Saturday, 9 July 2016

Treasures on Twitter

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What I learned on Twitter this week. 
3-9th Jul.2016 | Issue 1

I know, pretty old school, kind of like newspaper cuttings that we used to do in the library a long, long time ago. But I just can't get over the feeling that I miss really neat things on Twitter. So every week or so I will share with you, my favourite readers, particularly Canadian content, but will bend the rules if it has a British spin, or an interesting immigrant story. My interpretation of the tweet or retweet is added.


BC
@SurreyArchives
Surrey Archives (B.C. Canada) posted Her-Story : a digital exhibit. This link leads to the Surrey Archives You Tube channel, for Her-Story, a digital slideshow of photos with captions of various women pioneers in Surrey. I have extracted the names for your research pleasure. Please contact the archives for more info - or tweet them!

Her-Story a digital exhibit 

Ivy BISHOP, Surrey's first female councillor, 1950
Margaret BLACKSTOCK nee GILLIS
Irene Margaret BOURASSA nee CHRISTMAS
Ella DINSMORE
Women's ball team Marie HULBERT nee LOMAS
Rita JOHNSON
Joan MARLES nee TURNBULL
Lucy RICHARDSON / her mother Georgina BELL
Nina RIFE nee SAGE
Dorothy SHEPHERD nee HARDWICK
Margaret STEVENSON - first woman in Surrey 1882
Emee TSUYUKI nee OTSUKI
Jean TURLEY first female volunteer firefighter served 20 years
Olive WILSON nee BURROWS
       In total, Surrey Archives has 10 videos on YouTube, highlighting their collections.

BC
@look4ancestors
Kathryn Lake Hogan tweeted an article from CBC.ca about a prominent Japanese-Canadian family whose possessions, land and heirlooms were confiscated during WW2. The family of Eikichi KAGETSU have returned the heirlooms and objects to BC to take part in a project called Landscapes of Injustice. This project examines the internment of Japanese Canadians during the war and the affect of losing their families' treasures. The project partners are the University of Victoria, the Nikkei National Museum and the Cultural Centre in Burnaby.
CBC article

AB
@gatewaygazette
Gateway Gazette is the Twitter account of the current newspaper from Southern Alberta (Black Diamond). It has lots of little hidden gems that are great family history resources. For example, this tweet is about the 'Reunion of Old Turner Valley Junior & Senior High Schools from 1940s, 1950s and 1960s.' Just think of the possibilities!

MB
@HBCHeritage 
HBC Heritage commented on a tweet by SciTechImages @SciTechImages their picture of H.B. Co. (Hudson's Bay Company) shipment of furs via CN rail in Montreal 1924 - the 256 written on the bundles means Outfit 256 (which ran June 1-May 3) = 256 years since HBC's founding in 1670

ON
Archives of Ontario
@ArchivesOntario posted a picture of a new immigrant and his employment officer circa.1947. The poster on the wall behind the two is advertising the joys of farming.
https://twitter.com/ArchivesOntario/status/750751729365450756

ON
@marikalpirie
 found orig 1913 copy of Torontonensis (UofT yearbook) she researched, scanned and donated it to @TheRCAMuseum -Canadian military technology, heritage, art and culture with emphasis on Canadian Gunners and the Province of Manitoba CFB Shilo

QC
@geneaalacarte Gail Dever
Oldest Anglican church in Montreal celebrates 185 years - St. Stephen's Anglican Church in the borough of Lachine. An important fur trading centre and place of worship of the Lachine Canal workers and their families. Check her post for some of the families buried in the church cemetery.

MISCELLANEOUS

Comment By:
@TheRCAMuseum - As a Curator I believe objects create that connection that texted words cannot. The RCA Museum tweeted a post from the IWM.org.uk @IWM 11 Objects from the Battle of the Somme

@150Alliance Celebrate the 150 years of Canada! An open network dedicated to encouraging engagement and action around Canada150 in 2017.

2 comments:

  1. I hope you plan to continue the Twitter series in 2017.

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  2. Hi Gail. Thanks for your interest. Yes, plans are in the works and one is in draft at the moment!

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