Archives for: June 2011, 07


Categories: Recommended Websites

Family Tree's 101 Best Genealogy Web Resources for 2011

Family Tree magazine just recently released its annual list of 101 best online genealogy resources. Usually this list consists of only free sites but this year's honorees includes both free and paid subscriptions.

Similar to last year, the list is divided into different categories, including the always popular "Canadian Cousins" and "Crossing the Pond" as well as the intriguing "Tech Tools" (note: hmm...must try out Mocavo, a genealogy-specific search engine).

While some of the websites mentioned on the list are annual repeats (e.g. Canadian Genealogy Centre), I occasionally a find a new site that I have never heard of (e.g. Newberry Library Atlas of Historical County Boundaries and Genlias) but might come in handy later on down the road when a patron comes to the PHR reference desk for assistance. Enjoy!

- May P. Chan, Prairie History Librarian

Categories: Tours, Museums

Free Walking Tour of Downtown Regina

The Regina Plains Museum will be hosting a free historic walking tour of downtown Regina this Friday, June 10 at 2:00 p.m. This walking tour takes participants through some of Regina's oldest and most notable downtown landmarks, and runs about an hour in length.

For more information about the walking tour, please contact the museum at 780-9435.

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