Category: 2017

Charting Religion in Your Tree

After learning about the focus by Find My Past on Catholic records while watching the live-stream at RootsTech, I started to mentally calculate who in my family I may find in these new records. One by one I was eliminating people that this new record set won’t include, but quickly felt I needed to have a tool so…

Instagram & Your Genealogy Pictures

Genealogy Photo A Day Our genealogy photographs often sit on our hard drives or in stacks of albums in our homes, Instagramming them is a great way to put them to use. The person behind this idea is Melissa Dickerson and her website is called Genealogy Girl Talks. How to Join in the Fun Genealogy Girl Talks…

Making a Plan for 2017

I first started researching my family tree in the basement of my home which was located in a very remote place in Northern Alberta. I was a stay-at-home mom with two young children and was a tad lonely. I found I could research in small quick moments during the day and sometimes in the evening…

Military Records in Canadian Orders-In-Council

Reposting this for the 11-day Military Challenge Yesterday I spent some time searching on-line at the Library and Archives Canada’s website focusing on the Orders in Council. The records cover the years 1867-1924, and are further explained on the site as: A federal Order-in-Council is a legal instrument made by the Governor in Council pursuant to a statutory authority…