New Edition of Quillen's Troubleshooter's Genealogy Handbook
This book can be borrowed for 3 weeks!
Quillen, W. Daniel. The Troubleshooter's Guide to Do-It-Yourself. 3rd Edition. Cold Spring Harbor, N.Y. : Cold Spring Press, c2014.
Summary: [Quillen] shows do-it yourself genealogists who have progressed past his beginning steps exactly how to find their ancestors with more advanced methods of researching those hard-to-find ancestors. [He] tells readers how to overcome those difficult roadblocks that frequently crop up. Investigative techniques, research insights and new websites are highlighted to assit with more advanced genealogical research. Areas covered include in-depth census research; mortality schedules; extensive section on military records; US region-by-region research assistance; global research tips; and when to engage the services of a professional genealogist and what you can expect.
Categories: New Magazines
New Magazines Issues for July 2014
Generations, June 2014, Vol. 39, No. 2
* "Ten Tips for Researching First Nations Ancestry" by Trish Cullen, pgs. 15-17.
* "Searching in the Graveyard: How I Began My Family Tree Research" by Douglas Fraser Martindale, pg. 18.
Revue Historique, Hiver 2014, Vol. 24, No. 3
* "L' oeuvre d' Ovide Charlebois, o.m.i., missionnaire: Un saint homme parmi nous", par Laurier Gareau, pgs. 6-11.
* "Yaltri Aze, le petit père: Louis Moraud, o.m.i. missionnaire à Patuanak," par Gaetan Benoit, pgs. 12-17.
* "Le fidèle Alexis Alexis Cardinal et la promulgation du patrimoine catholique et autochtone, 1860-1880," par Mario Giguère, pgs 18-23.
* "La communication, en cre et en montagnais: Interaction entre les missionnaires et les Premières Nations," par Laurier Gareau, pgs. 24-32.
Saskatchewan History, Spring/Summer 2014, Vol. 66, No. 1
* "Chinese Settlement in the 'Paris of the Prairies'" by Raymond Douglas Chong, pgs. 20-25.
* "'Great Aid to the Intelligent Citizenship': The Fight for Library Service in Weyburn, 1905-1930" by Kam W. Teo, pgs. 26-34.
* "'Deejay' Fred Wall & the Western Canada Tour 1892-1895" by Brock Silversides, pgs. 36-45.
This summer Heritage Regina will be offering four of its popular guided walking tours. All four will take place on Sundays at 6 pm.
Each of the tours will last approximately two hours, and they are free of charge.
Here is the schedule:
July 13: Historic College Avenue Walk
July 20th: Walk Around Wascana Lake
July 27th: Old Lakeview Walk
August 10th: Downtown Regina: Past and Present
For more information contact:
Categories: PHR News
PHR's 2014 Canada Day Hours
The Prairie History Room will be open the following hours leading up to Canada Day
Friday, June 27, 2014 - 9:30 am to 6 pm
The Prairie History Room wishes everyone a Happy Canada Day!
Categories: Genealogy/Historical Society News
Reminder About Tomorrow's SGS Meeting of the 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, June 24, 2014 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. 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.
New PHR Books: Economic Development and Environment
Back to the Front: A Poetic Walking Tour about WW1
For those of you wanting to learn more about Regina's history, check out this upcoming library program...
Monday, June 23 2014
Time: 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location: Tour begins Northeast corner, City Square Plaza followed by the 8 pm screening of the A Soldier's Voice at the RPL Film Theatre.
2014 marks the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of the First World War (WWI). Join story performer Vincent Murphy for an historic walking tour of the downtown area, with a focus on the Great War, presented by the Civic Museum of Regina, Dunlop Art Gallery, RPL, the Saskatchewan Writers' Guild, and Coteau Books. Program includes a screening of A Soldier’s Voice, courtesy of Gyro Productions. Participants are also invited to tour the Civic Museum of Regina, 1375 Broad Street on Wednesday, June 25, from 6:00 - 7:30 pm.
Registration is required. To register, either click on this link to register online or contact Central Reference at 306-777-6120.
NOTE: In case of rain, the tour will be rescheduled to Tuesday, June 24, 6:00 - 9:00 pm.
Categories: New Magazines
New Magazine Issues for June 2014
Family Chronicle, May/June 2014, Vol. 18, No. 5
* "Planning a Family History Research Trip to Ireland?" by Joe Grandinetti, pgs. 8-10.
* "The Cause of Death Was..." by George C. Morgan, pgs. 13-16.
* "Correcting Long-Accepted Research in the Internet Age" by John Laird, pgs. 31-35.
Internet Genealogy, June/July 2014, Vol. 9, No. 2
* "Genealogy Software 2014 Update" by Tony Bandy, pgs. 13-20.
* "Online State Land Grant Databases" by David A. Norris, pgs. 31-35.
* "Steamboating: A Quick Look at the St. Lawrence Steamboat Company Records" by Tony Bandy, pgs. 48-50. Note: if interested in the these passenger lists, the records are available through Ancestry.ca and Ancestry Library Edition.
National Genealogical Society Quarterly, Vol. 102, No. 1, March 2014
* "Reconsidering the Immigration Story of President Woodrow Wilson's Paternal Grandparents" by Erick Montgomery, pgs. 21-40.
* "Calculating and Using Dates and Date Ranges" by Barbara Levergood, pgs. 51-75.
NGS Magazine, April-June 2014, Vol. 40, No. 2
* "Where Will the Field of Genealogy be in 2024?" by David E. Rencher, pgs. 15-19.
* "Finding American Women's Voices Through the Centuries" by Jane E. Wilcox, pgs. 28-32.
* "Women Homesteaders" by Gail Blankenau, pgs. 33-38.
* "Using Autosomal DNA for Genealogy" by Debbie Parker Wayne, pgs. 50-54.
Relatively Speaking, May 2014, Vol. 42, No. 2
* "One Day, One Man, ONe Mill, One Million Memories!" by Gloria Cathcart, pgs. 55-61.
* "A Little Walk in a Cemetery," pgs 62-65.
* "Keepers of History--Seasonal Museums Around Alberta" by Denise Daubert, pgs. 71-76. Note: If you plan to be traveling to Alberta this summer, you may want to check out this incredible list of museums!
Worth, Summer 2014, Volume 26, No. 2
* "Heritage Architecture Excellence Award," pgs 5-12 Note: Article lists the 2014 award recipients.
* "Future of Former Regina Indian Industrial School Cemetery" by Joe Ralko, pgs. 14-17.
Note: These magazine issues can be borrowed for 1 week.
Recommended Research Guide for Online Newspapers
As any researcher can tell you, tracking down an online version of the newspaper can be problematic. While some newspapers can be easily found in the library's databases, other newspapers are found on the internet for free. To help save you some valuable research time, check out this fabulous research guide for newspapers that was compiled by Carol A. Singer at Bowling Green State University. While the guide is geared primarily on how to use the newspaper resources at that university, I highly recommend you click on these two tabs: Historical US Newspapers Online and Historical Worldwide Newspapers Online (Canada is listed here along with Australia and the UK). Please note: the guide lists both paid and free sites!
May's Comment: I have been trying to work on a similar list to Carol's for awhile now, but never seem to have had much time to complete it. I am so happy Carol's list exist! So enjoy and happy searching!
New PHR Books: Aboriginal Studies
Between 2010 and 2009, 6 First Nations communities in Saskatchewan participated in a comprehensive community-based planning pilot project, overseen by the Cities and Environment Unit of Dalhousie University. Here are the publications of these studies:
Also new to PHR, are the following 3 new reference books on Aboriginal Studies:
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