In looking for lesser known Military resources in Canada I came across this website: Vancouver Gunners. The site explains that it covers the Artillery on the mainland of B.C. and specifically the 15th Field Regiment. The site has a Nominal Roll that you can look through for your ancestor. Another great resource on the page…
Military Resources: Digitized Yearbooks 1943-1995 Victoria, B.C. Naval College
In the lead up to Remembrance Day I plan to write about some lesser-known Canadian resources for researching your military ancestors. The lastest find is “The Log“ which is the yearbook for the Royal Roads Military College located in Victoria B.C. These are digitized and available on-line for the dates 1943-1995. The first edition that…
Early Canadian Military Reports 1864-1925
Early Military Reports for Canada 1864-1925
What Did They Pack on The Yukon Expedition of 1898?
A trip to the goldfields for soldiers in 1898 to defend the border during the goldrush.
The Jeffrey Men And Grisly Discoveries in the Waters of the St. Lawrence Pt.1
The Jeffrey’s were a Quebec City family who spent generations rescuing people and finding death in the St. Lawrence seaway.
Quebec and Eastern Quebec Poll Books 1814-1841
Quebec Poll Books 1814-1841
Indexing Manitoba Church Records at Family Search
I was browsing through the Family Search genealogy site tonight and I see they have posted an indexing project for Manitoba. It is an indexing of Manitoba church records and appears to be new, when I looked at it there was 0% indexed. Under the description it states “This project includes birth or baptism, marriage,…
Colour Your Black & White Pictures for Free
To offer some relief to people who are following the rules and staying at home, My Heritage has offered free use to their colourization tool for a month. Here is what the tool can do So stay home, stay healthy and enjoy this offer!
How Has Past Pandemics Affected People in Your Family Tree?
The spread of illnesses is not a new thing for Canada or the world for that matter. When I think of it in reference to my own genealogy there are two instances that I recall reading about an ancestor experiencing an pandemic. John Tipper who was living in Montreal in 1832 was killed by Cholera.…
Protestant Schools in Quebec City
The question started with “Did my grandmother attend school while she was living in Quebec City?” And it snowballed as it usually does when doing genealogy. I found a book on the BAnQ (National Library and Archives of Quebec) website about Protestant Schools in Quebec. The book is called “Molding our tomorrows: a survey of…