Categories: New Magazines
New Magazines for the week of November 23
Your Genealogy Today (formerly Family Chronicle Magazine) Nov/Dec 2015, Vol. 1, No. 5
* "Genealogical Tourism in Calabria: Going Back in Time"Joe Grandinetti recounts his first trip back to his Italian ancestral homeland and the discoveries he made
* "Genealogy and the Law" Judy G. Russell looks at the differences between civil law and common law
* "Who Was Alfred Betts" Richard H. Goms Jr. searches for clues to help solve a mystery involving a mid-19th century ancestor and a strange agreement between neighbors
* "DNA & Genealogy" DNA Matches: Diahan Southard offers 3 tips to improve your relationships
* "Cholera in Wisconsin, 1849-1851" Based on an original manuscript by Virginia M. Johnson Wilcx, and edited and re-written by Jean M. Wilcox Hibben
* "Don't Give Up on Ghosts" Sue Lisk offers five ways to bring your family history writing to life
* "Reconstruction World War II Service for the US Navy and the US coast Guard" All the records burned? Are you sure? Jennifer Holik explains how to navigate and piece together World War II Navy and coast Guard Service
* "Advice from the Pros" Jana Sloan Broglin looks at two major formats for publishing your family history
* "Real Photo Postcards: 'Selfies' of Another Era" George Matheson examines an early form of the 'Selfie', popular long before the advent of the Intrenet and social networking
* "Genealogy Tourism" Genealogy in the sunshine: British genealogy in Portugal
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Families: Ontario Genealogical Society, November 2015, Volume 54, Number 4
* "The Disguised Origin of George R. Young" by Stephen Young
* "Finding André in Ontario & Quebec" by Steve Marshall
* "Simcoe County's House of Industry and Refuge" by Nancy Leveque
* "The 400 Year Odyssey of a Suffolk Bible" by Ralph W. Manning
* "Fabric Dyeing and Pioneer Dyestuffs of Necessity" by George A. Neville
* "How Do You Prove an Official Document Wrong"" by Fraser Dunford
* "The Forgotten History of the Chinese in Canada" by Gin
Note: issue contains the newsletter NewsLeaf The Ontario Genealogical Society, Vol. 45, No. 4 Supplement to Families 2015 Nov.
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Alberta History, Autumn 2015, Volume 63, Number 4
* "The World of Joshua Pilcher: An American Fur Trader in Jasper" by Daniel Kyba
* "The Hutterites Come to Alberta" by Simon M Evans & Peter Peller
* "Among the Foothills and Rockies in 1885" by Arthur P. Coleman
Note: issue contains the newsletter of the Historical Society of Alberta History Now, No. 4, October 2015
Categories: New Books
New Books for the week of November 16
Bob Wahl: The Story of Saskatchewan School No. 99: The Lives and Times of Pioneers on the South Saskatchewan River. Ingram International Inc (2014)
Richard Duret: Victoire, Saskatchewan 1912-2012: Vignettes. [Montreal : Notre-Dames-des Victoires parish committee]; 2012.
Brian Brennan: Rogues and Rebels: Unforgettable Characters From Canada's West. Regina, Saskatchewan: University of Regina Press, 
Liz Bryan: Stone by Stone: Exploring Ancient Sites on the Canadian Plains, expanded edition. Victoria, British Columbia : Heritage House Publishing, 2015.
David Young, Robert Rogers & Russell WIllier: A Cree Healer and His Medicine Bundle: Revelations of Indigenous Wisdom: Healing Plants, Practices, and Stories. Berkeley, California : North Atlantic Books, 2015.
Riess, Kelly-Anne: Saskatchewan book of everything : everything you wanted to know about Saskatchewan and were going to ask anyway. Lunenburg, NS : MacIntyre Purcell Publishing Inc., Second edition 
Photo Attribution: "Remembrance Cross" taken by Nick Parkin
Please note our opening hours this upcoming week for Remembrance Day:
Tuesday, November 10, 2015 - 9:30 am to 9 pm
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. PHR 940.45 UNVEI
LEST WE FORGET
This post was originally written in 2013. The links have been updated for 2015.
Categories: PHR News
Technical Issues When Accessing Catalogue
Prairie History Room staff just wanted to make readers aware of a technical glitch that was brought to our attention by an astute patron: when clicking on book links at the bottom of blog posts, you may see a message saying "server not found". This is a result of the change in catalogues that took place through October. We still have the item in our collection, but the link got broken during the upgrade. We apologize for any inconvenience, and we are working on updating the links in our posts so they re-direct you to our current catalogue. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at 306-777-6011 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Categories: New Magazines
New PHR Magazines for the week of November 2, 2015
Family Tree Magazine
"Making Matches" by Diahan Douthard.
