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3 April 2015

Canada: Ottawa Museums and Archives Go Digital

Ottawa’s history is going online with the launch of the Ottawa Museums and Archives virtual collections catalogue.

The virtual catalogue includes digitized records and artifacts ranging from old military gear to letters to old bylaws and maps. So far it has 34,000 records active on the website, and it will continue to grow.

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26 March 2015

Ice Age Hunters Were in North America Earlier Than Believed

New research shows that prehistoric Ice-Age people hunted horse and camel 13,300 years ago in North America, much earlier than previously believed, according to a team of researchers led by a Texas A&M University anthropologist.

Waters and the research team examined the skeletal remains of seven horses and one camel found in an area called Wally’s Beach, located about 80 miles south of Calgary in Canada.

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2 March 2015

Library and Archives Canada Acquires Huge Malak Karsh Collection

Malak Karsh’s vibrant photos of Ottawa tulips, Gatineau leaves and Canada’s full glory are about to be preserved for future generations.

Library and Archives Canada will announce the purchase of more than 200,000 photographic images from Malak’s vast collection of transparencies, negatives and prints. The images, captured between 1968 and 2001, include many colour photos of Parliament Hill and the tulip festival, along with landscapes from across the country.

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12 February 2015

Urban Explorer Who Ventured Into Derelict Home To Take Eerie Photographs Finds $7,000... and Then Tracks Down the Owner To Hand It Over

A photographer who went into an abandoned house to take pictures of its antiques found almost $7,000 in bundles of cash - and was then able to reunite it with its rightful owners after tracking them down.

The man only known as Dave, of Freaktography came across the derelict property in Ontaria, Canada after being tipped off by a friend and was desperate to go inside and capture images.

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30 January 2015

Library and Archives Canada: Canadian Directories Online

Library and Archives Canada announces the release of a new version of the online database Canadian Directories. An addition to the page includes full versions of the directories in PDF format, as well as newly digitized directories which are not available through the database.

These 152 new directories are for the Ontario cities of Hamilton, Kingston and London and for the counties of Southwestern Ontario.

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Are You Related to Gene Hackman?

Hackman was born on January 30, 1930, in San Bernardino, California, the son of Lyda Hackman (née Gray) and Eugene Ezra Hackman. He has a brother, Richard.

He has Pennsylvania Dutch (German), English, and Scottish ancestry, and his mother was born in Canada. His family moved frequently, finally settling in Danville, Illinois, where they lived in the house of his English-born maternal grandmother, Beatrice. Hackman's father operated the printing press for the Commercial-News, a local paper.

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19 January 2015

DNA Tests Prove Scots Clan Are Viking not Irish

DNA tests on a Scottish clan have destroyed their claim to royal Irish ancestry – and proved they are Vikings.

For centuries the MacNeil clan based on the Hebridean island of Barra have claimed to be descendants of a Ireland’s “greatest” King, Niall of the Nine Hostages. But hundreds of cheek swabs taken from Barra MacNeils as far away as Canada and Australia have proved that the blood of fierce Norse raiders runs through their veins.

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17 January 2015

Are You Related to Jim Carrey?

James Eugene Carrey was born on January 17, 1962, in Newmarket, Ontario, Canada, to Kathleen (née Oram), a homemaker, and Percy Carrey (1927–1994), a musician and accountant. He has three older siblings, John, Patricia, and Rita. He was raised Roman Catholic.

His mother was of French, Irish, and Scottish descent and his father was of French-Canadian ancestry (the family's original surname was Carré).

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29 December 2014

WW I Soldiers' Files Being Digitized by Library and Archives Canada

Library and Archives Canada is in the process of digitizing all soldiers' records from the First World War, the most requested items in its collection.

Sylvain Bélanger, director-general in the stewardship branch of Library and Archives Canada, said there are about 640,000, and within each of those folders there are numerous documents. He estimates that, in the end, about four million images will be scanned and digitized.

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26 November 2014

Library and Archives Canada Struggling With Backlog of Material

Auditor general says Library and Archives Canada has a backlog of approximately 98,000 boxes of unsorted files, including 24,000 boxes of military records.

Library and Archives Canada say they scrapped a $15.4 million digital archive system because it would have been “too costly” to run. The archival department spent five years and over $15 million to develop its own “trusted digital repository” — a system for storing and preserving digital records — before shuttering the system in 2012.

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18 November 2014

'GeneaGraves Weekend': Thanks To All of You!

Last weekend, Geneanet has invited you to take pictures of graves to formally launch the GeneaGraves mobile app. You were there and we thank you very much!

All these pictures and indexes will be freely available for all fellow genealogists.

Here are some statistics about these two days dedicated to the preservation of our heritage.

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7 November 2014

The Puzzle Tombstone of Henrietta and Susanna Bean in Rushes Cemetery, near Crosshill, Wellesley Township, Ontario, Canada

Samuel Bean was first a teacher, then a doctor and later a pastor in the Evangelical Association. While practising the medical profession, he lived in Linwood, Ontario, and it was during this period that he erected the puzzle stone.

He later married for a third time, lived in New York and Iowa and was lost at sea off the coast of Cuba in 1904. He was clearly a brilliant man with a searching mind who found pleasure in conundrums similar to that found on this gravestone.

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17 October 2014

10 Things You Didn’t Know Were Canadian World War I Memorials

When we think of war memorials, we picture cenotaphs, statues of angels and soldiers, but after the First World War, communities searched for original ways to honour their fallen citizens.

Some took the traditional route, while others came up with other methods to memorialize the dead. Here are 10 places and things that you may not realize were meant to honour Canada’s war dead.

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Library and Archives Canada: Soldiers of the First World War

The digitization of 640,000 Canadian Expeditionary Force personnel service files is under way. This project aims to provide access to high-quality digital copies of all service files, anytime and anywhere.

To achieve this goal, LAC will be required to close portions of this collection as they undergo preparation, conservation, and digitization. LAC will not grant requests for direct consultation or copying of the records during these stages

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25 August 2014

20,000 Irishmen Fought for Canada in World War I

Almost 20,000 Irish soldiers fought in the Canadian army during World War I new figures show. According to an unpublished document from Canada’s Department of National Defense, 19,327 Irish served in the Canadian Expeditionary Force.

However, the Irish Times reports that number may be underestimated as many Irish who enlisted in the army came from across US border and would have been regarded as American. Canada went out of its way to recruit Irish soldiers and a number of Irish battalions were raised during the war.

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