Archives for: February 2011


Categories: New Books

New! Military Photographs Book

Storey, Neil. Military Photographs & How to Date Them. Newbury, Berkshire : Countryside Books 2009.

Summary: The military photographs in family albums stand out as different and distinctive and the sight of an ancestor in uniform stirs thoughts of what he or she did and where they served. However, because of the distance of time or the reticence of many old soldiers, the family historian can be left with many frustrating puzzles to solve when faced with an unlabelled photograph. But there are always clues and author Neil Storey offers advice on identifying military uniforms, badges, insignia, ranks, medals and the equipment worn by our military ancestors. This book covers the UK's military history from the 1870s to the 1940s with chapters on Soldiers of the Queen, The Edwardian soldier, the First World War, the Inter War years and the Second World War.

Categories: New Magazines

New Magazines This Week

Relatively Speaking, February 2011, Vol. 39, No. 1

* "Rock of Ages" by Kale Liam Hobbes, pgs. 5-12. Note: Article examines the use of different materials for grave markers over time.

* "Found in a Sock Basket--A Metis Adoption Story" by Jeannette Sommers, pgs. 24-27.

* "Genealogy Services at Library and Archives Canada", pgs. 37-38.

Family Chronicle, March/April 2011, Vol. 15, No. 4

* "Top Websites To Save You Money" by Gena Philibert Ortega, pgs. 8-10.

* "Become a Brickwall Mechanic!" by Michael Hait, pgs. 17-19. Note: Article focuses on how to break through those pesky research roadblocks.

* "The Search for Elusive Female Ancestors" by Leland K. Meitzler, pgs. 42-44.

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Reminder: back issues of most Prairie History Room magazines are kept in the shelf behind the current issue and can be borrowed for a 1 week loan period.


Free Heritage Week Public Lecture

The Ministry of Tourism, Parks, Culture and Sport is pleased to invite you to the fourth annual Heritage Week Public Lecture, to be held at Government House in Regina on Thursday, February 24, 2011. This year's lecture will be delivered by His Honour the Honourable Dr. Gordon L. Barnhart, S.O.M., Lieutenant Governor of Saskatchewan.

Dr. Barnhart's lecture, entitled "Imagining the Past, Creating the Future: The Role of Heritage Properties in Creating Enriched Communities," will reflect on the fascinating histories of the Saskatchewan Legislative Building and Government House, and will discuss how these two provincial heritage properties and national historic sites are not only part of our collective past, but are living history that enrich the community today.

Further details can be found at:


Feb 2011 Meeting of Regina Branch of SGS

Don't forget to attend the monthly meeting of the Regina branch of the Saskatchewan Genealogical Society (SGS) will be held on TUESDAY, February 22, 2011 at the SGS Library located 110-1514 11th Avenue.

Doors open at 6:00 for members to use the SGS library materials. At 7:00 pm, they will have an informal member sharing discussion followed by their program. This month's program is "Show and Tell" where members are encouraged to bring along a family treasure (e.g. photo, diary, war medal, etc.)or two and share it’s unique story with the group.

For more information and a list of upcoming branch meetings, please check out their website

For more information about the meeting, please contact the Regina branch at

Categories: New Magazines

New Issue of OGS' Families

Families, February 2011, Vol. 50, No. 1

* "How to Research Your Jamaican Ancestry from Canada" by Dorothy Kew, pgs. 3-9.

* "Mary Busby: Where Was She Born - and When? A Case Study in Contradictory Information" by Catherine Whiteley, pgs. 21-25.

** Issue also contains the Feb. 2011 supplement, Newsleaf.

Note: This issue can be borrowed for 1 week. Back issues of most Prairie History Room magazines are kept in the shelf behind the current issue and can also be borrowed for a 1 week loan period.


Categories: Archives

One Province Countless Stories: Friends of the Archives

Would you be interested in participating in a Friends Group of volunteers? Do you have ideas to support and promote the Saskatchewan Archives Board (SAB)? Do you know someone who would enjoy taking part in activities and events? Please ask them to contact us.

