View From Space Hints at a New Viking Site in North America

The following teaser is from an article posted on nytimes.com

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A thousand years after the Vikings braved the icy seas from Greenland to the New World in search of timber and plunder, satellite technology has found intriguing evidence of a long-elusive prize in archaeology — a second Norse settlement in North America, further south than ever known.

The new Canadian site, with telltale signs of iron-working, was discovered last summer after infrared images from 400 miles in space showed possible man-made shapes under discolored vegetation. The site is on the southwest coast of Newfoundland, about 300 miles south of L’Anse aux Meadows, the first and so far only confirmed Viking settlement in North America, discovered in 1960.

Since then, archaeologists, following up clues in the histories known as the sagas, have been hunting for the holy grail of other Viking, or Norse, landmarks in the Americas that would have existed 500 years before Columbus.

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New FamilySearch Collections Posted the Week of July 13, 2015

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Family historians hungry for historic Irish records will enjoy FamilySearch’s new collection, Ireland Petty Sessions Court Registers 1828-1912. These indexed court documents bring 22 million records to your fingertips. These records were originally filmed at the National Archives of Ireland and the index was created by findmypast.com. See the table below for additions to over 60 historical record collections, including 46 million US obituaries. Click on the collection’s link to start your discovery.

COLLECTION – INDEXED RECORDS – DIGITAL RECORDS – COMMENTS

Australia New South Wales Census (fragment) 1891 – 0 – 21,315 – Added images to an existing collection
Belgium Antwerp Civil Registration 1588-1910 – 0 – 1,670 – Added images to an existing collection
Brazil Pernambuco Civil Registration 1804-2014 – 0 – 164,642 – Added images to an existing collection
Brazil São Paulo Immigration Cards 1902-1980 – 1,642,660 – 0 – Added indexed records to an existing collection
France Finistère Quimper et Léon Diocese Catholic Parish Records 1772-1863 – 970 – 0 – Added indexed records to an existing collection
Germany Saxony Dresden Citizens’ Documents and Business Licenses 1820- 1962 – 0 – 855,956 – Added images to an existing collection
India Bihar Koilukh Pandit Kirtinand Jha Maithil Brahmin Genealogical Records 1750-1990 – 0 – 175,363 – Added images to an existing collection
India Hindu Pilgrimage Records 1194-2015 – 2,782,487 – 2,843,557 – New indexed records and images collection
Ireland Petty Sessions Court Registers 1828-1912 – 21,833,839 – 0 – New indexed record collection
Italy Caltanissetta Civil Registration (State Archive) 1820-1935 – 0 – 318 – Added images to an existing collection
Italy Cremona Civil Registration (State Archive) 1744-1942 – 0 – 1,325,362 – New browsable-image collection.
Italy Grosseto Civil Registration (State Archive) 1851-1907 – 0 – 393,814 – New browsable-image collection.
Italy L’Aquila Civil Registration (State Archive) 1809-1865 1911-1943 – 0 – 111,837 – Added images to an existing collection
Italy Pesaro e Urbino Pesaro Civil Registration (State Archive) 1808-1813 1861- 1865 – 0 – 75,456 – New browsable-image collection.
Italy Pesaro e Urbino Urbino Civil Registration (State Archive) 1866-1942 – 0 – 709,381 – New browsable-image collection.
Italy Ragusa Civil Registration (State Archive) 1900-1940 – 0 – 111,281 – New browsable-image collection.
Italy Toscana Civil Registration (State Archive) 1804-1874 – 0 – 80,833 – Added images to an existing collection
Mexico Baja California and Baja California Sur Catholic Church Records 1750-1984 – 0 – 363 – Added images to an existing collection
Mexico Chihuahua Catholic Church Records 1632-1958 – 0 – 195 – New browsable-image collection.
Mexico Guanajuato Catholic Church Records 1519-1984 – 0 – 1,077 – Added images to an existing collection
Mexico Hidalgo Catholic Church Records 1546-1971 – 0 – 574 – Added images to an existing collection
Mexico Michoacán Catholic Church Records 1555-1996 – 0 – 2,758 – Added images to an existing collection
Mexico Tamaulipas Catholic Church Records 1703-1964 – 0 – 1,294 – Added images to an existing collection
Peru Callao Civil Registration 1874-1996 – 0 – 42,583 – Added images to an existing collection
Perú Lima Civil Registration 1874-1996 – 0 – 111,769 – Added images to an existing collection
Philippines Negros Occidental Roman Catholic Diocese of Bacolod Parish Registers 1755-1976 – 0 – 95,820 – New browsable-image collection.
Spain Province of Valencia Miscellaneous Records 1251-1950 – 0 – 850,597 – Added images to an existing collection
Sweden Halland Church Records 1615-1904; index 1615-1860 – 0 – 972 – Added images to an existing collection

Canada: Newfoundland Vital Records 1840-1949 – 347,134 – 0 – Added indexed records to an existing collection
Canada: Nova Scotia Births 1864-1877 – 0 – 6,103 – Added images to an existing collection
Canada: Nova Scotia Deaths 1864-1877 – 0 – 20,661 – Added images to an existing collection
Canada: Nova Scotia Marriages 1864-1918 – 0 – 15,831 – Added images to an existing collection

BillionGraves Index – 1,513,553 – 1,513,553 – Added indexed records and images to an existing collection

