Awesome links for genealogy and family tree research in Canada.

Genealogy and family tree research in Canada.

  I love Canada and I’m proud to be Canadian.   But…   I learned very quickly when I started researching, that Canadian genealogical data available online can be sporadic and difficult to find.   Because genealogy research in Canada can be problematic, this post lists ‘awesome’ links for genealogy and family tree research in …

Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org Updates and Additions to 13 Oct 2015.

Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org Updates and Additions.

The following is a list of the most recent Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org Updates and Additions to 13 Oct 2015.   FamilySearch.org Updates and Additions.   Argentina Argentina, National Census, 1869 Australia Australia, New South Wales, 1828 Census Australia, Queensland Cemetery Records, 1802-1990 Brazil Brazil, Pernambuco, Civil Registration, 1804-2014 Canada British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932; 1937 …

Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org Updates and Additions to 5 Oct 2015.

Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org Updates and Additions to 5 Oct 2015.

What follows are the most recent Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org Updates and Additions to 5 Oct 2015.   FamilySearch.org Updates and Additions to 5 Oct 2015   Brazil Brazil, São Paulo, Immigration Cards, 1902-1980 Canada British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993 Colombia Colombia, Catholic Church Records, 1576-2014 Italy Italy, Asti, Civil Registration (State Archive), 1803-1814, 1911-1935 …

High school students in BC could solve Franklin expedition mystery.

Franklin Expedition

The Canadian school year may be almost over, but a new website is inviting students to solve one of oldest cold cases so far — Sir John Franklin’s fateful voyage to find the Northwest Passage. “History is too important to be boring, and these mysteries are too intriguing to be left to historians alone,” said …

Immigrants from China database updated at Library and Archives Canada

Free access to the Canadian immigration records on Ancestry.ca

In Canada, May is Asian Heritage Month, and Library and Archives Canada has announced it has updates to the Immigrants from China database.   Although I have no Chinese ancestry (at least to my knowledge), I’ve always been fascinated with the history of Chinese immigrants working in the coal mines. This is the result of …

Transcription – Axel and Ella Gummeson and Family Biography

Ella, Ken, Helen, Mazel and Axel Gummeson.

AXEL AND ELLEN (ELLA) GUMMESON   Axel and Ella Gummeson, and Kenneth age 10 weeks, left Amery, Wisconsin, U.S.A., by train and arrived in Cabri, Saskatchewan, on April 21, 1917. They took up residence at the August Gummeson farm on the south edge of town. Several brothers and a sister of Axel had come to …

FamilySearch.org and Ancestry.com Updates and Additions – 14 Oct 2014

Sorry for the large gap. I’m in the process of doing some experimental performance of this site which has demanded much of my attention in the past couple of weeks. Finally, though, here are the FamilySearch.org and Ancestry.com Updates and Additions to October 14, 2014.   FamilySearch.org Updates and Additions Australia Australia, New South Wales, …

Cemetery preservation efforts close to home in Cumberland.

I spent over twenty of my growing and young adult years living in the Comox Valley on Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada. It was a nice surprise today to see the article “Cumberland digs deep into genealogy to keep Chinese, Japanese cemeteries open” in the Comox Valley Echo, regarding cemetery preservation efforts in Cumberland.   …