100 Stories: Canadians who served in the First World War

To commemorate the First World War's 100th anniversary, Library and Archives Canada has undertaken the digitization of the full records of the Canadian Expeditionary Force. If some service records are less than 10 pages, others are in the hundreds. This project will be completed by the end of 2018. You may search the Soldiers of the First War: 1914-1918 database by using any or all the search fields which are Surname, First name, and Regimental number.

GenSpotters’ Blog: David Allen Lambert’s Genealogical Spotlight This Week on Extreme Genes

Our blog post "Dit" Names: And What if Your Surname Was Not the Original One? caught the attention of Boston's New England Historic Genealogical Society's Chief Genealogist David Allen Lambert. It was his genealogical spotlight this week on Extreme Genes Podcast, America's Family History Show, hosted by Scott Fisher. According to Lambert, GenSpotters " … is a wonderful blog and one of the things I like about it is it touches on French Canadian genealogy […].
 
You may listen to the podcast here, GenSpottters' segment starting at 5:20.

New Season of PBS Finding Your Roots This Fall

Finding Your Roots New Season premieres next Tuesday, October 3, 2017 on PBS.

2017 FamilyRoots Seminar in Calgary, Alberta

The Alberta Family Histories Society is presenting FamilyRoots Seminar 2017 on Saturday, September 23rd, in Calgary. Program Sessions and Schedule here. To register, click here.

Two Montreal Museums Feature Expo 67’s Exhibitions

Have been too busy to reminisce on 1967's Summer of Love? Two museums in Montreal are featuring exhibitions on the city's famous Expo 67.

Until October 1, McCord Museum is presenting Fashioning Expo 67 and the Musée d'art contemporain de Montréal's In Search of Expo 67 consists of 19 works by contemporary Quebec and Canadian artists.

Summer is not over yet!

From the Provincial Archives of New Brunswick: New Marriage Records on Website

Any ancestors in New Brunswick? The Provincial Archives of New Brunswick’s Website just added a surrogate for pre-Vital Statistics marriages (1798-1887) for the county of Sunbury. Here is the link to the database:

County Council Marriage Records

Good luck!

Paul à Montréal: Interactive Walk to Discover Montreal’s History

To celebrate Montreal’s 375th anniversary, a special event featuring twelve giant panels from the comic’s world of Paul by Michel Rabagliati will help you discover the history of Montreal in the neighbourhood of Plateau Mont-Royal. This interactive walk starts at Métro Laurier and ends at beautiful Parc Lafontaine. All the details here.

To discover the world of Michel Rabagliati’s Paul, here is a link to Les Éditions de La Pastèque.

This event ends December 10, 2017.

Great Canadian Genealogy Summit in Halifax, NS, This Fall

The Second Annual Great Canadian Genealogy Summit will take place in beautiful Halifax, Nova Scotia, this Fall, at the Lord Nelson Hotel, on October 13, 14 and 15, 2017. Read all about it here.

An Old Church Now a Museum: le Musée des Maîtres et Artisans du Québec

Should you visit the Musée des Maîtres et Artisans du Québec, whose collection consists of more than 10,000 objects of traditional arts and crafts, you will immediately notice that their building is an old church.

Now located on Ste. Croix Avenue, in Ville St. Laurent, did you know that this building was originally the Presbyterian Church of St. Andrew and St. Paul, located on René-Lévesque Boulevard, in Montréal?

The museum is free of charge until December 31, 2017. All the details here.

Free Tours of Old Parliament Dig in Montreal

Pointe-à-Callière Museum in Old Montreal is offering free tours of archaeological digs of the 19th century Parliament of the United Province of Canada. The building was destroyed by fire in 1849. CBC offers also more details on the story.