United States Records

United States Census 1790 – 1,606 – 62 – Added indexed records and images to an existing collection
United States Census 1800 – 20 – 18,454 – Added indexed records and images to an existing collection
United States Freedmen’s Bureau Hospital and Medical Records 1865-1872 – 4,641 – 44,734 – New Indexed records and images collection
United States GenealogyBank Obituaries 1980-2014 – 46,769,836 – 0 – Added indexed records to an existing collection
United States Index to Service Records War with Spain 1898 – 123,334 – 0 – Added indexed records to an existing collection
California Death Index 1905-1939 – 2,086,638 – 0 – Added indexed records to an existing collection
Delaware Vital Records 1680-1971 – 624,395 – 0 – Added indexed records to an existing collection
District of Columbia Marriages 1811-1950 – 83,822 – 0 – Added indexed records to an existing collection
Illinois County Marriages 1810-1934 – 504,033 – 0 – Added indexed records to an existing collection
Iowa State Census 1915 – 0 – 9,802 – Added images to an existing collection
Iowa State Census 1925 – 5,573,816 – 0 – Added indexed records to an existing collection
Kentucky Vital Record Indexes 1911-1999 – 9,865,944 – 0 – New indexed record collection
Louisiana First Registration Draft Cards compiled 1940-1945 – 39,967 – 0 – Added indexed records to an existing collection
Massachusetts Boston Passenger Lists Index 1899-1940 – 1,577,127 – 0 – Added indexed records to an existing collection
Massachusetts Town Clerk Vital and Town Records 1627-2001 – 0 – 182 – Added images to an existing collection
Michigan Births 1867-1902 – 0 – 1,428 – Added images to an existing collection
Michigan Obituaries 1820-2006 – 1,389,458 – 0 – Added indexed records to an existing collection
North Carolina Probate Records 1735-1970 – 0 – 1,952 – Added images to an existing collection
South Dakota School Records 1879-1970 – 2,807,212 – 0 – Added indexed records to an existing collection
Tennessee County Marriages 1790-1950 – 3,024,053 – 1,831,660 – Added indexed records and images to an existing collection
Utah Mormon Pioneer Overland Travel Database 1847-1868 – 58,333 – 0 – New indexed record collection
Utah Uintah County Discharge Records 1893-2009 – 0 – 2,362 – New browsable-image collection.
Utah Uintah County Land and Property Records 1888-2004 – 0 – 195,963 – New browsable-image collection.
Utah Uintah County Marriage Records 1888-2015 – 0 – 8,687 – New browsable-image collection.
Utah Uintah County Naturalization and Citizenship Records 1888-1929 – 0 – 409 – New browsable-image collection.
Vermont St. Albans Canadian Border Crossings 1895-1924 – 6,696,703 – 0 – Added indexed records to an existing collection
Vermont Town Clerk Vital and Town Records 1732-2005 – 0 – 458,533 – Added images to an existing collection

Help Publish More Free Records Online
Searchable historical records are made available on FamilySearch.org through the help of thousands of online volunteers worldwide. These volunteers transcribe (or index) information from digital copies of handwritten records to make them easily searchable online. More volunteers are always needed (particularly those who can read foreign languages) to keep pace with the large number of digital images being published weekly online on FamilySearch.org. Learn how you can volunteer to help provide free access to the world’s historical genealogical records online at FamilySearch.org/Indexing.

About FamilySearch International
FamilySearch is the largest genealogy organization in the world. FamilySearch is a nonprofit, volunteer-driven organization sponsored by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Millions of people use FamilySearch records, resources, and services to learn more about their family history. To help in this great pursuit, FamilySearch and its predecessors have been actively gathering, preserving, and sharing genealogical records worldwide for over 100 years. Patrons may access FamilySearch services and resources for free at FamilySearch.org or through more than 4,600 family history centers in 132 countries, including the main Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah.

FamilySearch Adds Over 5.8 Million Indexed Records & Images for Australia, Canada, Hungary, Russia, South Africa, & the USA

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FamilySearch has added to its collections more than 5.8 million indexed records and images for Australia, Canada, Hungary, Russia, South Africa, and the United States. Notable collection updates include 2,435,483 indexed records from the Canada Census, 1911 collection; 2,069,202 indexed records from the Australia, Queensland Cemetery Records, 1802–1990 collection; and 310,900 images from the Russia, Tula Poll Tax Census (Revision Lists), 1758–1895 collection. See the table below for the full list of updates. Search these diverse collections and more than 3.5 billion other records for free at FamilySearch.org.

Searchable historic records are made available on FamilySearch.org through the help of thousands of volunteers from around the world. These volunteers transcribe (index) information from digital copies of handwritten records to make them easily searchable online. More volunteers are needed (particularly those who can read foreign languages) to keep pace with the large number of digital images being published online at FamilySearch.org. Learn more about volunteering to help provide free access to the world’s historical genealogical records online at FamilySearch.org.

FamilySearch is the largest genealogy organization in the world. FamilySearch is a nonprofit, volunteer-driven organization sponsored by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Millions of people use FamilySearch records, resources, and services to learn more about their family history. To help in this great pursuit, FamilySearch and its predecessors have been actively gathering, preserving, and sharing genealogical records worldwide for over 100 years. Patrons may access FamilySearch services and resources for free at FamilySearch.org or through more than 4,600 family history centers in 132 countries, including the main Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Collection – Indexed Records – Digital Images – Comments

Australia, Queensland Cemetery Records, 1802–1990 – 2,069,202 – 0 – Added indexed records to an existing collection.

Canada Census, 1911 – 2,435,483 – 0 – Added indexed records to an existing collection.

Canada, Newfoundland Census, 1921 – 218,865 – 0 – Added indexed records to an existing collection.

Canada, Nova Scotia Marriages, 1907–1932 – 66,106 – 0 – Added indexed records to an existing collection.

Canada, Prince Edward Island Marriage Registers, 1832–1888 – 20,262 – 0 – Added indexed records to an existing collection.

Hungary, Civil Registration, 1801–1980 – 170,900 – 0 – Added indexed records to an existing collection.

Russia, Tula Poll Tax Census (Revision Lists), 1758–1895 – 0 – 310,900 -Added images to an existing collection.

South Africa, Free State Dutch Reformed Church Records, 1848–1956 – 0 – 30,830 – Added images to an existing collection.

US, California, San Diego, Airplane Passenger and Crew Lists, 1929–1954 – 0 – 17,333 – New browsable image collection.

US, California, San Diego, Chinese Passenger and Crew Lists, 1905–1923 – 0 – 648 -Added images to an existing collection.

US, California, San Francisco Passenger Lists, 1893–1953 – 225,314 – 0 – Added indexed records to an existing collection.

US, Florida, Key West Passenger Lists, 1898–1945 – 7,931 – 0 – Added indexed records to an existing collection.

US, Maine, Vital Records, 1670–1907 – 0 – 4,826 – Added images to an existing collection.

US, Minnesota, Baudette, Warroad, and International Falls Passenger Lists, 1910–1923 – 0 – 1,900 – New browsable image collection.

US, Montana, Beaverhead County Records, 1862–2009 – 551 – 0 – Added indexed records to an existing collection.

US, New York, New York, Soundex to Passenger and Crew Lists, 1887–1921 – 0 – 5,799 – New browsable image collection.

US, North Dakota, Manifests of Immigrant Arrivals, 1910–1952 – 0 – 11,627 – New browsable image collection.

