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Are you researching ancestors from Continental Europe?

Saturday, March 23rd, 2013

Our periodicals collection at the North York Central Library contains journals and newsletters from several continental locales.  Here is a small sampling:

Austria

• Adler

o Heraldisch-Genealogische Gesellschaft “Adler”, Austria

Belgium

• Bulletin

o La Confédération Internationale de Généalogie et d’Héraldique

• L’ intermediaire des genealogists

o Service de centralisation des etudes genealogiques

Eastern Europe

• Feefhs Journal and Quarterly

o Federation of Eastern European Family History Societies

France

• Arverni bituriges cubi

o Cercle d’etudes genealogique, des families Auvergno-Berrichonnes

• Cercle genealogique d’Alsace

o Cercle genealogique d’Alsace

Germany

• Familienkundliche nachrichten

• Pfaelzisch-rheinische familienkunde

Netherlands

• Genealogie

o Centraal Bureau voor Genealogie

• Gens Nostra

o Nederlands Genealogische Vereniging, Netherlands

Poland

• Gens

o Towarzystwo Genealogiczno-Heraldyczne, Poznan

Spain

• Revista Iberoamericana de heraldica

o Colegio Heraldico de Espana y de las Indias

Switzerland

• Familienforschung Schweiz

o Schweizerische Gesellschaft fur Familienforschung SGFF

FYI: Did you know………

Thursday, March 21st, 2013

….. that our collection at the North York Public Library also includes an extensive selection of periodicals? If you are tracing your Ontario roots, we not only have all of the periodicals from the various OGS branches, but others from Ontario as well, such as;

  • The Loyalist Gazette, published by the United Empire Loyalists Association, Toronto
  • Ontario History, published by the Ontario Historical Society.

Check our catalogue on the OGS website for a full listing of our Ontario periodicals.

Looking a bit further a field?  Each Canadian province is also represented in our periodicals collection.  Tracing some Maritime roots?  We have Newfoundland, as well as Labrador covered with 2 publications:

  • The Newfoundland Ancestor
  • Newfoundland and Labrador Genealogical Society Newsletter

Prince Edward Island:

  • P.E.I. Genealogical Society, Inc. newsletter

 Nova Scotia:

  • The Nova Scotia Genealogist
  • South Shore Genealogical Society News
  • Genealogical Newsletter from the Royal Nova Scotia Historical Society
  • Nova Scotia Historical Review
  • The Nova Scotia Historical Quarterly

New Brunswick:

  • Generations from the New Brunswick Genealogical Society

 Quebec is well represented with the following titles:

  • L’Ancetre from the Societe de Genealogie de Quebec
  • Connections from the Quebec Family History Society
  • L’Estuaire Genealogique
  • Memoires from the Societé Génealogique Canadienne-Francaise,Montreal
  • Entre nous, les martin from the Societe Genealogique des Martin (La), Pierrefonds, QC
  • Entraide genealogique from the Societe de genealogie des Cantons de l’Est

Heading out west, we have the Prairie Provinces covered as well:

  • Generations from the Manitoba Genealogical Society
  • The New Leaf from the Manitoba Genealogical Society Inc., Brandon, MB
  • Saskatchewan Genealogical Society Bulletin
  • The Root Cellar from the Kindersly Branch of the SGS
  • Heir Lines from the Prince Albert Branch of the SGS
  • Grassroots from the Grasslands Branch, SGS, Mankota
  • Chinook : the Journal of the Alberta family histories society
  • Relatively Speaking from the Alberta Genealogical Society
  • The Tree Climber from the Red Deer and District Branch of the AGS
  • The Clandigger from the Edmonton Branch of the AGS
  • Lines of Decent from the Fort McMurray Branch of the AGS
  • Yesterday’s Footprints from the Lethbridge and District Branch of the AGS
  • Saamis Seeker from the Medicine Hat and District Branch of the AGS

British Columbia:

  • British Columbia Genealogical Society
    • Vancouver Branch
    • Prince George Branch
    • Quesnel Branch
    • Richmond Branch
  • Family Footsteps from the Kamloops Family History Society
  • Ancestree from the Nanaimo Family History Society
  • Abbotsford Genealogical Group Newsletter
  • Link up from the Chilliwack Branch of the United Empire Loyalists Association of Canada
  • Splitting Heirs from the Vernon and District Family History Society

This list is by no means exhaustive; there are many more Canada specific titles in our collection.

Good luck with your research!

