Here are this weekend's genealogy Canadian Updates and Events:
UpdatesFindmypast Free Weekend starts today! A great resource for Canadian with United Kingdom roots. If you are already a subscriber, you don't lose out either because your current subscription will be extended for three days.
Ancestry.ca has added two new Canadian databases this week:
Canada, World War II Services Files of the Dead, 1939 - 1947. These are the full service files for soldiers who died overseas during the Second World War. Incredibly detailed information about your military ancestor or relative can be found in these files.
Montreal, Canada, non-Catholic Baptism index, 1766 - 1835. The data comes from Bibliothèque et Archives Nationales du Québec (BAnQ)
Events for Saturday, September 19, 2015The British Isles Family History Society of Greater Ottawa annual conference starts today and lasts all weekend. The great lineup of speakers include Canadians Christine Woodcock of Genealogy Tours Scotland and Gail Dever of Genealogy á la carte.
The following branches of the Ontario Genealogical Society have events this week-end:
Kingston Branch: OGS Vice President and President of the Leeds-Grenville Branch will be presenting Getting to Know the Neighbours: Resources at the Leeds and Grenville Archives.
Toronto Branch is hosting a workshop: Irish Genealogy Workshop - Focus on Ulster.
Quite Branch has their regular monthly meeting. This month's topic is Great Moments in Genealogy.
New Brunswick Branch, UELAC and the Beaver Harbour Archives and Museum will be hosting To Settle Together in Nova Scotia. Details about the event can be found here
Nova Scotia Branch, UELAC holds its monthly meeting on Saturday.
If you're a War of 1812 fan, then check out the educational talks happening at the St. Lawrence University in Canton, New York. The role of North New York and Upper Canada will be discussed. Details can be found here.
Events for Sunday, September 20, 2015Grand River Branch, UELAC monthly meeting. Bob Rennie will be presenting "Becoming Bostwick."
Toronto Branch, UELAC monthly meeting. David Moore will be presenting "That Question of Loyalty: How and Why some colonists decided to remain loyal to the King."
Enjoy your weekend learning more about your Canadian ancestors.
Copyright by Kathryn Lake Hogan, 2015.