US, Ohio, County Marriages, 1789–2013 – 0 – 103,303 – Added images to an existing collection.

US, South Carolina, Confederate Home Records, 1909–1958 – 0 – 6,147 – New browsable image collection.

United States, Records of the Superintendent of Education and of the Division of Education, 1864–1879 – 0 – 162,191 – New browsable image collection.

FamilySearch Adds Over 37.9 Million Indexed Records & Images to Austria, Belgium, Canada, Germany, Guatemala, Indonesia, Italy, South Africa, & the USA

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FamilySearch adds more than 37.9 million indexed records and images to Austria, Belgium, Canada, Germany, Guatemala, Indonesia, Italy, South Africa, and the United States. Notable collection updates include the 24,405,544 indexed records and 1,244,622 images from the US, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980–2014 collection; the 801,893 images from the Belgium, Limburg, Civil Registration, 1798–1906 collection; and the 38,322 indexed records and 687,456 images from the Italy, Napoli, Civil Registration (State Archive), 1809–1865 collection. See the table below for the full list of updates. Search these diverse collections and more than 3.5 billion other records for free at FamilySearch.org.

Searchable historic records are made available on FamilySearch.org through the help of thousands of volunteers from around the world. These volunteers transcribe (index) information from digital copies of handwritten records to make them easily searchable online. More volunteers are needed (particularly those who can read foreign languages) to keep pace with the large number of digital images being published online at FamilySearch.org. Learn more about volunteering to help provide free access to the world ís historic genealogical records online at FamilySearch.org .

FamilySearch is the largest genealogy organization in the world. FamilySearch is a nonprofit, volunteer-driven organization sponsored by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Millions of people use FamilySearch records, resources, and services to learn more about their family history. To help in this great pursuit, FamilySearch and its predecessors have been actively gathering, preserving, and sharing genealogical records worldwide for over 100 years. Patrons may access FamilySearch services and resources for free at FamilySearch.org or through more than 4,600 family history centers in 132 countries, including the main Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Collection – Indexed Records – Digital Images – Comments

Austria, Upper Austria, Catholic Church Records, 1581–1919 – 0 – 16,882 – Added images to an existing collection.

Belgium, Antwerp, Civil Registration, 1588–1909 – 0 – 224,761 – Added images to an existing collection.

Belgium, Brabant, Civil Registration, 1582–1914 – 0 – 1,295 – Added images to an existing collection.

Belgium, East Flanders, Civil Registration, 1541–1912 – 0 – 153 – Added images to an existing collection.

Belgium, Limburg, Civil Registration, 1798–1906 – 0 – 801,893 – Added images to an existing collection.

Belgium, Luxembourg, Civil Registration, 1580–1920 – 0 – 187 – Added images to an existing collection.

Belgium, Hainaut, Civil Registration, 1600–1913 – 0 – 57,710 – Added images to an existing collection.

Belgium, West Flanders, Civil Registration, 1582–1910 – 0 – 56,139 – Added images to an existing collection.

Canada, Newfoundland Census, 1935 – 0 – 9,509 – New browsable image collection.

Canada, Newfoundland Census, 1945 – 0 – 7,457 – New browsable image collection.

Canada, Newfoundland, 1921 Census – 0 – 8,415 – New browsable image collection.

Germany, Saxony-Anhalt, Halberstadt Kreisarchiv, City Directories, Citizen Rolls, Residence Lists, and School Directories, 1700–1933 – 0 – 58,139 – New browsable image collection.

Guatemala, Alta Verapaz, Civil Registration, 1877–1994 – 0 – 17,770 – New browsable image collection.

Guatemala, Baja Verapaz, Civil Registration, 1877–1994 – 0 – 24,503 – New browsable image collection.

Guatemala, Chimaltenango, Civil Registration, 1877–1994 – 0 – 3,075 – New browsable image collection.

Guatemala, El Progreso, Civil Registration, 1877–1994 – 0 -0 103,502 – New browsable image collection.

Guatemala, Escuintla, Civil Registration, 1877–1994 – 0 – 2,355 – New browsable image collection.

Guatemala, Guatemala, Civil Registration, 1877–2006 – 0 – 1,486 – New browsable image collection.

Guatemala, Huehuetenango, Civil Registration, 1877–1994 – 0 – 17,993 – New browsable image collection.

Guatemala, Izabal, Civil Registration, 1877–1994 – 0 – 9,848 – New browsable image collection.

Guatemala, Jalapa, Civil Registration, 1877–1994 – 0 – 42,552 – New browsable image collection.

Guatemala, Jutiapa, Civil Registration, 1877–1994 – 0 – 36,732 – New browsable image collection.

Guatemala, Petén, Civil Registration, 1877–1994 – 0 – 713 – New browsable image collection.

Guatemala, Quetzaltenango, Civil Registration, 1877–1994 – 0 – 41,022 New browsable image collection.

Guatemala, Quiché, Civil Registration, 1877–1994 – 0 – 70,397 – New browsable image collection.

Guatemala, Retalhuleu, Civil Registration, 1877–1994 – 0 – 550 – New browsable image collection.

Guatemala, Sacatepéquez, Civil Registration, 1877–1994 – 0 – 63 – New browsable image collection.

Guatemala, San Marcos, Civil Registration, 1877–1994 – 0 – 16,730 – New browsable image collection.

Guatemala, Santa Rosa, Civil Registration, 1877–1994 – 0 – 97,101 – New browsable image collection.

Guatemala, Sololá, Civil Registration, 1877–1994 – 0 – 70,746 – New browsable image collection.

Guatemala, Suchitepéquez, Civil Registration, 1877–1994 – 0 – 1,312 – New browsable image collection.

Guatemala, Zacapa, Civil Registration, 1877–1994 – 0 – 18,271 – New browsable image collection.

Indonesia, Jawa Tengah, Mungkid, District Court Records, 1985–2013 – 0 – 18,256 – Added images to an existing collection.

International, Current obituary.com index, 2001–2014 – 591,417 – 0 – New indexed record collection.

Italy, Mantova, Civil Registration (State Archive), 1496–1906 – 0 – 543,918 – Added images to an existing collection.

Italy, Napoli, Civil Registration (State Archive), 1809–1865 – 38,322 – 687,456 – Added images to an existing collection.

Italy, Pescara, Civil Registration (State Archive), 1865–1929 – 0 – 61,597 – Added images to an existing collection.

