Category Archive: Canada

Nova Scotia, Canada – newspapers

** Use the right mouse button to open the files in another tab or window.** I watched a History Channel YouTube story about the Dec 6, 1917 ship explosion in Halifax and I… Continue reading

Leonard Beattie – help from group page

FaceBook Groups can be a big help when you come up against a brick wall on your family history or tree. I found a small item in a 1942 newspaper which had very… Continue reading

Schwartz Family History

I was helping my sister with her house moving work; carrying boxes to garage, emptying cabinets for movers to take… etc. and she showed me a Family Tree book she had stored in… Continue reading

Canadian Newspapers – English Only

Update list now Rev 07 – 06 April 2017 – Since the Google News Archive and my Enhanced list were arranged in alphabetical order by name of newspaper, I thought it would be… Continue reading

Crop the item to fit the frame – 1904 marriage – Canada

Crop the item to fit the frame. In past blog postings I said that cropping a long column newspaper item is sometimes better for a family tree. I found a very good example… Continue reading

What does this have to do with genealogy?

Don’t overlook the foreign press Just because your relatives come from Pennsylvania doesn’t mean they won’t be featured in a Canadian newspaper. You are probably thinking “What does this have to do with… Continue reading

Newspaper Articles – Rev. G. E. Weagant

Newspaper articles about a person will sometimes contain biographical information which you might overlook. For instance this long news item about the Rev. G. E. Weagant and Mrs. Weagant moving to a new… Continue reading

Monk Rural Telephone Company 1909

When you feel your cell phone moving in the pocket of your coat think of the farmer in the rural community who never even had a telephone. In the year 2015 we get… Continue reading

Wreck of the Scotsman – September 1899

Have you ever seen a story in an old newspaper and wondered “Why don’t I know about this?” The New York newspaper story about the 1959 Yellowstone earthquake, which I’ve posted in my… Continue reading

1959 Yellowstone earthquake – Revisited August 2019

Update 10 Aug 2019: see below, at end. Also updated the Provost entry on 30 Aug 2019, per the request of Jackie of California. On January 1, 2013 I posted a little story… Continue reading