Historique, Hiver 2015, Vol. 25, No. 2
* "Le Rougarou ou la légende de loup-garou," par Sylvie Brassard, pgs. 7-9.
* "Pépé Crochet: légende de la Belgique et les enfants de Bellegarde," par Sylvie Brassard, pgs. 10-11.
* "Loup-garous et Rougarous sous la loupe: projet du CRFM de Pamela Sing, Ph.D.," par Mélanie Lemire, pgs. 19-20.
* "Contes et légendes de la Rébellion," par Laurier Gareau, pgs. 23-27.
Your Genealogy Today (formerly Family Chronicle Magazine), May/June 2015, Vol. 1, No. 2
* "Strangers in the Attic: The Era of CDVs and CCs," by George Matheson, pgs. 7-10.
* "Organizing and Caring for Old Family Photographs," by Jacky Gamble, pgs. 14-20.
* "Writing Your Family History in Five Steps," by Barbara Krasner, pgs. 37-39.
* "Sacrifice for Victory: Rationing During World War II," by Carol Richey, pgs. 48-51.
Note: These magazine issues can be borrowed for 1 week.
New Prairie History Books for May 2015
Categories: Genealogy/Historical Society News
Upcoming April Meeting of the SGS, Regina Branch
Don't forget to attend the monthly meeting of the Regina branch of the Saskatchewan Genealogical Society (SGS), which will be held on TUESDAY, April 28, 2015 at the SGS Library located 110-1514 11th Avenue.
The meeting starts at 7:00 pm with the typical member sharing and updates followed by a monthly program. This month's program is titled "Creating Research Plans" where members will watch an instructional video by Michael John Neill, columnist for Ancestry World Journal and a board member of the Federation of Genealogical Societies. He is also the coordinator and instructor for an annual week of genealogical computing workshops held at Carl Sandburg College in Illinois.
Note: The general public is invited to attend 2 monthly meetings before being asked to join the branch.
More New Books for April 2015
Categories: Genealogical Conferences
2015 East European Genealogical Society Seminar
Mark your calendars for the upcoming 2015 East European Genealogical Society Seminar taking placing in Winnipeg, Manitoba on Saturday, August 1, 2015 at Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS) on 45 Dalhousie Drive.
The theme of this year's seminar is Ancestral Evidence – Names, Places and Documents! ((Languages include Polish, Ukrainian, German, Latin, Czech, Slovak, Hungarian, Romanian, Russian, and Lithuanian).
* WILLIAM “FRED” HOFFMAN - “Understanding Language Variations of East European First Names” and “The How and Why of East European Place Name Changes”
* MATTHEW BIELAWA - “Analyzing Vital Records of the Austrian, Prussian and Russian Empires”
* JOHN PIHACH - “Beyond Vital Records: Galician Documents of Genealogical Value from Poland and Ukraine”.
Don't forget to check out the "Ask the Experts Panel Session" featuring William “Fred” Hoffman, Matthew Bielawa,John D. Pihach, Brian J. Lenius, and Maralyn A. Wellauer-Lenius!
For more information about or to register, click on the link to their website.
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