Friday, November 6, 2015

Genealogy CUE for November 6-8, 2015

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Here is your Genealogy Canadian Updates and Events for the week-end of November 6-8, 2015. Many events will be featuring our military veterans in honour of Remembrance Day.


Norfolk Archives at Eva Brook Donly Museum & Archives in Simcoe, Ontario is hosting their annual all-day Fall Genealogy Workshop Saturday, November 7, 2015.  Three great speakers include Dave Naylor speaking about "DNA Testing for Genealogists," Kathryn Lake Hogan presenting "Tracking Your Ancestors Through Canadian Ports of Entry," and Jane E. McNamara sharing her knowledge with "Beyond the Estate File." 

The Vernon & District Family History Society in British Columbia is hosting an Open House at its resource centre at Peace Lutheran Church, 1204-30th Street, 11:00 am - 3:00 pm on Saturday.

Col. John Butler Branch of the United Empire Loyalists' Association of Canada holds its monthly meeting on Saturday. Lunch begins at 11:45 am at Betty's Restaurant in Chippewa, followed by the meeting.

Oakville Public Library is offering a class on Sunday, November 8, 2015 called "Why Genetic Genealogy?"

The Family History Society of Newfoundland and Labrador is hosting a lecture on Sunday by Bert Riggs called "Onward Christian Soldiers: Gower Street Methodist Church and the First World War.  

Be sure to visit the Ontario Genealogical Society's webpage for the listing of their Branches. Many have upcoming meetings this week.


If you haven't already heard, the new Liberal government has kept its promise of restoring the long-form census. That's good news for Canadian family history researchers who want to leave a legacy for their descendants. 

Library and Archives Canada released a new database this week to help with researching your immigrant ancestors to Canada. Check out "Immigrants to Canada, Porters and Domestics, 1899-1949."

As I shared last month, released a terrific database for researching your Second World War ancestors and relatives. Starting today, November 6th through Remembrance Day, November 11th, is providing FREE access to the Canada, World War II Service Files of War Dead, 1939-1947.   

Copyright by Kathryn Lake Hogan, 2015.