25 February 2010

KDGS News & Events

Appreciation Day at Hawthorn Park
to take place Wednesday March 24, 2-4pm. If you know anyone at Hawthorn Park please let them know about this event for tea, coffee, cookies and a tour of our KDGS library. 1/4 sheets will be available at the meeting Monday night.

"Harvest Your Family Tree"
September 24, 25 & 26, 2010 Watch for more details coming on our website < http://www.kdgs.ca/ >.

The KDGS Cemetery Recording Committee needs help.
Needed is someone familiar with computer drawing programs who can draw maps to be published in our cemetery booklets. Is there anyone with these skills who is able to either do this work or give some direction on how to do this?
Please contact Susan. Email is susandec [at] gmail.com

Who do You Think You Are?
begins Friday March 5 at 8pm on NBC.
Also check out Faces of America on KCTS ch.46 public television.

Kent Genealogy

Bob came across a great website which lists literally thousands of monumental inscriptions. Some of the transcriptions were done as early as the late 1700's, and involve stones which have long ceased to exist. If you have ancestors in Kent, this site is well worth visiting. Bob was able to find an 1840's Coast family gravestone, which no longer exists; it gave him lots of names and dates for the elder brother (and his wife and children) of his four times great grandfather. Anyways, the website is as follows: http://www.kentarchaeology.org.uk/

Mentor Project
The Mentor project is currently on hold until I get my computer back (possibly tomorrow). Thank you to those who have responded. Hopefully, I will have something ready for the Monday night meeting and send it out to everyone next week.

Have a great day. Marlene

04 February 2010

KDGS Scrapbook & Saskatchewan News

As mentioned at Monday's meeting, Marina has completed the digitizing of the second KDGS scrapbook (2006-to date) and has uploaded all the pages to our website: http://www.kdgs.ca

To view the scrapbook, click on the "Scrapbook" link on the navigation bar.  There are two ways to view it, small size is embedded into the page or large size where you need to click on a link that will open in a new window or tab (depending on your browser).  Once you are finished viewing the full size, you can close the window or tab that was opened.

If you have any trouble with the scrapbook or the instructions, please let her know.

And, while you are there, why not take a look at the new layout of our site!  In the upcoming months, Marina will update the content of the site as it is quite old.  If you have ideas for what you'd like to see on the site, send her an email :)

Interested in Saskatchewan?  At the link below you will find some old photos that the Saskatchewan Archives Board has posted in a project to celebrate Archives Week.   They are looking for information about locations and identification of the people in the photos.
Visit the site often as they add more photos and some interesting comments appear.  Look for the "Comments" bar under each photo to read or post comments.