Category Archives: Research

Notes on “Getting the Most from the FamilySearch Research Wiki”

Notes from Presentation given at AGS Conference Edmonton 22 April 2017 What is the familysearch wiki?  Why should every genealogist be using it? Overview What is the research wiki? How to access the wiki How to navigate the wiki Helpful … Continue reading

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Notes on “Getting the Most Out of Historical Records at FamilySearch.org”

Given at the AGS Conference in Edmonton on 22 April 2017 – sorry numbering is messed up – it was not like this on the original!  – wanted to get this out quickly – there is a print button at … Continue reading

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Ye Olde Genealogy Faire

Thats the name of the 2017 Alberta Genealogical Society Annual Conference being held at the Radisson Hotel, 4520 – 76 Ave NW, Edmonton, on the 22 and 23 April 2017.  Presentations include “Canadian, Quebec, British, Irish, Scottish, East European, Czech … Continue reading

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Civil Registration Across Canada

This started out as a simple little project, I thought.  I envisioned one piece of paper with a table.   Provinces and territories across the top and 4 questions down the side.  Then I would paste the information in each … Continue reading

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Heritage Canadiana – a site worth watching

heritage.canadiana.ca is worth a visit. What is the purpose of the site?  “The Héritage project is a 10-year initiative to digitize and make accessible online some of Canada’s most popular archival collections encompassing roughly 40 million pages of primary-source documents. Chronicling … Continue reading

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Photos and Maps from the Prairies

A friend recently reminded me of an interesting web site – and as I have had some enjoyable minutes using it I thought I would share with you!  Enjoy looking at towns near to you and in your family history. … Continue reading

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Using the Census to Find your Canadian and American Ancestors

 The most recent published Canadian census is 1921.  The most recent US census in 1940.  Where can you find the census?  Go the wiki at FamilySearch, search for your country and then select Census – don’t rush to the link … Continue reading

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