If a Friends Group appeals to you plan to attend one of our upcoming information sessions in February:

Tuesday, February 15th at 7 p.m.
Saskatchewan Archives Board
Room 91, Murray Building
University of Saskatchewan
Tuesday, February 22nd at 7 p.m.
Saskatchewan Archives Board
Reading Room
3303 Hillsdale Street

For further information about the Friends of the Archives initiative, please contact: Frank Korvemaker (306) 787-7230 or by email

Categories: New Magazines

New Magazines

Internet Genealogy, February/March 2011, Vol. 5, No. 6

* "All Aboard! Top Sites for Railroad Records" by Janice Nickerson, pgs. 7-10.

* "The Clans fo the Scottish Highlands" by Alan Stewart, pgs. 29-32.

* "Scanners and Scanning: A Review" by Tony Brandy, pgs. 37-41.

* "Using Online Library Catalogs" by Gena Phillibert Ortega, pgs. 42-44.

National Genealogical Society Quarterly, December 2010, Vol. 98, No. 4

* "Determining Linnie Leigh Gray's Birth Date" by Melinda Daffin Henningfield, pgs. 245-250.

* "Using Lawsuits to Identify Family Origins: George Cunningham of Virginia" by Victor S. Dunn, pgs. 251-261.

* "Engimas of the 1851 Boucherville, Quebec, Census" by Ronald A. Hill, pgs. 283-300.

Note: These issues can be borrowed for 1 week. Back issues of most Prairie History Room magazines are kept in the shelf behind the current issue and can also be borrowed for a 1 week loan period.


Categories: PHR News

Family Day Hours for PHR

Holiday hours for the Prairie History Room are as follows:

Friday, February 18, 2011 - 9:30 am to 6:00 pm
Saturday, February 19, 2011 - 9:30 am to 5:00 pm
Sunday, February 20, 2011 - CLOSED
Monday, February 21, 2011 (Family Day) - CLOSED
Tuesday, February 22, 2011 - 9:30 am to 9:00 pm


Categories: New Magazines

New Issue of Alberta History Magazine

Alberta History, Winter 2011, Vol. 59, No. 1

* "'By the Est, for the West' Frederick Haultain and the Struggle for Provincial Rights in Alberta" by Gayle Thrift, pgs. 2-11.

* "Battle at Fort Edmonton: Fur Traders Under Siege" by Hugh A. Dempsey, pgs. 12-17.

Note: This issue can be borrowed for 1 week. Back issues of most Prairie History Room magazines are kept in the shelf behind the current issue and can also be borrowed for a 1 week loan period.


Archives Week - February 6 to 12, 2011

Celebrate with the Saskatchewan's Archives and Archivists at the 6th Annual ARCHIVES WEEK!!!

To honour our province's rich and vibrant documentary heritage and the tremendous work that has gone into ensuring its ongoing preservation, and to promote the continuing importance of archives in our communities, the Saskatchewan Council of Archives and Archivists (SCAA) has once again declared a province-wide Archives Week for February 6-12, 2011.

While events are scheduled throughout the province, here are the ones pertaining to Regina:

Arts in the Archives
Date: Wednesday, February 9, 2011
Time: 6 pm
Location: Royal Saskatchewan Museum, corner of College Avenue and Albert Street

There will be an Archives Information and Archival Services Exhibit hall followed by presentations and readings from archival institutions in the province with Brain Stockton, Wes Pearce, Margaret Hryniuk, Trevor Herriot, Richard Diner, and Steve Wolfson. Reception to follow. FREE ADMISSION!

University of Regina Archives and Special Collections Public Lecture
Date: Thursday, February 10, 2011
Time: 2:30 pm
Location: University of Regina Archives and Special Collections, Dr. John Archer Library

James Pitsula, professor of History, will deliver a public lecture, "Art and Music at the University of Regina: The Centennial Legacy." Reception to follow. FREE ADMISSION!

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