Periodicals: Europe

Monday, August 20th, 2012

Are you researching ancestors from Continental Europe? Our periodicals collection contains journals and newsletters from several continental locales.  Here is a small sampling:

Austria

• Adler

o Heraldisch-Genealogische Gesellschaft “Adler”, Austria

Belgium

• Bulletin

o La Confédération Internationale de Généalogie et d’Héraldique

• L’ intermediaire des genealogists

o Service de centralisation des etudes genealogiques

Eastern Europe

• Feefhs Journal and Quarterly

o Federation of Eastern European Family History Societies

France

• Arverni bituriges cubi

o Cercle d’etudes genealogique, des families Auvergno-Berrichonnes

• Cercle genealogique d’Alsace

o Cercle genealogique d’Alsace

Germany

• Familienkundliche nachrichten

• Pfaelzisch-rheinische familienkunde

Netherlands

• Genealogie

o Centraal Bureau voor Genealogie

• Gens Nostra

o Nederlands Genealogische Vereniging, Netherlands

Poland

• Gens

o Towarzystwo Genealogiczno-Heraldyczne, Poznan

Spain

• Revista Iberoamericana de heraldica

o Colegio Heraldico de Espana y de las Indias

Switzerland

• Familienforschung Schweiz

o Schweizerische Gesellschaft fur Familienforschung SGFF

Nailing Jello to the Wall: Seeking your Irish Ancestors

Thursday, August 16th, 2012

Tracing your Irish roots can be akin to spending every Saturday night in a bingo hall and rarely having the opportunity to fling up your arms and yell BINGO! The cataclysmic impact and mass emigration precipitated by Ireland’s Potato Famine has certainly made it difficult to track elusive Irish ancestors. Compounding the problem is a gaping hole in the usual resource pool that all genealogists rely on; the census returns.

While the census returns for 1901 and 1911 are now available online through the National Archives of Ireland, none of Ireland’s earlier censuses have survived. So, if you want to find records for your Irish ancestors that pre-date 1901, you are going to have to be somewhat more creative in your research methodology. Here are a few resources to get you started, or maybe keep you going!

At the library:

Books

• A Guide to tracing your Donegal ancestors

o Godfrey Duffy, Helen Meehan

o Call # 929.3 41693 Duffy

• A new genealogical atlas of Ireland

o Brian S. Mitchell

o Call # 929.3 415 Mitch 2002

• Basic guide to Irish records for family history

o Brian Mitchell

o Call # 929.3 415 Mitch 2008

• Ireland’s Memorial Records: World War 1, 1914-1918

o The Committee of the National Irish War Memorial

o Call # 137 Com

• Probate Jurisdictions: Where to look for Wills

o Jeremy Sumner Wycherley Gibson, Else Churchill

o Call # 929.3 41 025 Gibso 2002

• Tracing your Irish family history

o Anthony Adolph

o Call # 929.1 094 15 Ado 2009

Periodicals

• Cumann geinealais dhun laoghaire

o From the Dun Laoghaire Genealogical Society

• Divelina

o From the Dublin Genealogy and History, Ireland

• Familia

o From the Ulster Genealogical Review, Belfast

• Genealogy Society of Ireland Journal

o From the Cumann Geinealais na hEireann

• North Irish Roots

o From the North Of Ireland Family History Society, Belfast

On-Line

Belfast Burial Records

Council of Irish Genealogical Organizations

From Ireland

Irish Clans Network

Military Archives

National Archives of Ireland

Roots Ireland (pay per view)

The Gathering, Ireland 2013

Periodicals: The United Kingdom: England

Thursday, July 26th, 2012

Did your ancestors come to Canada from across the pond? Whether they came from Devon, London or Manchester, our collection contains journals and newsletters from most regions in England. Here are just a few:

South West

  • Devon Family Historian
  • Notes and Queries from Somerset and Dorset
  • The Gloucestershire Family History Journal
  • Wiltshire Family History Society Journal

London & the South East

  • Cockney Ancestor

 From the East of London Family History Society

  • Metropolitan

 From the London Westminster & Middlesex Family History Society

  • Essex Family Historian
  • Journal of the Cambridgeshire Family History Society
  • Hertfordshire People
  • Kent Family History Society Journal
  • The Norfolk Ancestor
  • Sussex Family Historian

Midlands

  • Leicestershire Family History Society Newsletter
  • Nottinghamshire Family History Society Bulletin
  • The Oxfordshire Family Historian

North

  • Cumbria Family History Society
  • Huddersfield & District Family History Society Journal
  • Liverpool Family History Society Journal
  • The Manchester GenealogistNorthumberland & Durham Genealogical Society Journal
  • Yorkshire Family Historian

Next week: Scotland

Periodicals: The United States

Thursday, July 19th, 2012

If you have branches on your family tree that stretch into the United States, our collection hosts several excellent publications dealing specifically with American genealogy and family history research, such as:

1. Daughters of the American Revolution

• From the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution

2. Family Tree Magazine (US)

For those of you researching ancestors in Michigan, New York and New England, we have a number of publications from these regions. Here are just a few:

1. Michigana

o From the Western Michigan Genealogical Society

2. The New York Researcher

o From the New York Genealogical and Biographical Society

3. Western New York Genealogical Society Journal

o From the Western New York Genealogical Society

4. American Ancestors

o From the New England Historic Genealogical Society

5. American – Canadian Genealogist

o From the American – Canadian Genealogical Society of New Hampshire

Our collection also contains publications from California, Illinois, Minnesota, and even New Mexico. For more information on these and other United States specific resources in our collection, please check out our catalogue.

Next week: The United Kingdom and Ireland.