Categories: New Magazines
New Magazines for February 2014
Families, February 2014, Vol. 53, No. 1
* "Restoration of a Pioneer Gravesite in Huron County" by Doug Miller, pgs. 6-8.
* "Irish Palatines; in Ontario Tour--A Brief Round-Up" by Carolyn Heald, pgs. 15-17.
* "Zeb Croteau: 'The Trapper from Pouce Coupe' (1877-1933)" by Lynne Duigou, pgs. 22-25.
Note: Issue also contains the February 2014 edition of the "Newsleaf", the supplemental newsletter for the Ontario Genealogical Society.
Family Chronicle, January/February 2014, Vol. 18, No. 3
* "Locating German Parish Records" by Leslie Albrech Huber, pgs. 7-10.
* "Kook, 'Krook' or Klansman?" by George Matheson, pgs. 31-33.
* "Gifts from the Grave" by Dawn Meyers Dixon, pgs. 40-43. Note: article explores Dixon's grandmother's journey from the Ukraine to the United States.
Internet Genealogy, February/March 2014, Vol. 8, No. 6
* "Connecting Through Social Media" by Christine Woodcock, pgs. 7-10.
* "Is One Death Record Enough?" by Mary Kircher Roddy, pgs. 31-34.
* "Do You Have Ancestors from the Black Country?" by Karen Evans, pgs. 35-38. Note: Black Country refers four main areas of the English West Midlands
* "Digital Maps of the 'The Great War'" by David A. Norris, pgs. 42-43. Note: looks at WWI maps available from the North Carolina Digital Collections
Note: These magazine issues can be borrowed for 1 week.
Will Chabun contacted the Prairie History Room to tell us about a fabulous conference for aviation buffs.
The Regina Chapter of the Canadian Aviation Historical Society (CAHS) will be hosting the national convention June 4 to 8, 2014. Click on this link to read the tentative schedule of events.
Conference organizers are also looking for willing presenters. They are "especially interested in all the ways aviation history is communicated and celebrated: non-fiction, fiction, film, theatre, art, photography, among others." Sounds intriguing and really exciting!
If you or know of someone who maybe interested in presenting, organizers ask that you submit a short proposal (200 words max) and 50-word biographical note to Will Chabun at email@example.com by February 28, 2014.
Categories: New Books
New PHR Books - January 2014 - Pt2
Some new books just came across our desk...
Archives Week Event in Regina: "Looking back at the Grey Cup - 1951, 1966, 1989"
To help celebrate Archives Week in Saskatchewan (February 2-8, 2014), the Saskatchewan Archives Board invites you to attend an evening readings featuring the theme Looking back at the Grey Cup - 1951, 1966, 1989.
The event details are:
Bushwakker Brew Pub (2206 Dewdney Ave. Regina)
Admission is FREE of charge however, food and beverages are available for purchase.
Master of Ceremonies: Craig Lederhouse, the host of CBC's "Afternoon Edition"
Readers: Jeff "Redbeard" Corbett - Regina Community Radio 91.3 CJTR personality, Al Ford - Former Roughrider player and executive, Barb Pacholik - Author and columnist, Tom Shepherd - Former Roughrider executive, and Rob Vanstone - Sports coordinator and columnist for the Leader-Post
For more details about the event or the events happening in other communities, click on the hyperlink for the Saskatchewan Council of Archives and Archivists' Archives Week 2014 webpage.
Categories: Events Around Regina
Upcoming Free Public Lecture on WWI
The Humanities Research Institute, the Faculties of Arts and Fine Arts, the Department of History and the Dr. John Archer Library at the University of Regina are presenting a series of free public lectures throughout the year on the theme, 1914: A Turning Point in History and Culture Centenary Reflections at the University of Regina.
In this commemorative lecture series an interdisciplinary team of scholars will offer their “Centenary Reflections” on the significance of the Great War as a turning point in history and culture. Specialists from the fields of History, International Studies, English, French, Music, Film, Economics and Psychology will consider the diffuse influence and legacy of the Great War in a wide range of contexts.
For those interested, here is the upcoming talk in the series:
Wednesday, January 22, 2014: 7:00 - 8:15 p.m.
Archives Reading Room, Dr. John Archer Library @ University of Regina
'1914 and "History’s Bloodiest Century" – Normality, Singularity, or Anomaly?', Dr. Martin Hewson, Department of Political Science
'The Great War and the Idea of Progress', Dr. James A. Leith, Professor Emeritus, Queen’s University, Kingston
Free parking on campus available in lot 3M.
For further information or to see the schedule for upcoming talks, click on hyperlink to the website.
Categories: New Books
New PHR Books - January 2014
Categories: Genealogy/Historical Society News
Upcoming January Meeting of Regina SGS' 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, January 28, 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. This month's program is the always popular "Show and Tell", where members are invited to bring along an old photo, a certificate, a family bible,a steamer trunk, a bridal veil, a wedding ring, or some other family artifact and tell the story/mystery behind the artifact.
For more information about the meeting, please contact the Regina branch at firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.
Upcoming FOSA Meeting
The Regina-based Friends of the Saskatchewan Archives Board (FOSA) meet every second month to review past activities and plan future programs and events. The group will be meeting this upcoming Wednesday:
Wednesday, January 15, 2014
Categories: Stories From Our Past
Stories From Our Past : The "Past Lives" of Some Notable Regina Landmarks
Part IV: The Hotel Saskatchewan Clock
For those of who may have missed this article while celebrating the New Year, staff were thrilled to learn that Keith Foster, long-time patron and former PHR staff member, was featured in the latest issue (January 1, 2014) of the QC magazine where he discussed his favorite place--the Prairie History Room!
Click on the link to read the full article.
A couple of points I wanted to add to the article:
- PHR only carries the back issues of the Leader Post, Regina Standard, Regina Daily Post, and Prairie Dog on microfilm. Central Library has back issues of Western Producer, National Post and Globe and Mail. Due to space constraints, we do not carry any of the small-time newspapers or the Saskatoon Star-Phoenix as part of our collection.
- PHR is indeed easily accessible. We are open 7 days a week, including evenings and weekends. Our hours of operation are the same as Central Library.
- Finally, we do indeed get quite a few new books for our collection. Remember to check our blog regularly where we feature our new books. Also, if you know of a new or upcoming publication that we might have missed, please drop us a line at askphrATreginalibrary.ca and let us know.
--May P. Chan, Prairie History Librarian
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