New Genealogy Magazines for March
Family Chronicle, March/April 2014, Vol. 18, No. 4
* "'Dial G for Genealogy'" by David A. Norris, pgs. 13-17. Note: article explores how to use telephone numbers and city directories to fill in your family history gaps
* "Case Studies and Why You Should Read Them" by George C. Morgan, pgs. 21-24.
* "Canadians Exploring Their Jewish Roots" by Debra L. Doppelt Karplus, pgs. 41-44.
Relatively Speaking, February 2014, Vol. 42, No. 1
* "Ranch Romance" by Marilyn Lappi, pgs. 11-13.
* "Ghost Signs; Wall Dogs?" by Denish (Juchli) Daubert & Lesley (Dalrymple) O'Neil, pgs. 21-25.
* "Emily Gertrude Thomson--Artist" by Lesley (Dalrymple) O'Neil, pgs. 28-31.
Categories: Genealogical Conferences
Harvest Your Family Tree Genealogy Conference 2014
Since the Saskatchewan Genealogical Society will not be hosting a genealogical conference this year, some of you might be interested in attending this one...
The Kelowa and District Genealogical Society will be hosting its bi-annual genealogy conference in Kelowna, British Columbia from September 26 to 28, 2014. This is Western Canada's largest genealogical conference, featuring 24 different seminars with renowned international speakers.
Some of these sessions include:
* "Understanding the Common Folk Through the 1811 Vulgar Dictionary"
* "Murder and Mayhem--Coroner's Records and Their Genealogical Importance"
* "In the Workhouse"
* "Your Library in the Cloud--A Genealogical Guide to Digital Collections"
For more information about the conference and/or to register, visit the KDGS website at www.kdgs.ca or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Categories: New Books
"Tracing Your Ancestors' Childhood" Handbook
A new genealogy handbook has arrived in our collection that many of you might find interesting...
Wilkes, Sue. Tracking Your Ancestors' Childhood. Pen & Sword Books Limited 2013.
Summary: Every family historian has child ancestors, and childhood experiences and records are an essential aspect of research into a past life. That is why Sue Wilkes s detailed and accessible handbook is such a useful guide for anyone who is trying to find out about the early years of their forbears. [S]he explores the history of childhood and education and brings together information about relevant records and archives into one handy reference guide. She outlines ancestors childhood experiences at home, school, work and in institutions, especially during Victorian times.In the opening chapter, she reviews basic family history sources, and then she discusses records of childhood in detail. Specialist archives, published sources, recommended reading and other resources and documents are covered. She focuses primarily on England and Wales and covers the years 1750 1950. The second part of her book is a directory of archives and specialist repositories.
This book can be borrowed for 3 weeks!
Civic Museum of Regina is Finally Open
If you can recall, the Regina Plains Museum (formerly on Scarth Street) closed down over a year ago to facilitate a move to its new home on Broad Street. During this time, the museum also changed its name and re-branded itself.
Word is that the brand new Civic Museum of Regina has finally re-opened! Its hours of operations are:
10 am to 4 pm
12 pm to 4 pm
For those seeking a little incentive to check out the new museum, click on this link to the Leader Post article that was published earlier this year.
New Magazines: Alberta History and National Genealogical Society Quarterly
Alberta History, Winter 2014, Vol. 62, No. 1
* "'Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow' The Observations of W.M. Davidson" by Jim Bradley, pgs. 2-8.
* "The Harvest Excursion" by George H. Gooderham, pgs. 9-10.
* "Reminiscences of an English Boy in Canada, Part One" by Arthur William Turner, pgs. 11-22.
* "Art Frankish: a Model Farmer" by George W. Robertson, pgs. 23-24.
* "The Leavings" by Jean A. Hoare, pgs. 25-26.
National Genealogical Society Quarterly, Vol. 101, No. 4, December 2013
* "Did Martha Barnes of Glossop, Derbyshire, Marry Her Cousin?" by Allen R. Peterson, CG, pgs. 267-272.
* "Ancestors of Henry Tatum of Alamama, Georgia, and Louisiana: Migration and Mistaken Identity" by Pamela Strother Downs, J.D., pgs. 273-290.
* "Sippenbücher as Guides to Record Searches in Eighteenth-Century Germanic Towns" by James M. Baker, Ph.D., CG, pgs. 291-300.
Note: These magazine issues can be borrowed for 1 week.
ALE Updates as of February 19, 2014
It has been awhile but for those of you looking for some materials to help jump start your family history research, here is a brief summary of the new databases added to the library's subscription of Ancestry Library Edition:
* New Brunswick, Select Births and Baptisms, 1819-1899
* Nova Scotia, Canada, Census, Assessment and Poll Tax Records, 1770-1795, 1827
* Peterborough, Ontario, Canada, St Peter's Cemetery Tombstones, 1857-2000
* Italy, Select Births and Baptisms, 1806-1900 (in Italian)
* Liechtenstein, Select Births and Baptisms, 1650-1875 (in German)
* Luxembourg, Select Deaths and Burials, 1702-1798 (in German)
* Netherlands, Select Births and Baptisms, 1564-1910 (in Dutch)
* Netherlands, Select Deaths and Burials, 1668-1945 (in Dutch)
* Netherlands, Select Marriages, 1565-1892 (in Dutch)
* Russia, Select Marriages, 1793-1919 (in Russian)
* Switzerland, Select Baptisms, 1491-1940 (in French)
* Ukraine, Select Births and Baptisms, 1784-1879 (in Ukrainian)
* Chile, Select Deaths, 1700-1920 (in Spanish)
* Ecuador, Select Marriages, 1680-1930 (in Spanish)
* El Salvador, Select Baptisms, 1750-1940 (in Spanish)
* Honduras, Select Baptisms, 1730-1930 (in Spanish)
* New Zealand, Registers of Medical Practitioners and Nurses, 1873, 1882-1933
* Philippines, Select Deaths and Burials, 1726-1957
* Uruguay, Select Baptisms, 1750-1900 (in Spanish)
* England, Select Deaths and Burials, 1538-1991
* Ireland, Select Marriages, 1619-1898
* Great Britain, Select Births and Baptisms, 1571-1977
* Great Britain, Select Marriages, 1797-1988
* Scotland, Select Marriages, 1561-1910
* Wales, Select Births and Baptisms, 1541-1907
* Wales, Select Marriages, 1541-1900
* U.S., Select Births and Christenings, 1867-1931
* U.S., Select Deaths and Burials, 1867-1961
* Utah, Select County Marriages, 1887-1937
Categories: New Books
New PHR Books for February 2014
Categories: Genealogy/Historical Society News
Upcoming February 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, February 25, 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 "Organizational Strategies that Work for You", where Gale Shawcross, Shelley Kloczko and Renae Grubb will share tips on developing a research plan and how to collect and how to store information in an orderly matter.
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.
Categories: PHR News
2014 Family Day Hours for PHR
Please note the following holiday hours for the upcoming Family Day weekend:
Friday, February 14, 2014 - 9:30 am to 6:00 pm
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.
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