Archive for November, 2012

Heritage Photo of the Day: November 13, 2012

Tuesday, November 13th, 2012

Cardinal Beaton’s House, the Cowgate, Edinburgh, 1868.

Cardinal Beaton's House, the Cowgate, Edinburgh, 1868

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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National Galleries of Scotland Commons’ photostream

Heritage Photo of the Day: November 12, 2012

Monday, November 12th, 2012

Cooperage, Killarney, Co.Kerry, c. 1880

Cooperage, Killarney, Co.Kerry, c.1880

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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National Library of Ireland on the Commons

Notice for Lambton Branch Meeting

Monday, November 12th, 2012

Date: Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Time: 7:30 pm

Location: LDS Church, 1400 Murphy Rd., Sarnia (map)

Topic: Surprises in My Research

Speakers: Members & Friends

Contact Info: http://ogs.on.ca/lambton/index.html

Heritage Photos of the Day: November 11, 2012

Sunday, November 11th, 2012

Canadians marching through the streets of Mons on the morning of 11 November, 1918.

Canadians marching through the streets of Mons, on the morning of November 11th 1918

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Library and Archives Canada: BiblioArchives / LibraryArchives’ photostream

Infantrymen of The West Nova Scotia Regiment in a Universal Carrier en route to Rotterdam are surrounded by Dutch civilians celebrating the liberation of the Netherlands, May 9, 1945

Infantrymen of The West Nova Scotia Regiment in a Universal Carrier en route to Rotterdam are surrounded by Dutch civilians celebrating the liberation of the Netherlands, May 9, 1945

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Library and Archives Canada: BiblioArchives / LibraryArchives’ photostream

FYI: Upcoming Heritage Events

Friday, November 9th, 2012

Event

Playing the Past: The Officers of the London Garrison and the Theatre Royal

London’s military garrison left a legacy not of war, but of culture — painting the first views of London, organizing balls and steeplechases, and building London’s first theatre, the Theatre Royal. Join Mark Tovey and friends for a richly illustrated history of London’s garrison and its theatre, with theatrical embellishments, and a behind-the-scenes peek at what is involved in re-enacting productions from the past.

Date: Sunday, November 11, 2012

Time: 2:00 pm 4:00pm

Location: Eldon House Interpretive Centre, 481 Ridout Street North, London (map)

Contact Info: http://www.eldonhouse.ca/

Admission by Donation

Event

Campbell House Museum and the Culinary Historians of Canada Lecture: Food Will Win the War

In this special lecture, presented a few days after Remembrance Day, Ian Mosby will discuss the importance of food and eating to Canadians’ everyday experience of the war on the home front. He will look at some of the different ways in which ordinary Canadians mobilized food to both show their support for the war effort and also to deal with the ever-present reality of rationing and shortages. At the same time, he will explore the contradiction between popular memory of the war as a time of austerity and the reality that, throughout the war years, Canadians on the whole were eating more – and better quality – food, than they ever had before.

Date: Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Time: 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Location: Campbell House Museum, 160 Queen Street West, Toronto (map)

$12 regular admission; $10 CHC members. Includes war-time refreshments!

To pre-register, contact:

Campbell House Museum

By email: @CampbellHouseTO

Phone: 416 597-0227 ext 3

Website: www.campbellhousemuseum.ca

Event

Anishinaabe First Nations in the War of 1812

Alan Ojiig Corbiere, former Executive Director of the Ojibwe Cultural Foundation in M’Chigeng, Manitoulin Island, comes to Toronto to detail his research, including interviews with elders, to uncover the names and experiences of Anishinaabe combatants in the War of 1812 – often left nameless in historical records.

Date: Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Time: 7:00pm – 9:00 pm

Location: Native Canadian Centre 16 Spadina Road (west side, north of Bloor)  map

Seating limited to 75 people. RSVP to rostep@toronto.ca.

FYI: Update about our facebook page

Friday, November 9th, 2012
 
Thanks to the Kitchener Public Library for the heads up about this:

If you like to follow our Facebook page but have noticed that you don’t seem to be seeing our posts in your news feed as often these days, here’s why and how to fix it.

Facebook now requires page administrators to pay to promote their updates, which means…you’re seeing less and less of the great content we’re posting in your news feed!

