Thursday, 10 March 2016
I'm doing an unofficial survey of family history journals available at the Society of Genealogists (SOG) in London.
The British Isles Family History Society of Greater Ottawa (BIFHSGO) is located in Ontario, Canada. Their journal, Anglo-Celtic Roots has been sending their journal to SOG since the early 1990s. It's so nice to see this reciprocating sharing of family history journals between societies, it seems to be an unwritten law that has been honoured for many decades.
What is so amazing, and something that is so valuable to researchers, is that the society provides archived copies of the journal for free on their website. For example, 2015 issues are accessed by members only, but the rest of the issues are available on their website!
In vol 19_No 1_Spring 2013 a couple of articles caught my eye about the American Revolution and the search for the 'Magnet' passenger list in 1812. As well, Peter Reid talks about the 'Ottawa Journal 1885-1980' indexed on Ancestry, but also provides other resources for this newspaper.
An index to each of the journal articles and hyperlinks to archived pdfs of the issues: http://www.bifhsgo.ca/clist.php?nm=108
Well done, BIFHSGO!