Read the press release at https://www.thegenealogist.co.uk/featuredarticles/2021/where-did-they-live–mapping-your-ancestors-home-in-1911-1513/
Yuletide R&R: Christmas Truce 1914
Yuletide R&R: WDYTYA Spoof
Yuletide R&R: Who Does One Think One Is?
Additions to Newspapers.com Canadian Content
The 40 historic Canadian newspapers newly available on newspapers.com include the following nine with more than 5,000 pages.
The Berlin News Recnineord. Kitchener, Ontario, Canada, 21,498 pages, 1908–1916.
The Times. Wetaskiwin, Alberta, Canada, 7,193 pages, 1928–1973.
The Times, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, Canada, 8,042 pages, 1895–1915.
Edmonton News-Plaindealer, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, 5,292 pages, 1896–1912
The Red Deer News, Red Deer, Alberta, Canada, 8,171 pages, 1906–1926.
Nor’-west Farmer, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, 18,923 pages, 1919–1990.
The North Shore Press, North Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, 12,313 pages, 1913–1935,
Heimskringla, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, 11,109 pages, 1924–1951.
The Representative, Leduc, Alberta, Canada, 11,984 pages, 1907–1939.
There are updates to many other Canadian newspapers, many editions from 2021. Newspapers with content after the First World War are usually available with the Publisher’s Extra subscription.
Thanks to Gloria Tubman and Ken McKinlay who passed along the information during the OGS Ottawa Branch weekly Virtual Genealogy Drop-In, every Tuesday at 2 pm ET.
Embroidery Magazine Online
LAC Co-Lab Updates for December
Of Library and Archives Canada’s Co-Lab Challenges progress is reported on one project since last month.
Women in the War, with 70 images, remains 0% complete.
First World War Posters, with 140 images, is 91% complete, 83% last month.
Arthur Lismer’s Children’s Art Classes remains 0% complete.
John Freemont Smith remains 94% complete.
Canadian National Land Settlement Association remains 98% complete.
Molly Lamb Bobak remains 88% complete.
Diary of François-Hyacinthe Séguin remains 98% complete.
George Mully: moments in Indigenous communities remains 0% complete.
Correspondence regarding First Nations veterans returning after the First World War remains 99% complete.
Winnipeg General Strike of 1919 remains 96% complete.
Legendary Train Robber and Prison Escapee Bill Miner remains 99% complete.
Japanese-Canadians: Second World War, remains 3% complete.
The Call to Duty: Canada’s Nursing Sisters remains 92% complete.
Projects that remain 100% complete are no longer reported here.
Other Co-Lab activities not part of the Challenges may have happened; seemingly we’ll never know.
Yuletide R&R: The Energy Carol
This Week’s Abbreviated Online Genealogy Events
Choose from free online events in the next five days. All times are ET except as noted. Those in red are Canadian, bolded if local to Ottawa or recommended
Assume registration in advance is required; check so you’re not disappointed.
Tuesday 21 Dec. 2 pm: Virtual Genealogy Drop-In, from Ottawa Branch of OGS and The Ottawa Public Library.
Tuesday 21 Dec, 8 pm: Uncovering Immigrant Origins Through Cluster Research, by Dana Palmer for Legacy Family Tree Webinars. https://familytreewebinars.com/webinar/uncovering-immigrant-origins-through-cluster-research/
Tuesday 21 Dec, 2:30 pm: What is WeRelate and How Can I Use It?, by Cynthia Theusch for Allen County Public Library Genealogy Center.
Wednesday 22 Dec, 2 pm: Our Neaderthal Genetic Ancestry, by Ugo Perego for Legacy Family Tree Webinars. https://familytreewebinars.com/webinar/our-neanderthal-genetic-ancestry/
Yuletide R&R: Terry Gilliam Christmas Card
Military Monday: CWGC next of kin appeal
The Commonwealth War Graves Commission is seeking next of kin for soldiers who fell in war for whom new memorials are being made. Could you be connected to any of these individuals? The 33 surnames are:
BANNISTER, BOOTH, BROOKER, CHISHOLM, CUNNINGHAM, DAVIDSON, DEANS, DUNCAN, DUXBURY, GRANT, GREENWOOD, GREENWOOD, GRIFFITH. HALSALL, HARRISON. HARVEY, HEADDEN, HUNTER, JACKSON, LEATHER, MARTIN, McCARRON, MEECHAN (Served as Peter Harrison), MINTO, NICHOLLS, PEGRAM, RITCHIE, SHORTT (Nurse), SIMPSON, SMITH, SUMPNER, TIDBURY, WISEMAN.
The detailed list is at https://www.cwgc.org/our-work/news/appeal-for-relatives-14-december-2021/
None were serving with the Canadian military.
MyHeritage Celebrates ONE MILLION Subscribers
We all benefit from competition, the lifeblood of commerce in any field. Congratulations to founder and CEO Gilad Japhet and the whole MyHeritage team on reaching a significant business milestone.
Read more at https://blog.myheritage.com/2021/12/myheritage-surpasses-1-million-annual-subscribers/