Genealogy for Beginners

Interested in researching your roots? Let us give you guidance on how to start your family tree or solve a puzzling mystery. Please pre-register by calling 902-885-2391. Date: Friday May 26, 2017 Time: 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm Location: Sheet Harbour Library, Sheet Harbour, Halifax County, NS In partnership with Memory Lane Heritage Village Registration…

Lecture Tonight: Fort Point Frasers

I learned about this late last night from a fellow genealogists. The event takes place today… Royal Nova Scotia Historical Society Public Lecture Topic: The “Fort Point Frasers” and the Great War Facilitator: Bruce MacDonald Date: Wednesday May 17, 2017 Time: 7:30 pm Place: Nova Scotia Archives, 6016 University Avenue, Halifax, NS This presentation provides an overview…

The 2016 Census of Population – Age, Sex and Type of Dwelling

This just came across my desk… Statistics Canada is delighted to invite you to our upcoming free online learning sessions on: The 2016 Census of Population – Age, Sex and Type of Dwelling CANSIM Please note: Advanced registration is required. As spaces are limited, please register early! See below for more information. 2016 Census of Population – Age,…

No ordinary teacher: A remembrance of Terry Punch

Originally posted on Acadiensis:
By John Macleod Known throughout the Maritimes and beyond as a genealogist Terry Punch, in writing his obituary, characterised himself as “a retired educator … active in historical and genealogical circles.” A victim of cancer, he died on April 11, 2017, three months and four days after his 80th birthday. Terry…

Locating Information on Our Poor Ancestors

Poor Law Union Immigrants To Canada by Lorine McGinnis Schulze I’ve been following Lorine’s blog for several years. She has an extensive resource on all things genealogy. If you’ve never visited her Olive Tree Genealogy site before, you should. Here’s what Lorine writes about poor law unions… Poor law unions were collections or groups of…