17 April 2010

Seminars & Newspapers

FOUR items of interest for you.

1. In case you are in Ontario this spring there are 3 workshops taking place at the Durham Region Branch of the Ontario Genealogical Society. Please see their website at <> for more details.

2. Are you in the Ontario area in August - The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has a conference August 21st in Brampton. For more details their website is <>

3. The Victoria Genealogical Society has an event May 15 in case you would like to take a trip (not as far as Ontario).
On Saturday, May 15, 2010, Lady Mary Teviot will be the guest speaker at an afternoon seminar in Victoria, BC organized by the Victoria Genealogical Society.

She will be delivering three lectures, and in keeping with British tradition, they'll have a break for tea. The event is therefore titled "Afternoon Tea with Lady Teviot". Details about the exact subject of her talks on their website by mid April. <>

4. Canada's Multicultural Newspapers
Marian Press draws out attention to the website:
http://www.connectingcanadians.org/
Connecting Canadians: Canada's Multicultural Newspapers Beta Website

Learn about the experiences of immigrants and early pioneers to Canada!

Connecting Canadians provides an opportunity for individuals to connect with their heritage by exploring early newspapers and engaging in learning activities. The collection includes Croatian, Estonian, Finnish, Hungarian, Polish, Serbian, Ukrainian, Yugoslavian, Latvian, and Lithuanian newspapers.

Communication between immigrants and their loved ones in their home country in the pre-internet, television and radio age relied heavily on newspapers. As a result, immigrant newspapers document the earliest years of immigrant experience in Canada.

Often the newspapers were published in the heritage language of the community, making them an invaluable and unique resource for descendants of immigrants, students and teachers of the immigrant experience, scholars and researchers, as well as genealogists.