Category: Documents

Wabanaki Collection launched to educate about Maritime Indigenous peoples | CBC News

‘We are all treaty people,’ says curator of a portal aimed at better mutual understanding. David Perley is the ‘visionary’ First Nations education specialist and Mi’kmaq-Wolastoqey Centre director behind the inception of the Wabanaki Collection, a web portal of Indigenous educational resources. (University of New … Continue reading Wabanaki Collection launched to educate about Maritime Indigenous peoples | CBC News

Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org updates and additions to 1 Nov 2018.

The following are the Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org updates and additions to 1 Nov 2018. Featured image: House in Lesotho. FamilySearch.org updates and additions to 1 Nov 2018.   Canada Canada Census, 1871 Ontario Deaths, 1869-1937 and Overseas Deaths, 1939-1947 Chile Chile, Civil Registration, 1885-1932 Dominican … Continue reading Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org updates and additions to 1 Nov 2018.

Thousands of new Irish family records added to research database | IrishCentral.com

The Irish Genealogical Research Society has added thousands of new Irish records to their database. IGRS reports that an additional 7,000 records have been added to their Early Irish Birth, Marriage, and Death Indexes, bringing the total to about 260,000. The new records include 14,000 … Continue reading Thousands of new Irish family records added to research database | IrishCentral.com

Transkribus system makes breakthrough in understanding medieval texts | Euronews

How do you find a text in ancient manuscripts, and do it fast? Until recently, computers weren’t very good in reading handwritten scripts — but now artificial intelligence has produced a breakthrough. The Tyrolean State Archive in Innsbruck stores countless documents dating from the 11th … Continue reading Transkribus system makes breakthrough in understanding medieval texts | Euronews

Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org updates and additions to 17 Oct 2018.

Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org updates and additions to 17 Oct 2018.

The following are the recent Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org updates and additions to 17 Oct 2018. Featured image: Piazza Vittoria, Torino, Italy FamilySearch.org updates and additions to 17 Oct 2018.   Australia Australia, Tasmania, Civil Registration, 1803-1933 Belgium Belgium, East Flanders, Civil Registration, 1541-1914 Canada Canada Census, … Continue reading Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org updates and additions to 17 Oct 2018.

Does an exception clause in the 13th amendment still permit slavery? | HISTORY

Does an exception clause in the 13th amendment still permit slavery? | HISTORY

The 13th amendment, which officially abolished slavery in the United States in 1865, includes a loophole regarding involuntary servitude. The year the Civil War ended, the U.S. amended the Constitution to prohibit slavery and involuntary servitude. But it purposefully left in one big loophole for … Continue reading Does an exception clause in the 13th amendment still permit slavery? | HISTORY

The Mormons are making major changes to their genealogy database to recognize same-sex families / LGBTQ Nation

During Pride Month in June, LGBT people interested in family history received interesting news. Beginning next year, the world’s largest genealogy organization, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, will release a redesigned website that will include same-sex families. FamilySearch.org, sponsored by the Mormons, … Continue reading The Mormons are making major changes to their genealogy database to recognize same-sex families / LGBTQ Nation

Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org updates and additions to 1 Oct 2018.

Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org updates and additions to 1 Oct 2018.

The following are the most recent Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org updates and additions to 1 Oct 2018. Featured image: Manoir de Coupsarte, Calvados, France FamilySearch.org updates and additions to 1 Oct 2018.   Australia Australia, South Australia, School Admission Registers, 1873-1985 Argentina Argentina, Santa Fe, Catholic … Continue reading Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org updates and additions to 1 Oct 2018.

Provincial Archives project to give genealogists, others fast access to ‘goldmine’ | CBC

Archives are digitizing 650 Anglican registers from Fredericton diocese dating back to 1790s. Jordan Gill Hundreds of Anglican Church registers dating back to the 1790s will be a lot easier to access after they are scanned and put online in a project underway at the … Continue reading Provincial Archives project to give genealogists, others fast access to ‘goldmine’ | CBC