Categories: New Books
New Aboriginal and Métis Books for April 2015
Categories: FamilySearch.Org News/Updates
New and/or Updated FamilySearch Data Sets for 2015
Since we provide patrons with regular updates to new databases or additions within Ancestry Library Edition (ALE) subscription database, it seems only fair to list some of the new or updated content to FamilySearch.org to help you jump start your family history research.
Here is a brief list of data sets that have been added or updated to FamilySearch these past 4 months:
Categories: Ancestry Library Edition (ALE) News
Updates to ALE - April 2015
Here is a brief summary of the new and updated databases that have been added to the library's subscription to Ancestry Library Edition database these past several months:
* 1911 Census of Canada (updated)
* Canada, Quaker Meeting Records, 1786-1988
* Berlin, Germany, Selected Deaths, 1874-1920 (in German)
* Dresden, Germany, Births, 1876-1902 (in German)
* Dresden, Germany, Marriages, 1876-1922 (in German)
* Hungary, Civil Registration, 1895-1980 (in Hungarian)
* Madeira, Portugal, Baptism Index, 1860-1911 (in Portuguese)
* Mannheim, Germany, Births, 1870-1900 (in German)
* Mannheim, Germany, Deaths, 1870-1950 (in German)
* Mannheim, Germany, Marriages, 1870-1920 (in German)
* Sweden, Selected Indexed Household Clerical Surveys, 1880-1893 (in Swedish) (updated)
* Australia, Electoral Rolls, 1903-1980 (updated)
* Australia, WWI Service Records, 1914-1920
* Bexley, Kent, England, Births and Baptisms, 1813-1925
* Bexley, Kent, England, Cemetery Registers, 1879-1985
* UK, Royal Navy Registers of Seamen's Services, 1900-1928
* West Yorkshire, England, Select Poor Law and Township Records, 1663-1914
* Michigan, Marriage Records, 1867-1952
* North Dakota, Territorial and State Censuses, 1885, 1915, 1925 (updated)
* South Dakota, School Records, 1879-1970
* U.S., Residents Serving in the British Expeditionary Forces, 1917-1919
* U.S., Residents Serving in Canadian Expeditionary Forces, 1917-1918
Categories: RPL News, Programs & Services
Transitioning to a New Library Catalogue
For those of you who might have already noticed this change when you searched for an item in our library catalogue, Regina Public Library is transitioning to a new interface that offers all the same features with one noticeable improvement--the ability to search our catalogue on mobile devices (e.g. smartphones and tablets).
Click on the banner or this link to read and learn more about the transition to the new interface.
Categories: New Magazines
New magazines for April 2015
Generations, March 2015, Vol. 40, No. 1
While the issue offers a variety of updates and local interest stories, check out the latest Manitoba Genealogical Society's project: "Manitoba Names Index (MANI)," pgs. 4-5.
Internet Genealogy, April/May 2015, Vol. 10, No. 1
* "There is a Lovely Land" by Carol Richey, pgs. 6-10. Note: The article looks at how to research your Danish genealogical roots.
* "Cloud Storage and Your Genealogy!" by Tony Bandy, pgs. 20-24.
* "Was Your Ancestor a True 'Child of the Sea'?" by David A. Norris, pgs. 31-34. Note: The article recommends where you can look if your ancestors were born at sea.
* "Parsons and Priests and Reverends and Rectors" by David A. Norris, pgs. 38-42.
Manitoba History, Winter 2015, No. 77
* "'An Excuse for Being So Bold': D. W. McDermid and the Early Development of the Manitoba Institute for the Death and Dumb 1888-1900" by Sandy R. Barron, pgs. 2-12.
* "Stories of Bayanihan and Belonging: Filipinos in Manitoba, Part 2" by Alison Marshall, pgs. 13-22.
* "A Stitch in Time: Winnipeg Jews and the Garment Industry" by Stan Carbone, pgs. 23-27.
* "Dick Tracy Gets Smacked Down: Comic Crimes in Manitoba" by Sgt. John Burchill, pgs. 28-35.
Note: Issue also contains the Spring 2015 edition of the "MHS Gazette".
Your Genealogy Today (formerly Family Chronicle Magazine), March/April 2015, Vol. 1, No. 1
* "The Old Dead Folks Club" by Robbie Gorr, pgs. 7-10.
* "Genealogy Tourism" by Lisa A. Alzo, pg. 13.
* "Searching for Ancestors in the British Department of State" by Ed Storey, pgs. 14-17.
* "Go Paperless" by Carol Richey, pgs. 36-38.
* "Unravelling a Pomeranian Mystery" by Lori Alexander, pgs. 48-51.
Categories: Genealogy/Historical Society News
SGS' 2015 AGM
The Saskatchewan Genealogical Society (SGS) will be holding its Annual General Meeting on Saturday, April 18, 2015 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints on 550 Sangster Blvd, Regina, Saskatchewan.
Here is the tentative schedule for the day:
08:30 - Registration
For more information about the AGM or to register, click to download the PDF forms.
Categories: PHR News
2015 Easter Hours for PHR
Photo Attribute: Easter Background
The Prairie History Room's (PHR) operating hours for the upcoming Easter weekend are:
Thursday, April 2, 2015: 9:30 am to 9:00 pm
On behalf of the staff, we would like to wish all of our researchers and colleagues a Happy Easter!
Seven Canadian Mennonite archives, including the Mennonite Historical Society of Saskatchewan, are excited to announce the birth of the Mennonite Archival Image Database (MAID). This national database includes photographs of Mennonite life from across Canada and around the world. Local historians will also see many of their communities represented.
Click on the link to read a recent CBC article about the project.
Categories: Genealogy/Historical Society News
Upcoming March Meeting of the 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, March 24, 2015 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 titled "German Settlement in Saskatchewan" where Dave Wessel will help you explore German origins and explain why German migrations mainly occurred from eastern Europe instead of Germany.
Note: The general public is invited to attend 2 monthly meetings before being asked to join the branch.
Categories: Heritage News/Sites/Updates
Héritage Survey - Canadiana.org
Over the past several months, Canadiana has been partnering with Library and Archives Canada (LAC) on a massive project to digitize 40,000 reels of microfilm (approx. 60 million pages) from LAC's unique and important archival collection. This project is called Héritage.
In order to make these digital collections more discoverable, we need to transcribe them. We would welcome your assistance in prioritizing which collections should be transcribed first. We would also like to connect with those of you who are willing to assist with transcription.
We would be very appreciative if you could take a few minutes to fill out our survey.
Note: I just finished the survey which took only 5-10 minutes to complete. There are approximately 84 projects awaiting indexing with some records holding enormous interests for genealogists. Here are a couple of record sets that I really hope will be indexed and included in Canadiana's database in the near future:
--May P. Chan, Prairie History Librarian
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