"More Than Meets the Eye" by Kerry Scott.
"Analyze This!" by Michael Hait.
"Welcome to Welsh Roots" by Rick Crume.
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National Genealogical Society Quarterly
"No Name, No Number: George Holms's Orphans of Washington and Jefferson Counties, Georgia" by Sara Anne Scribner, CG
"James Wesley Mooney of Will county, Illinois: Business Records Reveal His New York Family" by Sue Hahney Kratsch
"One George Deane or More? Determining an Identity Spanning Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, and Missouri, but not Wisconsin" by Darcie Hind Posz, CG
"Associations Re-establish Family Links: The Youngs' Serial Migration from Virginia through Kentucky and Missouri to California" by Shirley Langdon Wilcox, CG
Categories: Stories From Our Past
Skeletons in Our Closet: The Ku Klux Klan in Regina
On June 7, 1928, the Klan held their first major Saskatchewan rally in Moose Jaw, and attracted over 7 thousand attendees (the Canadian National Railroad even ran a special train to take over 400 interested Reginians to the "festivities"). If that isn't alarming enough, Regina was the site of at least 2 cross- burnings: one at City Hall with a capacity crowd of 2,000 and one outside in May of 1928 where an eighty foot cross was burned for a crowd of around 1,500. So why was this hateful group so popular in our province? The short answer is that the KKK appealed to a frustrated and vocal minority, one that saw itself dwarfed and overtaken by the wave of immigrants coming from Central and Eastern Europe at the turn of the 20th century. The Klan offered a voice of opposition to the Liberal Government and what some saw as their policy of relatively open immigration and separate (French Catholic and English Protestant) schooling. The influence of the Klan is thought by many to be largely responsible for the Conservative Party's renewed popularity within the province, and Liberal Premier J.G. Gardiner openly led an attack on the group, accusing them and Conservative leader J.T.M. Anderson of colluding with the aim of running a Klan friendly agenda through Parliament. The widespread popularity of Klan rhetoric in Saskatchewan throughout the late 1920's changed the province's political landscape, and made the lives of racial and religious minorities in our province more challenging through hateful and intolerant propaganda.
Thankfully the popularity of the Klan in Saskatchewan was relatively short-lived, as the economic crisis of the Depression stole focus away from issues of race and nationality. By the early 1930s, membership had dwindled to almost nil, as even those who may have wanted to join balked at the 13 dollar annual membership fee. In the end, the Klan did not rise to the heights of power, and though intolerance still existed in the province, the Klan was no longer the vehicle through which those damaging ideas could spread. It's hard not to imagine the anger and widespread protest that would greet City Hall if they decided to host a cross-burning in 2015, and we should be grateful to live in a more informed time. Though society today is far from totally enlightened, it is reassuring to know that hate groups like the KKK are relegated to the fringes of society, and are no longer allowed to freely spread their evil agenda.
Written By: S. Hay
We were saddened to hear the news of the passing of Bill Barry (William Ross Barry), a long-time friend of the Prairie History Room.
From Will Chabun's article in the October 16 Leader-Post (read the full article here)
Also read Bill's obituary in the Leader-Post, October 17, 2015.
One of Bill's many legacies is the website Saskatchewan Virtual War Memorial, a searchable database of Saskatchewan's war dead.
People Places: Saskatchewan and its names
People Places: The Dictionary of Saskatchewan Place Names
Atlas of Saskatchewan Ka-iu Fung, Director and Editor; Bill Barry and Michael Wilson, Assistant Editors; Lawrence Martz, Technical (GIS) Consultant; Gerald Romme, Keith Bigelow, Elise Pietroniro, Computer Cartographers.
People places : contemporary Saskatchewan place names
People places cookbook
Ukrainian people places : the Ukrainians, Germans, Mennonites, Hutterites and Doukhobors and the names they brought to Saskatchewan
Age shall not weary them : Saskatchewan remembers its war dead
Geographic names of Saskatchewan
Ghost Tours of Regina
October is the perfect month to explore Regina's haunted history. This year, Eco Party Adventures is once again offering a ghost tour of Regina. This tour is a great chance to look at some of the city's most historic locations while hearing spooky tales. This year's theme for the tour is "Haunted Hotels" (hence the photo above), and promises to be a spook-tacular night out!
"Modeled after Scotland Yard’s notorious Black Museum of British crime, the RCMP’s Black Museum gives visitors a chance to explore some of the macabre and chilling pieces from its historical collections. . . ." from the Leader-Post article Exhibit showcasing historical RCMP crime artifacts. Read the full article here.
This exhibit is open from October 9-31.
There are also a couple of special Hallowe'en events at the RCMP Heritage Centre:
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