Categories: Genealogy/Historical Society News
Upcoming Regina Branch, SGS May 2013 Meeting
Don't forget to attend the monthly meeting of the Regina branch of the Saskatchewan Genealogical Society (SGS), which will be held on TUESDAY, May 28, 2013 at the SGS Library located 110-1514 11th Avenue.
The meeting starts at 7:00 pm with a program on the United Empire Loyalists. Gerry and Pat Adair will discuss how to research your Loyalist ancestry.
Note: The general public is invited to attend 2 monthly meetings before being asked to join the branch.
New PHR books on Rural Culture
New Local History Book for Regina
Folk, Julie. Wascana at 100. Regina, SK: Wascana Country Club, c2011.
Summary: Commemorative book celebrating the centennial anniversary of the Wascana Country Club. The book contains club history, club listss and photographs.
Categories: PHR News
Victoria Day Hours This Weekend
Just a reminder that the Prairie History Room will have the following operating hours this upcoming long weekend:
Friday, May 17, 2012: 9:30 am to 6:00 pm
New Book of Heraldry
Slater, Stephen. Story and Language of Heraldry : The Development of Coats of Arms and Heraldic Symbols. Anness Publishing, 2013.
Summary: A fascinating guide to the medieval world and to understanding and interpreting the ancient sign system of heraldry, richly illustrated throughout.
New PHR Books on Immigration and Culture
Categories: New Magazines
Just in time to borrow and read on your deck/park bench while enjoying this beautiful weather...
Alberta History, Spring 2013, Vol. 61, No. 2
* "Strangers in a New and Strange Land: Theodore Brandley and the Settlement of Stirling, Alberta" by Gary L. Boatright Jr., pgs. 2-10.
* "Memories of Foremost" by George W. Robertson, pgs. 15-23.
* "Calgary and Her Dinosaurs" by Harry M. Sanders, pgs. 24-27.
Note: Issue also contains "History Now", The Historical Society of Alberta Newsletter, for April 2013, No. 2.
Families, May 2013, Vol. 52, No. 2
* "Identifying a Photograph's Age Based on Women's Fashion" by Sarah Coates, pgs. 14-17.
* "The Courtice Family from Devonshire to Darlington and Their Bible christian Connection" by James M. Bowen, pgs. 18-26.
* "Discovering the Enigma of 'James Boyd'" by J. Patrick Boyer, pgs. 27-34.
Note: Issue also contains the May 2013 edition of the "Newsleaf", the supplemental newsletter for the Ontario Genealogical Society.
Family Chronicle, May/June 2013, Vol. 17, No. 5
* "Anne Mcgill's Long Journey" by Joe Grandinetti, pgs. 13-17.
* "The Canadian Immigration Museum at Pier 21" by Andrew Hind, pgs. 18-20.
* "Engaging Children with Genealogy and Family History" by Arnon Hershkovitz, pgs. 41-44.
Asian Heritage Month
May is Asian Heritage Month. This acknowledges the long and rich history of Asian Canadians and their contributions to Canada. It also provides an opportunity for Canadians across the country to reflect on and celebrate the contributions of Canadians of Asian heritage to the growth and prosperity of Canada.
The definition of "Asian" may be inclusive and broad, and applies to people who come from or whose ancestors come from:
East Asia - China, Hong Kong S.A.R., Japan, Mongolia, North Korea, South Korea, Taiwan.
To help celebrate Asian Heritage Month here in Canada, here are a list of recommended local history and genealogy resources for you to check out:
* Evans, Brian L. The Other Side of Gold Mountain: Glimpses of Chinese Pioneer Life on the Prairies from the Wallace B. Chung and Madeline H. Chung Collection = Jin Shan Dong Fang: Caoyuan Sheng Fen Hua Ren. Edmonton, AB: University of Alberta Libraries, .
* Izumi, Toshiaki. Stories I Heard in the Wheat field: Stories of Japanese and Japanese Immigrants in South Saskatchewan. [Saskatchewan: T. Izumi, 199-?].
* Kato, Arthur. A History of Japanese-Canadians in Regina. [Regina: A. Kato], 1980.
* Luk, Lordson W. The Assimilation of Chinese in Saskatoon. Saskatoon, SK: L. W. Luk, 1971.
