Categories: New Magazines

New PHR Magazine

Folklore: Saskatchewan's Yesterday's Personified Summer 2016
Featured Articles:
"Remembering Mitchellton," by Joyce Becker Lee
"Remembering Homemaker's Clubs," by Beryl Forgay
"My Career as an Actress," by Shirley Lomheim
"My Grandmother, Sarah Freeman," by Lois Borland Lee

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Categories: New Magazines

New PHR Magazine

Internet Genealogy June/July 2016
Featured Articles:
"Victorian 'Cool': What Was in and How to Find Out," by Sue Lisk
"Free UK Genealogy," by Cindy Thompson
"Researching the Great Depression," by David A. Norris
"Stellar Storytelling Apps," by Lisa A. Alzo

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Categories: PHR Programs

PHR Walking Tour: A Step Back in Time

A Step Back in Time
Sunday, June 12th
1:00-3:00 pm

Join Regina Public Library's Shana Hay for a walking tour focusing on the architectural and historical events that have shaped Regina's downtown since the 1880s. Sponsored by the Prairie History Room.

Meet up outside the Lorne Street doors starting at 12:45 pm; tour goes rain or shine.

For more information, please contact the Prairie History Room at 306.777.6039


Categories: New Magazines

New Prairie History Magazines

Families: Ontario Genealogical Society May 2016, Vol. 55, No. 2
Featured Articles:
"Frederick and Isabella Passmore: A Brilliant Career and a Stormy Marriage" by David D. Falconer
"A Cuckoo in the Family Tree" by Robb Gore
"REFUGEES - Switzer, Ruckle, Guier 1709: From the Palatinate in Germany to Limerick in Ireland - A dangerous journey" by Norma Selena Earl

Manitoba History: The Journal of the Manitoba Historical Society, No. 80
Featured Articles:
"Dan Bain: The Squire of Delta Marsh" by Gordon Goldsborough
"The Fatima Pioneers" by Marie-Claire Granger
"Laura Crouch and The Home of the Friendless" by Len Kaminski

Relatively Speaking: Alberta Genealogical Society, Vol. 44, No. 2
Featured Articles
"Bricks and Mortar as Building Blocks for Provincial Identity: Genealogy and the Provincial Archives of Alberta" by Michael Gourie
"Exploring School Records: Post-1921 Records You Can Access Now" by Patricia Greber
"Discovering the Past at the Public Library' by Christine Hayes

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Categories: New Magazines

New Prairie History Magazines

Your Genealogy May/June 2016
Featured Articles:
"The "Hail Mary" Genealogical Search", by Leland Meitzler
"Don't Ignore Census Enumerators Post-1870", by Stuart W. Doyle
"The Homesteaders", by Colleen Callahan Wells

Alberta History Spring 2016, Vol. 64, No. 2
Featured Articles:
"Englishmen in the West", by William H. Williams
"The Long Newsreel", by Brock Silversides
"Western Canadian Identity on the Menu", by Kesial Kvill

Family Tree Magazine May/June 2016
Featured Articles:
"Hiding in the Census", by David A. Fryxell
"Reeling in the Clues", Maureen A. Taylor
"Mapping it out", by Lisa A. Alzo

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Categories: New Magazines

New Prairie History Magazines

NGS Magazine, April-June, 2016
Featured Articles:
"Disputes and Unhappy Differences," by Sharon Tate Moody
"A Genealogical Timeline as a Research Tool," by Stephen B. Hatton
"California Historic Missions and Their Records," by Sheila Benedict

National Genealogical Society Quarterly, Vol. 104, No. 1, March 2016
Featured Articles:
"Thinking Philosophically About Genealogy," by Stephen B. Hatton
"Aaron Strickland's North Carolina Origin," by Laurel T. Batty

Saskatchewan Genealogical Society Bulletin, Vol. 47, No. 1, April 2016
Featured Articles:
"Researching Your Ancestors in England and Wales in the Digital Age"
"Book Reviews"
"Zichydorf Village Association"

History Now-The Historical Society of Alberta, No. 2, April 2016
Featured Articles
"Digital Launch of Alberta's Coal Industry 1919," by Bill Mackay
"Frog Lake Cemetery Challenge," by Allen Ronaghan

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Categories: PHR Programs

RPL Program: Maggie Siggins: Scattered Bones.

Maggie Siggins is the author of such works as "Riel: a Life of Revolution" and "Marie-Anne: The Extraordinary Life of Louis Riel's Grandmother." In 1992, she won the Governor General's Award for Literary Merit for "Revenge of the Land: A Century of Greed, Tragedy and Murder on a Saskatchewan Farm." Join us for a reading of Maggie's latest work, "Scattered Bones." A Prairie History Room program in collaboration with Coteau Books.For more information, contact: phr@reginalibrary.ca

Monday, May 2nd, 7:00-8:30 pm
RPL Film Theatre, Central Library

Please pre-register at 306.777.6039 or via: phr@reginalibrary.ca


Categories: Regina History

Naughty Books in the Regina Public Library

When doing some research the other day, I came across this interesting tidbit in Earl Drake's "Regina: The Queen City," published in 1955:

"..Puritanism was also evident in the public library. The Daily Province reported that a young lady had asked a librarian for a 'naughty book.' She was informed brusquely that the Regina Public Library had no such books and that a strict censorship was maintained constantly against the acquisition of any immoral or irreverent literature."

This exchange apparently occurred in 1913.

The Prairie History Room also doesn't have any "naughty," immoral or irreverent books, but features over 2,000 local histories, filled with fascinating glimpses of the past; why not come in and have a look at our shelves.

Warren, Prairie History Room


Categories: Regina History

Neil Joseph "Piffles" Taylor

This week I was assisting a patron looking for information on Neil Joseph Taylor, whose nickname was "Piffles." Taylor Field is named after him. He was quarterback for the Regina Rugby Team, forerunners of today's Roughriders, but joined the Royal Flying Corp. in 1915. Taylor was seriously wounded, losing an eye when his plane was shot down; he finished the war as a POW. On his return home, however, Taylor refused to let his injuries prevent him from resuming his playing career; this interesting anecdote is found in the book "Rider Pride" by Bob Calder and Garry Andrews, part of the Prairie History Room collection:

"...In a game in Calgary in 1919, Taylor suddenly halted play while he got down on all fours and began searching the ground. It soon became obvious that a crushing tackle had jarred his glass eye loose and he was looking for it in the turf. When the missing orb was found, Taylor calmly put it back in the socket and proceeded to call signals before the horrified gaze of both friends and foes."

Legend has it that Taylor spit on the eye to clean it before returning it to its rightful place.

Football players were sure tough in olden days. And Taylor must have been a great natural athlete to be able to quarterback with only one eye.

Warren James, Prairie History Room.


Categories: New Magazines

New PHR Magazine

Folklore: Saskatchewan's Yesterday's Personified, Spring 2016

Featured Articles:
"Tornado Versus Library" by Keith Foster
"St. Thomas-Wesley United Church: Importance of Church in the City" by Jill Doepker
"The Library in the Park" by Shirley Lomheim
"Interview: Fahlman on WWII Telegraphs" by Bill Armstrong
"Antiques Found in Saskatchewan: Part Four" by Ruth Lee-Knight

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