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…

Census of Agriculture Pre-Release Webinar

This just came across my desk. As Statistics Canada gets ready to release the results of the 2016 Census of Agriculture, we will be hosting a Pre-Release Webinar (WebEx presentation) to discuss the upcoming products. During the half-hour Webinar, we will talk about the upcoming data release, the analytical papers that will follow the data…

What is a GEDCOM?

The following column appeared in print on April 9, 1916. What is a GEDCOM? Diane Lynn Tibert McGyver Not long after I ventured onto the Internet, I stumbled upon my first GEDCOM. At first glance, I didn’t know what it was. All I knew was it had a connection to genealogy, but I didn’t take…

Column: Terrence Michael Punch: The Last Farewell

Between today and Wednesday, my genealogy column, Roots to the Past, is available in the following Atlantic Canada newspapers: Saturday: The Citizen (Amherst) Saturday: Times & Transcript (Moncton) Wednesday: The Lunenburg County Progress Bulletin (Lunenburg County) Title: Terrence Michael Punch: The Last Farewell Snippet: More years ago than I can remember, I heard a voice come over the radio talking about genealogy.…