Archive for November, 2012

Heritage Photo of the Day: November 7, 2012

Wednesday, November 7th, 2012

Canada’s Nurses and Nursing Sisters:

WW1

After a Bombing Raid in Étaples, France, 1918

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Nursing Sisters at a Canadian Hospital voting in the Canadian federal election, France, Dec 1917

 

 

 

 

 

 

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WWll

Nursing sisters of No. 10 Canadian General Hospital, Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Nurses Arrive Overseas, France 1944

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Heritage Photo of the Day: November 6, 2012

Tuesday, November 6th, 2012

Today we have 2 heritage photos of Canadian Soldiers in WWI:

A Canadian drying his socks over a roughly made fire, July 1917.

A Canadian soldier drying his socks over a roughly made fire , July 1917

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Library and Archives Canada: BiblioArchives / LibraryArchives’ photostream

Canadians buying oranges and chewing gum from little children. The little French girls carry their gas masks. July, 1917

Canadians buying oranges and chewing gum from little children in France, July, 1917

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Library and Archives Canada: BiblioArchives / LibraryArchives’ photostream

Reminder for Sault & District Meeting

Tuesday, November 6th, 2012

Date: Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Time: 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm

Location: Rosedale Public School, 90 Chapple Ave., Sault Ste. Marie. (map)

Agenda: Brief business meeting; Meet researchers; Q&A; Guest Speaker.

Contact Info: http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~onogsssm/

Heritage Photo of the Day: November 5, 2012

Monday, November 5th, 2012

View over the crest of Vimy Ridge showing the village of Vimy , which was captured by Canadian troops , May 1917.

View over the crest of Vimy Ridge showing the village of Vimy , which was captured by Canadian troops, May 1917

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Library and Archives Canada: BiblioArchives / LibraryArchives’ photostream

Upcoming Heritage Event at Lambton Room Archives: British Home Child Presentation & Reading

Monday, November 5th, 2012

Date: Sunday, November 18, 2012

Time: 2:30pm – 4:00pm

Location: Sarnia Library Theatre, 124 Christina St., S, Sarnia (map)

Join Canadian author Sandra Joyce as she discusses the plight of the British Home Child and her personal connection. Her novel, The Street Arab, is based on her father’s life, a home boy sent to Canada from Scotland in 1925. A question and answer period will follow.

Admission is free.

Contact Info: http://www.lclmg.org/lclmg/Museums/LambtonRoom/tabid/110/Default.aspx

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Notice for Sudbury District Branch Meeting

Monday, November 5th, 2012

Date: Monday, November 19th, 2012

Time: 7:00 pm

Location: Parkside Centre, Sudbury YMCA, 140 Durham St., South

Special Guest Speaker: T. R. C. Smith, Canadian Army-Retired, Career Military Man & Canadian Forces Veteran of Afghanistan.

Topic: Military Rank Badges of the Canadian Forces, from 1867 – 2012.

Contact Info: http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~onogs/ogs.htm

Please Join Us! Guests are ALWAYS Welcome!

Free Parking after 6PM, Under YMCA Building

FYI: Genealogy Reference Interview with Penny Allen

Monday, November 5th, 2012

Web Conference, 1 hour

Date: Monday, November 19, 2012

Time: 12:00 pm ET

REGISTER HERE or here’s the link: http://bit.ly/Nov19Allen

Fees: Member: $39.00, Non-Member: $49.00

Overview: Unlike a reference interview, genealogists have specific requests, and may have a little or no knowledge of the types of resources that the library can offer. It is very important that the librarians ask questions that will help them understand what the researcher is looking for. This session will cover the basic questions that are specific to genealogy enquiries.

About the Presenter: Penny Allen is a qualified librarian, who has a passion for genealogy. With over 30 years of experience, she has implemented genealogy programs in public libraries; taught basic genealogy to adult learners through continuing education programs; attended and presented at genealogy conferences; volunteered at the Who Do You Think You Are show in London and researched at many archives and libraries in the U.K. and across Canada.

Contact Info: http://www.accessola.org/OLAWEB/Home/OLAWEB/Ontario_Library_Association.aspx?hkey=49504c21-3931-4906-984e-4812d251311a

FYI: Former Patron makes Archival Donation

Saturday, November 3rd, 2012

Recently retired Senator and former Patron of the Ontario Genealogical Society, the honourable Dr. Vivienne Poy, has donated her Archival Records to the University of Toronto.

Read the full media release from the University of Toronto here

Heritage Photo of the Day: November 3, 2012

Saturday, November 3rd, 2012

Firefighters, England, 1884

Firefighters, England, 1884

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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The National Archives UK

*remember, you can click on all images to make them bigger!

FYI: Opportunity to Tour the Diocese of London Archives

Saturday, November 3rd, 2012

Date: Thursday, November 15th, 2012

Time: 5:00 pm

Location: 1070 Waterloo St., (Diocesan Centre) on St. Peter’s Seminary grounds, off Huron St. (map)

*parking at rear and gather at back entrance.

If planning to attend, PLEASE RSVP Theresa at: tmregnie@uwo.ca

All are welcome to join us in seeing their renovated and expanded facility!