Italy, Reggio Calabria, Civil Registration (State Archive), 1896–1943 – 0 – 101,272 – New browsable image collection.

Luxembourg, Church Records, 1601–1948 – 0 – 272,699 – New browsable image collection.

South Africa, Transvaal, Estate Files, 1950–1993 – 0 – 191,580 – New browsable image collection.

US, BillionGraves Index – 386,819 – 386,819 – Added indexed records and images to an existing collection.

US, California, Oakland, Alameda County, Newspaper Record Collection, 1985–2011 – 0 – 5,755 – Added images to an existing collection.

US, Delaware, Marriages and Marriage Licenses, 1713–1894 – 5,490 – 0 – New indexed record collection.

US, Hawaii, Honolulu Passenger Lists, 1900–1953 – 277,734 – 0 – Added indexed records to an existing collection.

US, Minnesota, Clay and Steele County Obituaries, 1865–2006 – 185,214 – 29,539 – New indexed records and images collection.

US, United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980–2014 – 24,405,544 – 1,244,622 – Added indexed records and images to an existing collection.

US, United States Passport Applications, 1795–1925 – 932,030 – 0 – Added indexed records to an existing collection.

US, New York, Passenger Lists, 1820–1891 – 1,447,421 – 0 – Added indexed records to an existing collection.

US, New York, Records of the State National Guard, 1906–1954 – 724,527 – 732,949 – New indexed records and images collection.

US, Texas and Arizona Arrivals, 1903–1910 – 0 – 4,528 – New browsable image collection.

US, Texas, El Paso Manifests of Arrivals at the Port of El Paso, 1905–1927 – 76,069 – 0 – Added indexed records to an existing collection.

US, Wisconsin, Milwaukee Passenger and Crew Lists, 1922–1963 – 0 – 8,049 – New browsable image collection.

Online Historic Digitized Canadian Newspapers

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Bowling Green State University has links to digitized Canadian newspapers that are freely available on the Internet. The site is broken down into eleven tabs covering the twelve Canadian provinces.

They are:

Many Thanks to Cyndi Howells for posting these at Cyndislist.com and bringing them to my attention.

Canadian Vital Records Databases at FamilySearch.org

CANADIAN VITAL RECORDS AT FAMILYSEARCH.ORG

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Last updated: 5 November 2015

The following Canadian Vital Records Databases are now posted at FamilySearch.org. I update this listing as new material is posted.

Note that many of the “number of records” are marked as AFTER a specific date. That means that additional records, in some some cases tens of thousands, have been added since that date, which is the last one found on the site (with lower numbers). So if you haven’t checked one of these AFTER dated websites lately, and it’s important to you, take a minute to go check it out. If the record is listed “AS OF” a specific date, the number of records are really “as of” that date.

British Columbia Birth Registrations, 1854-1903 — Searchable Index and Browsable Images — These are birth registrations, delayed birth registrations, and delayed registrations of Native American births. Due to privacy legislation by government British Columbia, some images have been restricted from viewing. FamilySearch will publish more images as they become available.– There are 11,809 Records and 39,635 Images as of 14 May 2014.

British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993 — Searchable Index and Browsable Images — These are death registrations including overseas casualties, delayed death registrations, and delayed registrations of Native American deaths. Due to privacy legislation by government British Columbia, some images have been restricted from viewing. FamilySearch will publish more images as they become available.– There are 1,216,343 Records and 1,162,756 Images as of 5 October 2015; up 317,454 Records since 3 October 2014.

British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932; 1937 — Searchable Index and Browsable Images — These are marriage registrations. Due to privacy legislation by government British Columbia, some images have been restricted from viewing. FamilySearch will publish more images as they become available.– There are 143,411 124,593 Records and 141,209 Images as of 9 October 2015; up 18,818 Records since 3 October 2014.

British Columbia, Crown Land Grant Records, 1851-1874 — Browsable Images — These records describe the sale or transfer of specific parcels of Crown land from the provincial government to private persons and organizations. Includes Hudson’s Bay Company grants.– There are 4,567 Images as of 21 February 2013.

British Columbia, Crown Land Grants, 1869-1930 — Browsable Images — These records describe the sale or transfer of specific parcels of Crown land from the provincial government to private persons and organizations. The grants are arranged in registration number order. There are separate index volumes which cover one or more annual volumes of land grant registers.– There are 540,745 Images as of 19 November 2012.

British Columbia, Crown Land Pre-emption Registers, 1860-1971 — Browsable Images — Pre-emptions are purchased land that has not been fully surveyed. The pre-emption registers summarize the information from the pre-emption certificates. The pre-emptions are listed in registration number order, with an alphabetical index in the back of each volume.– There are 2,408 Images as of 6 June 2013.

British Columbia, Dominion Land Branch Records, 1885-1949 — Browsable Images — Images of various land records for British Columbia including Land Files (1885-1949); Index Maps (1910-1927); Township General Registers (1885-1930); and Homestead Grant Registers (1886-1930). The Land Files contain applications for homestead entry, applications for patents, and correspondence and registers relating to land settlement in the Railway Belt and the Peace River Block. Several indexes are included in the images.– There are 286,123 Images as of 26 November 2012.

British Columbia, Estate Files, 1859-1949 — Browsable Images — Probate estate files for the Judicial Districts of British Columbia. Records were created by either the County Court or the Supreme Court. Years vary by court and locality. Indexes exist for two districts, Vancouver and Victoria. The Victoria index is found in this record collection: British Columbia Wills, 1861-1939; Index, 1861-1981.– There are 783,176 Images as of 29 November 2012.

British Columbia, Victoria Times Birth, Marriage and Death Notices, 1901-1939 — Browsable Images — Newspaper clippings pasted onto cards and arranged chronologically. Includes the date (year, month, day) and page number on each card. The newspaper was variously known as the Victoria Times, Victoria Weekly Times, and Victoria Daily Times.– There are 111,817 Images as of 5 June 2012.

British Columbia, Wills, 1861-1981 — Browsable Images — Images of will indexes and wills. Although the index spans 1861-1981 this collection contains wills for 1861-1939. Central will registry maintained by the Department of the Attorney General for all wills probated in the province of British Columbia. The number for each will is written in the upper right-hand corner of the first page of the will in small script. Some wills are missing from the collection. The will numbers are listed in the indexes under the “Remarks” column, and NOT the “Wills” column. Some letters of the alphabet are continued at the end of the index volume. The index to these wills is also the index to the Victoria probate registry district records.– There are 127,712 Images as of 21 June 2012.

