Monday, 4 April 2016

RCMP NWMP Update

John D. Reid reports on his blog that the Alberta Genealogy Society is partnering with Saskatchewan and Manitoba Genealogy Society to produce special editions of their family history journals that will focus on 'Families of the NWMP'.

The North West Mounted Police (NWMP) were the 'territorial' force of the Northwest Territories of Western Canada that was later renamed the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP).  This area later was divided into the provinces of Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba. Today the Northwest Territories is a separate province in northern Canada.

Alberta Genealogy: "We will publish articles about the NWMP families in all three journals and then distribute each of them electronically to all members of the three associations." This author hopes there will be a chance to purchase these issues separately as the information will no doubt provide lots of food for thought for those whose ancestors policed the wilds of Canada.

More information is provided on the Call For Papers page of the Alberta Genealogy website. 

Email: rseditor@abgenealogy.com

Deadline: June 1, 2016 for publication in the August 2016 issue.

Also see my post about the book, Red Serge and Polar Bear Pants - the biography of Harry Smallworthy, from Gloucestershire who joined the RNWMP in 1914. 

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