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New Digitized Content from LAC

Some of Library and Archives Canada's (LAC) vast microforms collection are being digitized for access over the Internet. Here is the list of two newly digitized collections:

* Commonwealth War Graves Registers, First World War

* Circumstances of Death Registers, First World War

Additional digitized microforms are available on the Browse by Title page and include:

* Form 30, Border Entry Records, 1919-1924

* School Files Series - 1879-1953 (RG10)

* Passenger Lists: Quebec City (1925 - 1935)

* Passenger Lists: Halifax (1925 - 1935)

Please note that these links do not take you to a fully searchable database meaning that the images are not searchable by keyword. You scroll through the images as if you are scrolling through a microfilm.

Categories: New Books

New U of R History Book

Pisula, James M. Honouring Our Past, Embracing Our Future: Celebrating a Century of Excellence in Education at the University of Regina Campus. Regina, SK: CPRC Press, c2011.

Summary: In honour of the University of Regina’s centennial, CPRC Press published a book featuring a beautiful collection of more than 100 archival and modern photos and accompanying text from contributors Dr. James Pitsula, Dr. Stephen King, Don Hall and University President and Vice-Chancellor Dr. Vianne Timmons.

Categories: New Magazines

New Genealogy Magazines

Families, November 2011, Vol. 50, No. 4

* "Finding Family in the Upper Canada Militia Documents from the War of 1812" by Fred Blair, pgs. 8-10.

* "Indian Warriors in the War of 1812" by Ross W. Irwin, pgs. 11-13.

Internet Genealogy, December/January 2012, Vol. 6, No. 5

* "Cloud Computing and Your Genealogy!" by Tony Bandy, pgs. 7-11. Note: article examines how you store your research project online

* "Places to Find Your Ancestor's Religious Records" by Gena Philibert-Ortega, pgs. 22-25.

* "Online English, Welsh and Scottish Criminal Records" by Alan Stewart, pgs. 38-41.

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.

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