Canada Census, 1911 — Searchable Index — Index to population schedules of the census. Additional indexed records will be published as they become available. – There are 7,246,159 Records as of 19 March 2015; up 2,591,202 Records since 31 July 2014.

Canada Census Mortality Schedules, 1871 — Searchable Index — Index and images of mortality schedules for the provinces of New Brunswick, Nova Scotia , Ontario, and Quebec.– There are 45,371 Records as of 24 January 2013.

Canada Deaths and Burials, 1664-1955 — Searchable Index — Name index to death and burial records from Canada. Microfilm copies of these records are available at the Family History Library and Family History Centers. This set contains 101,189 records. Due to privacy laws, recent records may not be displayed. The year range represents most of the records. A few records may be earlier or later.– There are 101,189 Records as of 9 April 2010.

Canada, Births and Baptisms, 1661-1959 — Searchable Index — Name index to birth and baptism records from Canada. Microfilm copies of these records are available at the Family History Library and FamilySearch Centers. Due to privacy laws, recent records may not be displayed. The year range represents most of the records. A few records may be earlier or later.– There are 1,523,881 Records as of 21 March 2012.

Canada, Lower Canada Census, 1825 — Searchable Index and Browsable Images — Index and images of census records for the modern province of Quebec.– There are 74,323 Records and 1,202 Images as of 29 August 2012.

Canada, Lower Canada Census, 1831 — Searchable Index and Browsable Images — Index and images of census records for the modern province of Quebec.– There are 91,908 Records and 3,259 Images as of 17 February 2012.

Canada, Lower Canada Census, 1842 — Searchable Index and Browsable Images — Index and images of census records for the modern province of Quebec.– There are 46,467 Records and 7,415 Images as of 16 February 2012.

Canada, Marriages, 1661-1949 — Searchable Index — Name index to marriages from Canada. Microfilm copies of these records are available at the Family History Library and FamilySearch Centers. Due to privacy laws, recent records may not be displayed. The year range represents most of the records. A few records may be earlier or later.– There are 225,320 Records as of 4 May 2012.

Canada, Royal Canadian Mounted Police obituary card index and notices, 1876-2007 — Browsable Images — Digital images of an obituary card index and the obituary section of selected periodicals located in the RCMP Heritage Collections Unit, Regina, Saskatchewan. Contains the obituary sections from the following Royal Canadian Mounted Police publications: Royal Canadian Mounted Police quarterly (title varies), 1933-2007; Pony express : Staff Relations Branch newsletter, 1976-1994; and Scarlet and gold (Royal Canadian Mounted Police Veterans’ Association. Vancouver Division), 1919-1997. Includes the honour roll section, p. 250-253, covering deaths of those RCMP killed while on duty, 1876-1971, from the following book: The pictorial history of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police / S.W. Horrall ; foreword by W.L. Higgitt. Toronto, Ontario : McGraw-Hill Ryerson, 1973.– There are 9,476 Images as of 12 October 2012.

Canada, Upper Canada Census, 1842 — Searchable Index and Browsable Images — Index and images of census records for the modern province of Ontario.– There are 20,851 Records and 814 Images as of 22 January 2013.

Canadian Headstones — Searchable Index — Name index of headstone inscriptions courtesy of CanadianHeadstones which is a family history database of records and images from Canada’s cemeteries. Volunteers capture images of headstones in a cemetery and upload them to the site.– There are 1,006,536 Records as of 20 February 2015; up 240,168 Records since17 March 2014.

Manitoba Probate Records, 1871-1930 — Browsable Images — Images of estate files, application books and indexes. Some indexes go as late as 1970.– There are 802,992 Images as of 21 March 2012.

Manitoba, Census Indexes, 1831-1870 — Browsable Images — Images of card indexes to census records. Includes census records taken by Hudson’s Bay Company, 1831-1856 and the 1870 provincial census of Manitoba.– There are 30,729 Images as of 31 January 2013.

Manitoba, Church Records, 1800-1959 — Browsable Images — Baptisms, marriages, deaths and other records from some Catholic, Lutheran and Unitarian parishes in Manitoba. Congregations in rural municipalities often covered multiple communities and are sorted by the locality listed on the record. Includes people from surrounding areas, such as Minnesota.– There are 6,567 Images as of 5 December 2012.

New Brunswick Census, 1861 — Searchable Index — Population census of New Brunswick in 1861. In that year, New Brunswick was not yet a part of the Dominion of Canada. The census consisted of 6 schedules: 1. Population, 2. Buildings, 3. Agriculture, 4. Manufactures, 5. Minerals, and 6. Fisheries. Usually only the first three schedules have been retained.– There are 200,172 Records as of 26 February 2013.

New Brunswick Provincial Deaths, 1815-1938 — Searchable Index and Browsable Images — Images of death records.– There are 172,406 Records and 177,815 Images as of 5 May 2011.

New Brunswick Provincial Returns of Marriages and Late Registrations, 1920-1950 — Browsable Images — Provincial returns of marriages, 1920-1950, and late registration of marriages, 1920-1945.– There are 119,291 Images as of 5 June 2012.

New Brunswick Provincial Returns of Marriages, 1887-1919 — Browsable Images — The returns of marriages are arranged alphabetically within each year by surname of the groom. New Brunswick instituted registration for all vital statistics in January of 1888. There are very few returns for 1887.– There are 141,775 Images as of 5 June 2012.

New Brunswick, Births and Baptisms, 1819-1899 — Searchable Index — Index to selected New Brunswick births and baptisms. Only a few localities are included and the time period varies by locality. Due to privacy laws, recent records may not be displayed. The year range represents most of the records. A few records may be earlier or later.– There are 25,300 Records as of 14 March 2012.

New Brunswick, County Deed Registry Books, 1780-1930 — Browsable Images — Images of deed registry books and indexes. The Indexes cover 1784-1993. The collection is being published as images become available.– There are 792,235 Images as of 11 January 2013.

New Brunswick, County Registers of Births, ca. 1812-1919 — Browsable Images — Index and images of some county registers. Dates vary by county. – There are 3,754 Images as of 29 August 2014.

New Brunswick, Death Certificates, 1920-1934 — Browsable Images — Images of death certificates. – There are 76,812 Images as of 28 July 2010.

