25 July 2010

NEWS

Hope Everyone is having a good summer with lots of fantastic finds.
Feel like taking a trip - here are some conferences happening across Canada & the U.S. or you can stay at home and attend our KDGS "Harvest Your Family Tree" Sept. 25, 2010. Plus a new book and an Irish magazine discount.
1. Quebec Family History Tour with NEHGS
September 26, 2010 - October 3, 2010
Discover the records of Quebec during a week of research in Montreal Researchers will explore the Société Généalogique Canadienne-Française (SGCF) and the Bibliothèque et Archives nationales du Québec (BAnQ). Daily consultations with expert genealogists, lectures, and group meals will provide you with the tools and resources necessary for a successful and beneficial week in Montreal. http://www.newenglandancestors.org/
2. Join NEHGS for our thirty-second annual research tour to the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah. You are invited to take part in an intensive week of guided research where you will be aided by the expert staff of NEHGS. Daily programming includes computer tutorials for accessing the library card catalog, research tips and techniques lectures, personalized consultations and group dinning events. October 31-November 7, 2010
http://www.newenglandancestors.org/9063.asp
3. Ontario Genealogical Society, Toronto Branch and the Canadiana Department of North York Central Library present THE WOMEN IN OUR PAST: Strategies and Resources for Researching Female Ancestors. Saturday, November 6, 2010
4. New Book
Ventonleague-Hayle, Some history and life of a Cornish Village
by Philip A. Rutter jnettrutter@btinternet.com
5. Irish Roots magazine is the only genealogy and family history magazine that deals entirely with Irish ancestral research. Our publication aims to empower our readers with the skills and tools necessary to undertake their own ancestral research journey. I would be grateful if you could let your members know of a special promotion offer to Irish Roots magazine that we are currently running until July 30th only. The offer is a year's subscription to Irish Roots magazine for only €20 euros (including postage) or CAN$35 (normally $40). To avail of this offer, simply visit our website - www.irishrootsmagazine.com , click on the top 'issues' tab, scroll down until you see the 'products puchase' link, click on this. In the description box, type. CAN Offer, in the payment box type 20 (this is euros) and then, click on 'make payment to finish' and continue to enter payment details as normal. Alternatively, subscription can also be made by cheque to Irish Roots Magazine, Blackrock, Blessington, Co. Wicklow, Ireland. Irish Roots magazine is a celebration of Irish ancestry, heritage, culture and traditions.
6. Ontario Genealogical Society blog - keep updated with Ontario information
http://www.ogs.on.ca/ogsblog/
7. CROSSING BORDERS Immigration and Migration

2010 Conference

Saskatchewan Genealogical Society and

Manitoba Genealogical Society

September 17-19, 2010

http://www.saskgenealogy.ca/


07 July 2010

Record Search Update: 26 Million New Names Added

Twenty-nine new collections were updated or added last week at FamilySearch.org—with 26 million names and 1.5 million digital images! The international collections continue to expand, with exciting new additions for Costa Rica, France, Hungary, Mexico, and Spain. In addition, nine indexes were added to the U.S. 1910 Federal Census collection—that means it is 37 percent complete! This project is moving along quickly.

http://www.familysearch.org/

Under "Search Records" click on 'Record Search pilot'