Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Sign the Petition to Release the 1921 Canadian Census

Thanks to Lew Lockhart for making me aware of this petition from Olive Tree Genealogy!! Let's do this and make our voices heard!!

If clicking on the above link will not work, copy and paste that link please.

Friday, June 21, 2013

Political Humour

As disgusted as I am right now with our politicians I just could not resist posting this.

Last Tuesday Prime Minster Harper arrived in his helicopter in front of the
Parliament Buildings - carrying a baby piglet under each arm.

The squared-away Mountie guard snapped to attention, saluted and said: "Nice
pigs, sir."

The Prime Minister replied: "These are not pigs. These are authentic
Arkansas Razorback Hogs. I got one for Minister of Defense, Peter MacKay,
and I also got one for Senator Mike Duffy."

The squared-away Mountie again snapped to attention, saluted and said:
"Excellent trade, Sir!"

Thursday, June 20, 2013

1921 Canadian Census - need help NOW

Elizabeth Lapointe posted the following in her Genealogy Canada blog:

Breaking News - 1921 Census of Canada
A reliable source from the LAC has just phoned me to ask that I inform my readers, genealogists, and others interested in their Canadian families, that the 1921 Canadian Census has already been digitized, and has been ready for release since last Wednesday, 12 June, but it is being held back by the federal government before it is released.

So if you want the census released NOW, it has been suggested that you write the Heritage Minister, The Honourable James Moore, and ask that the 1921 Canadian Census be released now.

Minister Moore’s mailing address is: The Hon. James Moore, Minister of Canadian Heritage & Official Languages, House of Commons, Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0A6.

His telephone number is 613-992-9650, and his fax number is 613-992-9868.

He can also be reached online at, or by direct email at

Remember, there is no postage required for sending snail-mail to Members of Parliament in Canada from within Canada. "

I have just emailed and I hope you do too!! I chose email because Parliament is about to be sent on their usual 3 month holiday!!!! I am sooooooooooooooo sick of politics and politicians.

Saturday, June 15, 2013

Stay Focused!!!

Stay Focused ... or, in this case, do as I say NOT as I do!! Good grief. I sat down to work on my McNIECE line originally from Ireland early 1840s. I've worked on this family for 20 years and have finally begun to have some new leads and some new breakthroughs so it's been more interesting as of late. So, within less than an hour I had found the ships passenger list showing my husband's grandmother coming to Canada from England in 1911. GREAT discovery .... BUT how the heck did I get so far off track in such a short time???? Truthfully I have no idea. It just happened, and now it's 1:30pm and I'm still working on his grandmother's family lines. Oh well, sometimes we just have go where we're led ... I guess.

Enjoy your weekend all,