New Brunswick, Death Certificates, 1935-1938 — Browsable Images — Images of death certificates. – There are 16,806 Images as of 28 July 2010.

New Brunswick, Late Registration of Births, 1810-1899 — Browsable Images — Typed extracts of late registration. Records are arranged alphabetically for the entire year range.– There are 24,015 Images as of 16 February 2012.

New Brunswick, Marriage Registers, 1789-1889 — Browsable Images — Marriage registers containing transcriptions from church records submitted by various denominations. Most volumes are indexed.– There are 7,459 Images as of 11 June 2012.

New Brunswick Provincial Marriages 1789-1950 — Searchable Index and Browsable Images — Index and images of marriage registers and returns .– There are 303,599 Records and 255,805 Images as of 6 March 2015.

New Brunswick, Provincial Returns of Births and Late Registrations, 1810-1906 — Searchable Index and Browsable Images — Index and images of provincial returns of births, 1869-1906 and late registrations, 1810-1905. The late registrations from 1810 to 1899 are arranged by birth year and then surname. Although the index is complete, images are being added to this collection as they become available.– There are 160,214 Records and 161,646 Images as of 20 December 2012.

New Brunswick, Provincial Returns of Deaths, 1815-1919 — Browsable Images — Images of provincial returns of deaths, 1815-1919.– There are 80,741 Images as of 28 July 2010.

Newfoundland Census, 1921 — Searchable Index and Browsable Images — Index and images of the census housed at the Provincial Archives of Newfoundland and Labrador. – There are 218,865 Records and 8,415 Images as of 20 March 2015.

Newfoundland Census, 1935 — Searchable Index and Browsable Images — Index and images of the census housed at the Provincial Archives of Newfoundland and Labrador. – There are 296,291 Records and 9,509 Images as of 22 April 2015, up 296,291 Records since 13 January 2015.

Newfoundland Census, 1945 — Browsable Images —Index and images of the 1945 census housed at the Provincial Archives of Newfoundland and Labrador. – There are 328,262 Records and 14,649 7,457 Images as of 22 April 2015; up 328,262 Records and 7,192 since 14 January 2015.

Newfoundland, Church Records, 1793-1945 — Browsable Images — Baptisms, marriages and deaths from some Church of England in Canada and Catholic parishes. Coverage years vary by parish.– There are 6,071 Images as of 11 December 2012.

Newfoundland, Vital Records, 1840-1949 — Searchable Index and Browsable Images — Images of births, delayed registrations of births, marriages, and deaths.– There are 363,845 Records and 58,839 Images as of 10 June 2015; up 347,134 Records since 9 Decebmer 2014.

Newfoundland, Vital Statistics, 1753-1893 — Browsable Images — Images of church record transcripts. Contains baptisms, marriages, and some burials from many churches in the province. – There are 191,573 Records 14,649 Images as of 8 May 2015; up 191,573 Records since 3 August 2010.

Nova Scotia, Antigonish Catholic Diocese, 1823-1905 — Searchable Index and Browsable Images — This is a partner project with the Genealogical Association of Nova Scotia to index digital-born images for this Catholic diocese. The images contain church records for some, but not all parishes in the diocese and include christenings, marriages and births. The data from this project will be used for family reconstruction prototype projects at GSU and shared with GANS.– There are 91,875 Records and 10,838 Images as of 28 November 2012.

Nova Scotia Births, 1864-1877 — Browsable Images — Index and images of births from Nova Scotia counties. – There are 35,026 Images as of 26 June 2015; up 6,103 Images since 10 September 2014.

Nova Scotia, Births and Baptisms, 1702-1896 — Searchable Index — Index to selected Nova Scotia births and baptisms. Only a few localities are included and the time period varies by locality. Due to privacy laws, recent records may not be displayed. The year range represents most of the records. A few records may be earlier or later.– There are 130,108 Records as of 15 March 2012.

Nova Scotia Census, 1861 — Searchable Index — Population census of Nova Scotia in 1861. Nova Scotia was not yet a part of the Dominion of Canada. Includes agricultural census at the end of a county or district. Most of the census consists of statistical information.– There are 57,453 Records as of 24 March 2010.

Nova Scotia, Church Records, 1720-2001 — Browsable Images — Parish registers of baptisms, marriages, deaths and other records for some Catholic and Church of England in Canada parishes from Nova Scotia.– There are 16,188 Images as of 17 January 2014.

Nova Scotia Deaths, 1890-1955 — Searchable Index and Browsable Images — Deaths from all counties arranged together. The records are housed at the Archives of Nova Scotia in Halifax. – There are 336,983 Records and 251,097 Images as of 23 April 2015.

Nova Scotia Deaths, 1956-1957 — Searchable Index and Browsable Images — Deaths from all counties arranged together. The records are housed at the Archives of Nova Scotia in Halifax. – There are 11,869 Records and 12,185 Images as of 23 April 2015.

Nova Scotia Deaths, 1864-1877 — Browsable Images — Index and images of deaths from Nova Scotia counties. – There are 21,717 Images as of 26 June 2015; up 14,661 Images since 17 September 2014.

Nova Scotia Delayed Births, 1837-1904 — Searchable Index and Browsable Images — Delayed birth registrations housed at the Archives of Nova Scotia in Halifax. – There are 143,618 Records and 70,782 Images as of 27 October 2015; up 72,694 Records since 28 January 2015.

Nova Scotia, Halifax County, Deed Indexes, 1749-1958 — Browsable Images — Grantee and grantor indexes to deeds. – There are 23,008 Images as of 5 June 2012.

Nova Scotia, Marriages, 1711-1909 — Searchable Index — Index to selected Nova Scotia marriages. Only a few localities are included and the time period varies by locality. Due to privacy laws, recent records may not be displayed. The year range represents most of the records. A few records may be earlier or later.– There are 37,261 Records as of 9 March 2012.

Nova Scotia Marriages, 1864-1918 — Browsable Images — Index and images of marriages from Nova Scotia. Dates vary by county. – There are 21,950 Images as of 26 June 2015; up 15,831 Images since 15 September 2014.

Nova Scotia Marriages, 1907-1932 — Browsable Images — Marriage records from various counties housed at the Archives of Nova Scotia in Halifax. – There are 66,106 Records and 67,444 Images as of 11 March 2015; up 66,106 Records since 18 September 2014.

