The 1931 census of Canada debuts June 1st.

It’s likely I have relatives scattered across Canada on the pages of the 1931 Canadian census. Many will be in Quebec and Ontario. Some I am particularly interest in, were back and forth between Massachusetts, New York, and Quebec. Among the family names are Connolly, Reinhardt, Copping, Jones, Dow, Daoust, and others. I’m almost as […]

Tomorrow (Feb 22) is the day to register for GRIP genealogy education

Time sure flys! Tomorrow, February 22, 2023 is when online registration starts for the Genealogical Research Institute of Pittsburgh. June courses are virtual, July courses are in-person. Each is a week-long event. Smart genealogists view the courses and then the registration page details so they are ready on Wednesday. As coordinators and instructors, my colleagues […]

Minnesota lake has been a sanctuary to African Americans for nearly 100 years

A recent Google news alert led me to a Minnesota tradition that I did not know about. WDIO, a TV station in Duluth, told a story about a lake in Minnesota. “In Minnesota, going up North for the weekend to experience cabin life is no rarity. Something good is always cooking up North—family time, fishing, […]

Only 3 more days till GRIP genealogical virtual education registration

ONLY 3 more days until online registration opens for the 2023 Genealogical Research Institute of Pittsburgh! Week-long genealogical education. Won’t you consider joining us for this live virtual course? You won’t have to wear shoes, can make your own coffee or lemonade, and can start a load of laundry or feed your pets during the […]

Speak Out to Preserve Access to Genealogy Records!

The preservation of and access to historical records cannot be understated. It is imperative for historians, genealogists, legal proceedings, Native American tribes, universities, community history, authors, reporters, students, medical reasons, and the list can go on and on from there. If records continue to be it means we need to speak up, share why the […]

Genealogical education is multi-faceted. A webinar recommendation.

Expanding our historical and genealogical knowledge and expertise is important. We never know when we need to know more about laws, land records, railroad records, a particular state or country, or an ethnic group. Many webinars and seminars fit the bill for learning more and most without even having to wear shoes! Legacy Family Tree […]

MyHeritage adds 1.7 million records for Israel

This past week, MyHeritage published a big new collection that will help researchers with connections to Israel. It covers immigration to Israel form 1910 forward totaling 1.7 million records. Don’t read Hebrew? You are in luck with name translation.  Read more details on the MyHeritage Blog and website. From MyHeritage: “This collection is one of […]