Tuesday, 26 July 2016

Twitter Treasures No. 3

My version of a Twitter bird
© Penny Allen
What I learned on Twitter this week.
18-26 Jul.2016 | Issue 3

I know, pretty old school, kind of like newspaper cuttings that libraries used to do 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 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.

Discovered Daniel Laxter's twitter account via the Borealis- a group blog on Early Canadian History. He posted an unusual account of transporting church bells of St. Boniface, [Winnipeg] from Hudson's Bay to Red River in the 1800s. Transporting church bells in the wilderness. 

Africville families celebrate 33rd reunion with 3 day celebration via BeyondBrickWall

Africville Museum visitors shocked by lack of transit accessibility via Look4Ancestors

Margaret Dougherty tweeted Lorine's article (Olive Tree Genealogy) about her immigrant ancestors to North America. Meme: Our Immigrant Ancestors - My First in N. America 

A multi-generational reunion in Toronto celebrates family while remembering roots in slavery and the underground railroad via BeyondBrickWall

Matt Rainnie of the CBC wrote that P.E.I. historian Jean Bernard has completed his books on Acadian genealogy.  Généalogie des families Acadiennes de L'Île-du-Prince-Édouard c.1764-c.1900
Please email Jean at: jeanbernard61@hotmail.com to order.

Check out:
@CousinDetective's Tweet:  Why Second Cousins are Magic - this great article highlights the fact we as genealogists often miss: second cousins have copies of pictures we may not have in our collections and can help identify mystery ancestors! 

To Follow:
Borealia a group blog on Early Canadian History : This tweet looks like a great article: British emigration policy, Irish violence, & immigrant reception in Upper Canada
Their website: https://earlycanadianhistory.ca/ 

CA, U.S.A.
Ansel Adams visit to a Japanese internment camp in 1943. Many photos. Via Century Past History

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