Categories: PHR News
Remembrance Day 2013 Hours
Please note our opening hours this weekend for Remembrance Day:
Friday, November 8, 2013 - 9:30 am to 6 pm
Categories: New Magazines
New Magazines for November
Alberta History, Autumn 2013, Vol. 61, No. 4
* "Aberhart, Manning and Religion in the Public Schools of Alberta" by Amy von Heyking, pgs. 2-11.
* "Language Controversy in the Red Deer Catholic Parish, 1924-1932" by Henry Wostenberg, pogs. 16-27.
Note: Issue also contains the October 2013 edition of the "History Now" newsletter from The Historical Society of Alberta.
Family Chronicle, November/December 2013, Vol. 18, No. 2
* "Special Collections: A Source Worth the Exploration" by Sharon A. Wilson, pgs. 22-26.
* "Finding My Family From Wales: Where to Begin?" by Donna Potter Phillips, pgs. 31-33.
* "Wooden Shoe Genealogy, part II: Grounding Your Family in the Netherlands" by J. H. Fonkert, pgs. 34-38.
* "Dating Old Photographs Through Fashion" by Betty Kreisel Shubert, pgs. 40-43.
National Genealogical Society Quarterly, September 2013, Vol. 101, No. 3
* "Overcoming Common-Name Barriers to Identify Parents: James Johnson of Amelia, Essex, Lunenburg, and Pittsylvania Counties, Virginia" by Nickola Beatty Lagoudakis, pgs. 165-174.
* "Dead Men Do Not Sell Timber: The Sinking of the Snow Owen and Captain Plato Denney's Two Deaths" by Allen R. Peterson, pgs. 175-188.
* "Blind Faith versus Critical Analysis: Did Acadians Jean-Baptiste Martin and Marie Brun Have a Daughter Geneviève?" by George L. Findlen, pgs. 201-206.
Note: These magazine issues can be borrowed for 1 week.
One of the main Remembrance Day ceremonies in Regina will be held at Evraz Place, starting at 10:00 a.m. on November 11 at the Brandt Centre. Here's the link.
Some related war memorial websites:
The Saskatchewan Virtual War Memorial
The Canadian Virtual War Memorial site maintained by Veterans Affairs Canada contains a registry of information about the graves and memorials of more than 116,000 Canadians and Newfoundlanders who served valiantly and gave their lives for their country. Included on this site are the memorials of more than 1500 soldiers who died in service to Canada since the Korean War, including peacekeeping and other operations. The site also contains digital images of photographs and personal memorabilia about individual Canadians.
The Commonwealth War Graves Commission site has an online database listing the 1.7 million men and women of the Commonwealth forces who died during the two world wars and the 23,000 cemeteries, memorials and other locations worldwide where they are commemorated. The register can also be searched for details of the 67,000 Commonwealth civilians who died as a result of enemy action in the Second World War.
Saskatchewan's War Memorials site has information and photos of many cenotaphs, plaques, memorial halls, walls of valour, etc. in Saskatchewan.
The Saskatchewan Geo-Memorial Project. This web page was created on November 10, 2006 and honours those Saskatchewan residents killed in service of Canada during WWII and Korea. In addition 11 who received the Victoria Cross are also honoured. Click on any name on this list to get a on-line map of the Saskatchewan site named for this person.
The image of the Regina cenotaph is from the program Unveiling of the War Memorial erected in Victoria Park by the City of Regina at 10:45 Armistice Day, Thursday, November 11th, 1926.
LEST WE FORGET
Important Update Re: the 1921 Canadian Census
As of Tuesday, October 29, 2013, Ancestry has made the nominal index for the 1921 federal Canadian Census available for genealogists to type in a name and search for their ancestors. As some of you may remember, the online records were released late this summer by Ancestry without an index.
Note that the 1921 Canadian Census is available through Regina Public Library's subscription of Ancestry Library Edition, which can be accessed on any computer at any of our 9 library branches. For those living outside of Regina, check with your local public library on whether or not they provide access to Ancestry Library Edition database. SGS members should contact the SGS Library about accessing the Ancestry website remotely from home.
--May P. Chan, Prairie History Librarian
New Books - Local Histories
* From prairie wool to golden grain : Raymore and district, 1980-2008. Raymore, Sask. : Raymore History Book Committee, 2010.
This book is the update to the original book published in 1980, titled From prairie wool to golden grain: Raymore and district, 1904-1979.
* Lutheran Collegiate Bible Institute : its 100 year story by George O. Evenson, Shelley Luedtke. [Outlook, SK.] : LCBI, 2011.
* 100 Years - 1000 Memories 1908-2008: All Saints' Anglican Church, Lashburn, Saskatchewan. Lashburn : 100th Anniversary Book Committee, 2008.
Categories: RPL News, Programs & Services
Tommy Goes to War! A Heartfelt Remembrance of WWI
Re-live the valour and horror of ‘The War to End All Wars,' with this dynamic and entertaining live-stage performance by Vincent Murphy, Saskatchewan's own master story performer.
Presented in honour of those who have served - and those who continue to serve - to protect our freedom. Registration required.
Tommy Goes to War! takes place at the RPL Film Theatre on Sunday, November 3 from 2:00 – 3:00 pm. Please call 306-777-6120 or visit www.reginalibrary.ca to register.
New PHR Books - Aboriginal Studies
Categories: Genealogy/Historical Society News
Upcoming October Meeting of Regina Branch of SGS
Don't forget to attend the monthly meeting of the Regina branch of the Saskatchewan Genealogical Society (SGS), which will be held on TUESDAY, October 22, 2013 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 "My Ireland Heritage" with Renae Grubb, who will share she will share with members her genealogical adventures that she had on her trip to Ireland, along with advice on where and how to find Irish family history information.
For more information about the meeting, please contact the Regina branch at email@example.com. For information about the Regina branch, check out their website.
Note: The general public is invited to attend 2 monthly meetings before being asked to join the branch.
PHR's hours of operations for the week of October 21-27, 2013 are as follows:
Monday, October 21, 2013 - 9:30 am to 9 pm
New PHR Books - Saskatchewan History
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