To keep RECEIVING ALL POSTS from us, you have to click on the little gear button next to the “Like” button on our page. Select “ADD TO INTEREST LISTS” from the drop-down menu, then create an interest list to add us to, such as all of your favourite pages.

Now, when you select that interest list, you will see ALL of our posts and you won’t miss anything important!

We recommend that you follow these instructions for any Facebook page you care about, so you can continue seeing all the posts from the pages you love!

Heritage Photos of the Day: November 9, 2012

Friday, November 9th, 2012

Infantrymen of The Highland Light Infantry of Canada aboard LCI(L) 306 of the 2nd Canadian (262nd RN) Flotilla en route to France on D-Day, 6 June 1944.

Infantrymen of The Highland Light Infantry of Canada aboard LCI(L) 306 of the 2nd Canadian (262nd RN) Flotilla en route to France on D-Day, 6 June 1944

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Library and Archives Canada: BiblioArchives / LibraryArchives’ photostream

View looking east along ‘Nan White’ Beach, showing personnel of the 9th Canadian Infantry Brigade landing from LCI(L) 299 of the 2nd Canadian (262nd RN) Flotilla on D-Day

View looking east along 'Nan White' Beach, showing personnel of the 9th Canadian Infantry Brigade landing from LCI(L) 299 of the 2nd Canadian (262nd RN) Flotilla on D-Day

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Library and Archives Canada: BiblioArchives / LibraryArchives’ photostream

Heritage Photos of the Day: November 8, 2012

Thursday, November 8th, 2012

Supermarine Spitfire IXE aircraft of No. 412 (Falcon) Squadron, RCAF, preparing for takeoff, March 22, 1945

Supermarine Spitfire IXE aircraft of No. 412 (Falcon) Squadron, RCAF, preparing for takeoff , March 22, 1945

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Source

Library and Archives Canada: BiblioArchives / LibraryArchives’ photostream 

Unidentified aircrew with Avro Lancaster B.II aircraft DS848 QO:R of No. 432 (Leaside) Squadron, RCAF, 1944

Avro Lancaster B.II aircraft DS848 QO:R of No. 432 (Leaside) Squadron, RCAF, 1944

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Library and Archives Canada: BiblioArchives / LibraryArchives’ photostream

Upcoming Heritage Event: Celtic Studies Speaker Series

Thursday, November 8th, 2012

The Celtic Studies Department at St. Michael’s College, University of Toronto, is hosting another installment in their Celtic Studies Speaker Series. This one will be of particular interest to Genealogists!

Topic: “Broken Down by Age, Sex and Religion: the Irish Census Online”

Speaker: Catriona Crowe, National Archives of Ireland

Date: Thursday, November 22, 2012

Time: 6:00pm – 7:30pm

Location: Robert Madden Auditorium, Room 100, Carr Hall, St. Michael’s College, 100 St. Joseph Street, Toronto (map)

CONTACT: celtic.studies@utoronto.ca

Free admission. All welcome. No registration required

FYI: The Petworth Emigration Project featured in the BBC’s Who Do You Think You Are? Magazine

Wednesday, November 7th, 2012

Petworth immigrants Mark Mann and Sophia Rapley, on their fiftieth wedding anniversary, 1891, surrounded by family

The December 2012 issue of the BBC’s Who Do You Think You Are? Magazine has an excellent article by Alan Crosby on the Petworth emigration project. Out now, and available through our website www.petworthemigrations.com, Facebook page “Petworth Emigration Project,” or Facebook group “Petworth Emigrants.”

The Petworth Emigration Committee was organized by the Reverend Thomas Sockett under the sponsorship of the Earl of Egremont. The committee chartered ships and sent emigrants from England to Canada in each of the six years between 1832 and 1837, some 1800 men, women, and children in all. In addition to people from its own Petworth area of Sussex, this very successful committee helped send emigrants from almost 100 parishes in Sussex and neighbouring counties. Immigrants sent initially to Toronto spread outward in Upper Canada and into neighbouring states.

The Petworth Emigration Project records the work of a group of researchers in Canada and England who came together for this case study of assisted emigration. Since the publication of two books, the project has had an extended life collecting additional material and, on the website and Facebook, serving as an information centre for descendants and others with an interest in a particular family.

Photo:‘Petworth immigrants Mark Mann and Sophia Rapley, on their fiftieth wedding anniversary, 1891, surrounded by family.’

Source: The late Margaret Parsons of London, Ontario.