Nova Scotia Probate Records, 1760-1993 — Browsable Images — This collection includes records of probate proceedings from Nova Scotia. The records include estate files, inventories, wills, administrations and other records related to probate. Most of the records are dated from 1800-1940, but coverage varies by area. There are 1,395,009 Images as of 4 November 2014.

Nova Scotia, Vital Records, 1763-1957 — Searchable Index — Index created by the Nova Scotia Archives. Contains registered births 1864-1877 with some birth entries as early as 1810, delayed births 1836-1907, marriages 1763-1932, and deaths 1864-1877, 1908-1957.– There are 807,577 Records as of 4 January 2013.

Ontario Births, 1869-1912 — Searchable Index — Index to birth records. Some entries in this index are missing the registration year and number. – There are 2,094,890 Records and 413,055 Images as of 27 May 2015; up 413,055 Images since 9 June 2014.

Ontario Census, 1861 — Searchable Index — Population census of Ontario in 1861. Ontario was not yet part of the Dominion of Canada, but was called Canada West. Includes agricultural censuses at the end of each county or township. Arranged by census district (generally by county). Within each county, arrangement is usually alphabetical by name of township. Cities, towns and villages are often enumerated separately from the townships in which they are located.– There are 1,709,804 Records as of 19 April 2011.

Ontario Deaths, 1869-1937 and Overseas Deaths, 1939-1947 — Searchable Index — Name index of Ontario, Canada, death registration entries. Registration entries for 1939-1947 are for overseas deaths only.– There are 2,050,112 Records and 942,237 Images as of 27 May 2015; up 947,200 Images since 12 October 2012.

Ontario Marriages, 1869-1927 — Searchable Index — Index to marriage records housed at Archives of Ontario in Toronto. Includes regular registrations, 1869-1927, and delayed registrations, 1892-1919. – There are 1,382,652 Records and 1,162,449 Images as of 28 May 2015; up 1,162,449 Images since 13 April 2015.

Ontario, Births and Baptisms, 1779-1899 — Searchable Index — Index to selected Ontario births and baptisms. Only a few localities are included and the time period varies by locality. Due to privacy laws, recent records may not be displayed. The year range represents most of the records. A few records may be earlier or later.– There are 454,979 Records as of 14 March 2012.

Ontario, Marriages, 1800-1910 — Searchable Index — Index to selected Ontario marriages. Only a few localities are included and the time period varies by locality. Due to privacy laws, recent records may not be displayed. The year range represents most of the records. A few records may be earlier or later.– There are 28,441 Records as of 9 March 2012.

Ontario, Roman Catholic Church Records, 1760-1923 — Browsable Images — Baptisms, marriages, deaths and other records from several Roman Catholic parishes in the province of Ontario, Canada. This collection covers church records created 1760-1923, but the content and time period of the records will vary by parish.– There are 126,534 Images as of 17 January 2012.

Ontario, Toronto Trust Cemeteries, 1826-1989 — Searchable Index and Browsable Images — Index and images to the records of several Toronto cemeteries, including: York General Burying Ground (also called Potter’s Field), 1826-1855; Necropolis Cemetery, 1849-1989; Mount Pleasant Cemetery, 1876-1988; Prospect Cemetery, 1890-1985. Indexed records are available through 1935. Indexing was a cooperative project with the Toronto Branch of the Ontario Genealogical Society.– There are 150,838 Records and 7,234 Images as of 1 November 2013.

Prince Edward Island Baptism Card Index, 1721-1885 — Searchable Index and Browsable Images — Index and Images of index cards to baptismal records.– There are 92,218 Records and 92,700 Images as of 1 October 2012.

Prince Edward Island Census, 1861 — Searchable Index — Population census of Prince Edward Island in 1861. Prince Edward Island was not yet part of the Dominion of Canada. Includes agricultural censuses at the end of each county or township.– There are 25,315 Records as of 24 March 2010.

Prince Edward Island Death Card Index, 1721-1905 — Searchable Index and Browsable Images — Images of index cards. Information comes from various sources, newspapers, cemeteries, churches, etc.– There are 16,788 Records and 15,903 Images as of 21 September 2015; up 16,788 Records since 31 August 2010.

Prince Edward Island Marriage Registers, 1832-1888 — Browsable Images — Images of indexes and registers. Marriages took place in churches and before Justices of the Peace. Dates of indexes correspond to dates of marriages, and marriage records are arranged by date of registration so the dates of the indexes and the marriage records do not always match. Indexes are alphabetized by first letter of the surname only. In some indexes, the “Mc” and “Mac” names are indexed by the first letter after “Mc” or “Mac”.– There are 20,262 Records and 3,428 Images as of 11 March 2015; up 20,262 Records since 31 August 2010.

Prince Edward Island, Church Records, 1777-1985 — Browsable Images — Baptisms, marriages, burials and other records from several churches in these denominations: Anglican Church of Canada, Catholic, Church of Christ, Church of England in Canada, Church of Scotland, Free Church, Methodist, Presbyterian, and United Church of Canada.– There are 22,448 Images as of 7 December 2012.

Quebec Census, 1861 — Searchable Index — Population census of Quebec in 1861. Quebec was not yet part of the Dominion of Canada, but was called Canada East. Includes agricultural censuses at the end of each county or township. Forms are printed in either French or English. Responses may be given in either French or English.– There are 1,094,774 Records as of 27 January 2011.

Quebec, Births and Baptisms, 1662-1898 — Searchable Index — Index to selected Quebec births and baptisms. Only a few localities are included and the time period varies by locality. Due to privacy laws, recent records may not be displayed. The year range represents most of the records. A few records may be earlier or later.– There are 26,934 Records as of 20 March 2012.

Quebec, Catholic Parish Registers, 1621-1979 — Searchable Index and Browsable Images — This collection contains images of Catholic parish registers of baptisms, marriages and burials. It also includes some confirmations and some index entries for Montréal and Trois-Rivières.– There are 79,535 Records and 1,399,152 Images as of 16 July 2014; up 267 Images since 12 September 2012.

Quebec, Index to Civil Copy of Church Records, 1642-1902 — Browsable Images — Index to copy of baptisms, marriages, and burials sent to the civil government. Both Catholic and Protestant churches are included. – There are 1,300,530 Images as of 29 May 2015.

