Friday, 28 December 2012

Final Chapter in Hospital Ephemera

This wall of commemorative plaques adorns a hallway on the main level of the hospital.

Thursday, 27 December 2012

More Hospital Ephemera

This time the ephemera reflects the history and importance of the School of Nursing.

Wednesday, 26 December 2012

Brantford Ephemera

For the past week I have been hanging out at the Brantford General Hospital. As I have wandered the halls, I have been pleasantly surprised by the amount of hospital ephemera that is on display. Here are some pics of memorabilia from the original hospital, the John H. Stratford Hospital.

Saturday, 15 December 2012

New Record Sets from FamilySearch

FamilySearch has added: 

images of Catholic Church records from Saskatchewan (1846 to 19570. The images include baptisms, confirmations, marriages and burials.

BC estate files (Cranbrook, Nelson, West Kootenay, Cumberland, Fernie, Revelstoke, Grand Forks, Vancouver, Kamloops Victoria, Vernon, Nanaimo, Prince Rupert, Fort Steele, and New Westminster

crown land grants (1869 to 1930) as well as land records (1885 to 1949) for BC

Great Lakes Marine Genealogy

The US Data Repository has added a section on Great Lakes Maritime History which is dedicated to the genealogy history of the Great Lakes. The database covers the US states and Canadian provinces border the Great Lakes. The database records include the 1930 US census of merchant seamen, missing vessels, and a list of shipwrecks.



Saturday, 8 December 2012

New Customs & Immigration Records for Port of Detroit

FamilySearch has added customs immigration cards for Canadians entering Michigan at the Port of Detroit (1906 to 1954), likely to work in the auto industry in Michigan. Some records from Port Huron or Sault Ste Marie are also included in this collection.  

Information available on these cards include: 
  • Name
  • Country of origin
  • Age
  • Marital status
  • Occupation
  • Place of birth
  • Destination address in the U.S. 
These cards also contain the date and port of entry when the person immigrated to Canada, even if it was several years previous to this move.

Tuesday, 4 December 2012

Saturday, 1 December 2012

Island Magazine Digitized and Online

The University of Prince Edward Island has digitized The Island Magazine (1976 - 2007). The Island Magazine often contained historic articles about PEI.

McGill Remembers

McGill University has a new collection: McGill Remembers. This is a list of faculty, staff, students and alumni that participated in World War II. The collection also has newspaper clippings and correspondence related to the war effort by the university.

New Genealogy Records for BC Now Online

The Royal BC Museum/Archives has uploaded historical records of births, marriages and deaths in British Columbia.  

In B.C, vital records can be released 20 years after a death, 75 years after a marriage and 120 years after a birth. 

On the birth records you can find name, date, place of birth, parents’ names as well as mother’s maiden name.  

On marriage records you can find name, age, place of birth and marital status of each partner as well as date and location of the ceremony, names of the parents, names of witnesses and the person who performed the wedding ceremony. 

Death records list name and date of birth of the deceased as well as the date, place and the cause of death. 

Access is free.