* Project Integrate: an Ethnic Study of the Chinese Community of Moose Jaw. Moose Jaw, Sask. : [s.n.], 1973.
* Soo, Wen Lee. Crossings : a Portrait of the Chinese Community of Moose Jaw. Moose Jaw, Sask. : Moose Jaw Museum & Art Gallery, 2005. Click here to view the online exhibit hosted on the Virtual Museum of Canada (VMC) website.
Boey, Danny. Basic Guide to Chinese Genealogy. Singapore : Chineseroots, c2002.
Chao, Sheau-yueh J. In Search of Your Asian Roots: Genealogical Research on Chinese Surnames. Baltimore, MD: Printed for Clearfield Co. by Genealogical Pub. Co., 2000.
* FamilySearch.org: Maintained by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (Mormons), this free website offers a number of terrific set of genealogical records for anyone researching their Asian ancestry, including China, Collection of Genealogies from 1239-2011; India, Birth and Baptisms from 1786-1947; and Philippines, Births and Baptisms from 1642-1994. Equally helpful is the Research Wiki pages on the various countries that help explain the geography, customs, naming conventions, types of records that can be found for the locale and further research tips.
* Asian Heritage Month in Canada Project: Developed and maintained by Radio Canada International, the website offers three multi-media pages on the history of Chinese, Japanese and Vietnamese peoples in Canada.
* CBC Digital Archives: Featuring a huge collection of audio files, video clips and photographs from the CBC Archives, this website features a number of fascinating exhibits and lesson plans for teachers.
Having Difficulties Deciphering the Clues in Old Photographs?
Taylor, Maureen A. Family Photo Detective: Learn How to Find Genealogy Clues in Old Photos and Solve Family Photo Mysteries. Cincinnati, Ohio: Family Tree, 2013.
Summary: Historical family photos are cherished heirlooms that offer a glimpse into the lives of our ancestors. But the images, and the stories behind them, often fade away as decades pass - the who, when, where and why behind the photos are lost. In this book, photo identification expert and genealogist Maureen A. Taylor shows you how to study the clues in your old family photos to put names to faces and recapture their lost stories. Each chapter includes dozens of historical photos to illustrate key points and provide clear examples. Charts, timelines and resource lists make it easy to find the exact information you need. Dozens of case studies show you how to apply the techniques in the book to real-life photo research projects. The answers to your family photo questions are closer than you think.
Discover Regina’s Vibrant Neighbourhoods During our Fifth Annual Jane’s Walk
On May 4th and 5th, 2013, Reginans will take to the streets to participate in their fifth annual Jane’s Walk, a series of free neighbourhood walking tours that explore our collective history, architecture, planning and personalities.
Jane’s Walk is an annual celebration of people and cities held around the world on the first weekend of May. Through the simple act of walking together and discussing what makes a neighbourhood, Jane’s Walk helps knit people together into strong and resourceful communities. Celebrating the legacy of Jane Jacobs, the foremost urban thinker of our times, Jane’s Walk inspires citizens to get to know their city and each other by getting out and walking.
In Regina, volunteer tour guides customize their tours with personal stories, local perspectives and insider information to help bridge social and geographic gaps and create a space for Regina to discover itself. They cover the everyday and the extraordinary. To celebrate their 5th year, Jane's Walks are offering tours that explore everything from modernist architecture to community murals, and timely discussions about heritage, booming development, and housing in our city.
This year's Janes Walks include:
* Professor Marc Spooner leading a discussion about homelessness in Regina’s downtown and Heritage neighbourhoods;
* Jan Morier and Jessica Hannah providing a view of community murals created by new and established artists throughout North Central;
* Martin Gourlie leading a discussion about the opportunities and challenges inherent in one of Regina’s biggest development projects, the Regina Revitalization Initiative;
* An exploration and celebration of the Central Library by a collection of dedicated patrons including heritage architect Bernard Flaman, and writer and activist Florence Stratton;
* Bike Regina hosting a ride through the downtown to discuss bikability in the city;
* Story-teller Vincent Murphy exploring the history of the Warehouse District;
* And Jeannie Mah returning to host her popular tour of modernist architecture in the downtown.
For more details and walk times, go to http://janeswalk.net/index.php/walks/canada/regina/
Regina’s Jane’s Walk is organized and presented by Regina Urban Ecology with many community partners.
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