Wednesday, 22 March 2017

Canadian Genealogy Twitter Treasures Issue 4




I know, pretty old school, kind of like newspaper cuttings that libraries used to do a long time ago. I think they might also be called ephemera.

Do you ever feel that you miss really neat things on Twitter? Perhaps you will find some interesting resources in this article. 
18 Mar.2017 | Issue 4

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Every week or so I will share 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.

AB
I enjoy Stuart Somerville's tweets as he often highlights pictures of pioneer buildings in rural Alberta and if you follow the conversation you learn a lot about particulars in the image. This is about church pews and the meaning of threshold.

BC
This blog article authored and tweeted by Eve Lazarus highlights Mark Truelove's efforts to colourize old B+W photos of Vancouver ca 1930s. Certainly brings familiar sights of past Vancouver to life!

An article in the Times Colonist, Victoria - An old sea dog donates Captain Cook's journals to the Maritime Museum of BC

MB
The Alberta Family Histories Society posted about the Prairie Immigration Experience - Another fabulous online resource for Pioneers  Thank you University of Manitoba!

NS 
The Nova Scotia Provincial Library tweeted about the Dartmouth Heritage Museum's blog article How Old is Old? Very interesting tips about ambrotype photographs and dating the sitter's clothing and hairstyles.

ON
The Archives of Ontario tweeted: "Come visit our new #genealogy exhibit to discover a fascinating tale about Irish immigration to Canada in the mid 1800s!"

Kathryn Lake Hogan provides some RTs:
PEI
Canadian Genealogy Summit tweeted :  The ‘how to’ of finding your Island roots using P.E.I. Ancestry - an article in the Journal Pioneer. Intriguing name for a local newspaper!

QE
The Memory Project tweeted about WRCNS (Women's Royal Canadian Navy Service) in World War II. "The first decoding class (ie: codebreakers) to graduate in the Commonwealth, HMCS St. Hyacinthe, Quebec, 1943." This Library and Archives Canada page explains how to obtain military service files.

YT
Kathryn Lake Hogan tweeted this article from CBC news: How a Yukon miner's parents fled the KKK.

Military
Canada's Military History posted a tweet of a WWII picture. Canadian Troops enter a village where a week earlier German soldiers had massacred the entire Male population. San Pancrazio, Italy.

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