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The Times They Are a-Changin                             Bob Dylan  1964
Over the years, names of settlements, hamlets, villages, towns, cities, etc. may have disappeared, changed names or have been amalgamated. Jacques Gagné, one of the senior genealogists at QFHS has been recording these changes and have recently released his updated list.  The list is 160 pages but since it is in PDF format it can be searched using Find from the Edit menu or with the short cut Ctrl + F.  See the List
Research Guides and Other Collections from Jacques Gagné
Members can view and use Jacques Research Guides and Other Collections in the Members Only section. 
Non-Members can view the guides and collections in Jacques Gagné Studies shown on the main menu
Computree - On the Web Page
Lorraine's Computree column for the latest edition of Connections is now available in the Members' section.  All the addresses are live links for your convenience.         
Do you hit a roadblock when your genealogy research leads to French documents?
Help is available!
The site Maple Stars and Stripes can help with a series of podcasts and notes.  These podcasts explain some of the basics and terms used in French documents. Click Podcast
Newfoundland Images
The Library and Archives Canada Blog has recently posted images of Newfoundland........see photos.  Also QFHS has a special interest group that specalizes on Newfoundland.......see Newfoundland SIG
Did your Ancestors Come from Ireland (Eire)?
The Library and Archives Canada Blog is a great place to begin your search............Read More
To Commemorate the D-Day Celebrations, Library and Archives Canada Blog have posted colour photos of Canadian Second World War Soldiers...............See the Photos
Library and Archives Canada to Digitize 646,000 First World War Service Files.....Read More
Library and Archives Canada is pleased to announce the release of a new version of the Census of 1851 database.
The 1851 Census marked the second collection of statistics for the Province of Canada (consisting of Canada West and Canada East). Information was also collected for New Brunswick and Nova Scotia.
In addition to searching by geographical information such as province, district, and sub-district, users can now also search by nominal information such as name, given name(s) and age of an individual.
Census of Manitoba, 1870 - now available online
by Library and Archives Canada Blog
Library and Archives Canada is pleased to announce that Canadians can now access the
Census of Manitoba,1870 on line. This census was taken shortly after Manitoba joined Confideration.
The census provides the names of more than 12,200 individuals living in Manitoba at the time and contains information such as age, martial status, place of birth, religion, race and name of father
Census of Canada 1871
Library and Archives Canada has released a new version of the Census of Canada, 1871 database. This first general census covered the four provinces that were then part of Confederation: Ontario, Quebec, New Brunswick and Nova Scotia. The new version includes suggestions for corrections received from users as well as revised district and sub-district information.
St Patrick's Society of Richmond & Vicinity
The St. Patrick’s Society of Richmond & Vicinity is celebrating its 135th anniversary with the publication of a book on local Irish history called Irish Settlement and National Identity in the Lower St. Francis Valley, written by Peter Southam, a retired history professor from University of Sherbrooke.

The book describes 200 years of Irish presence in the Lower St-Francis Valley, a section of Quebec’s Eastern Townships that surrounds the Town of Richmond. Much of the information was provided by local families. Part I deals with Irish rural settlements and Part II focuses on the Richmond’s St-Patrick’s Society.

Books are available at Townshippers’ Association (819-566-5717), Black Cat Books in Lennoxville, and Papeterie 2000 or Loretta at 819-826-2658 in Richmond. Visit  http://www.richmondstpats.org/ for information on the society and the book.
Thanks to Elizabeth Lapointe’s Genealogy Canada blog for the item.
Researching in Newfoundland?
Take a look at Memorial University's Digital Archives Initiative, a wonderful online collection of books and maps, photographs, periodicals, video and audio. DAI hosts a variety of collections which together reinforce the importance, past and present, of Newfoundland and Labrador's history and culture.
Drouin Institute launches online collecction
The Drouin Institute now offers six great collections on a pay site, Quebec Records.  These collections are among the most popular reference tools for the Quebec genealogical community. You can search by collection and family, then view the original pages.
The Drouin collection is also available at the Quebec Family History Society's Heritage Centre and Library, free for members and daily visitors.
Searching on Ancestry
Anne Mitchell has prepared a pdf. with presentation slides entitled Searching Successfully to Reveal Your Ancestor’s Story on Ancestry.com to help with your research. Ancestry is available at the Quebec Family History Society Library and Heritage Centre.
UK curators' 100 websites
Blogger and QFHS member John D. Reid posted a link to the UK curators' 100  websites judged to be essential reading for future generations researching our life and times in 2013.
To mark the start of a cooperative project "to archive the entire UK web, along with e-journals, e-books and other formats," curators and other experts from the British Library, the National Library of Scotland, the National Library of Wales, Bodleian Libraries, Cambridge University Library and Trinity College Dublin were involved.
John posts daily on his blog, Anglo-Celtic Connections.
Welsh newspapers online
The Welsh Newspapers Online site, from the National Library of Wales, is now up and running. The site is free to access with some 2.5 million articles available to search from 1844-1910. Thanks to British GENES for the update.
Mapping the Mosaic
The Quebec Anglophone Heritage Network has launched an ambitious project entitled Mapping the Mosaic.
Mapping the Mosaic is an easy-to-use, community-driven site designed to chart the collected memories of English-speaking communities in the Greater Montreal Area. Users of all interests can share experiences and expertise of where their history happened by pinning favourite stories, photos or video to an interactive map of neighbourhoods throughout Montreal, Laval and off-island suburbs.
This “people’s history” will encompass both personal and factual history stories. A series of March workshops has been scheduled to introduce this initiative.
The Word on the Street
Before newspapers and news channels, the Scottish public relied on street literature to find out what was going on. The most popular form for nearly 300 years was broadsides – one page newspapers which were the tabloids of their day. The National Library of Scotland's online collection of nearly 1,800 broadsides lets you see for yourself what the word on the street was in Scotland between 1650 and 1910. Crime, politics, romance, emigration, humour, tragedy, royalty and superstitions - all these and more are here.
Each broadside comes with a detailed commentary and most have a full transcription of the text. They are fully searchable and can be downloaded in PDF format.