Quebec, Non-Catholic Parish Registers, 1763-1967 — Browsable Images — Registers of baptisms, marriages, deaths and other records from various non-Catholic denominations and parishes. Date coverage varies from parish to parish.– There are 278,512 Images as of 16 May 2012.

Quebec, Quebec Judicial District, Guardianships, 1639-1930 — Browsable Images — Images of guardianship records for the judicial district of Québec. Includes indexes that cover 1639-1900. This project is being published as images become available.– There are 310,188 Images as of 23 January 2012.

Saskatchewan, Catholic Church Records, 1846-1957 — Searchable Index and Browsable Images — Baptisms, confirmations, marriages, burials, and other records from several Roman Catholic parishes in the province of Saskatchewan, Canada. This collection covers church records created 1846-1957, but the content and time period of the records will vary by parish.– There are 40,494 Records and 6,587 Images as of 1 May 2015; up 40,494 Records since 3 December 2012.

Saskatchewan Cemetery Transcripts, ca. 1850-1994 — Searchable Index and Browsable Images —Transcripts of tombstones from various cemeteries. Series 1, 2, and 3 compiled by the Saskatchewan Genealogical Society. To learn the name of the municipality and cemetery, look at the image. Each card has a number, for example, 152.5. The corresponding municipality and cemetery for that number is found in a list in the wiki article about the collection. To go to the article, return to this description, and click on “Learn more” below. – There are 164,737 Records and 139,318 Images as of 29 April 2015.

Saskatchewan, Judicial District Court Records, 1891-1954 — Browsable Images — Supreme Court Files, Kings Bench Files, Docket Books and Indexes housed at the Saskatchewan Archives Board in Regina. This collection is being published as images become available.– There are 203,047 Images as of 11 April 2013.

Saskatchewan, Probate Estate Files, 1887-1931 — Searchable Index and Browsable Images — Index and images of estate files from Saskatchewan judicial districts. The estate records contain loose papers relating to the settlement of estates including such matters as provision for heirs including minor children as well as distribution of funds, land and property. This project was indexed in partnership with the Saskatchewan Genealogical Society.– There are 41,261 Records and 1,903,391 Images as of 24 March 2014.

Ontario Adoption Records to Open on June 1

On the first of June, Ontario will join the other Canadian Provinces of Alberta, British Columbia, Labrador, and Newfoundland in opening their adoption records. Although the government has given adoptees as well as birth parents the ability to opt-out of having their records disclosed, thus far only about 2500 (equally split between birth parents and adoptees) have done so.

As of April, nearly 1,100 people had requested “no contact,” while over 1,500 had requested conditions to any reunion. However, the vast majority seem willing to allow reunions to happen.

The new law gives both sides of an adoption equal access to birth information for the 250,000 adoptions registered in Ontario since 1921.

For more information, see Erin Anderson’s article in the May 27, 2009 edition of the Globe and Mail.

Note that Manitoba is considering following in Ontario’s footsteps on the issue. Although their adoption records are open from 1999, earlier records are more difficult to obtain. See the short article and audio file on the CJOB radio website.

Erin’s Sons: Irish Arrivals in Atlantic Canada 1761-1853 – Volume II – New From GPC

Book Review: Erin’s Sons: Irish Arrivals in Atlantic Canada 1761-1853, Volume II; by Terrance M. Punch, FRSAI

Just in time for Saint Patrick’s Day, I got a copy of Terrance Punch’s latest book on Irish immigration to Atlantic Canada – and it’s loaded with informationerins-sons-vol-ii you won’t find elsewhere.

Volume II of Erin’s Sons covers the same time period as its predecessor (currently out-of-print) and the same geographic area – the provinces of Newfoundland and Labrador, Prince Edward Island, New Brunswick, and Nova Scotia. This attractive book lists an additional 7,000 Irish arrivals in Atlantic Canada before 1853.

What is remarkable about this second volume is the rich variety of information derived from hard-to-find sources such as church records of marriages and burials, cemetery records, headstone inscriptions, military description books, newspapers, poor house records, and passenger lists. The resulting body of documents is replete with human drama: shipwrecked immigrants, families in search of members, people taken ill while en route to a distant location, old soldiers fallen on hard times, tenants uprooted from their farms and shipped to Canada, and so forth.

One of the first things the reader will find are maps of County Donegal, County Kilkenny (southern part), and County Waterford (Dunarvan and Ardmore area), drawn specifically to help the researcher in dealing with the often confusing place naming patterns of Ireland. The Civil Parishes were often not exactly the same as the Catholic Parishes – causing all kinds of confusion. Tables of the names are included to go with the maps.

The next major section of the book is made up of 65 pages of vital records that list place of origin in Ireland (mostly deaths & marriages) from some 30 Canadian newspapers. The following is a pretty typical entry:

Died 20 Oct 1817 at Saint John NB – William Thompson, 27 a passenger in the brig Concord from Londonderry. he was a native of Achnacloy [Aughnacloy], Co. Tyrone; left a widow and one child – CG, 27 Oct 1817 [CG is the abbreviation that Punch used for the newspaper City Gazette, of St. John, New Brunswick.]

There are also lists of runaways and deserters, transported convicts, and indentured servants, which offer a vivid, if sometimes bleak, picture of Irish immigration to Canada.

Also included are maps showing Irish ports of embarkation, an index of surnames, and ships found listed in the book. The volume is loaded with previously untranscribed data – and will be of extreme interest to anyone with Irish-Canadian ancestry.

Erin’s Sons: Irish Arrivals in Atlantic Canada 1761-1853, Volume II; by Terrance M. Punch, FRSAI; 2009; Soft Cover, Perfect Bound, 8.5×11, 197 pp, ISBN: 9780806317892; Item # GPC4709. $30.00 plus $5 p&h. Order from Genealogical Publishing Company, 3600 Clipper Mill Rd., Suite 260, Baltimore, MD 21211; Phone 800-296-6687; Fax 410-752-8492; Order on the web at www.genealogical.com.

Canadian Documents Showing Aboriginal Persons Needed

John Reid (Anglo-Celtic Connections) is reporting this morning that Janice Nickerson is needing documents for an upcoming book – and she’s willing to pay for them. The deadline is January 25. Janice is looking for:

“A copy of a Civil Registration, Will or Estate Record, Newspaper item, School Record, Land and Property record, Notarial record from New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, PEI, Newfoundland and Labrador, in which an Aboriginal person is featured.”

For more information, see John’s blog.