Monday, 21 April 2014
The content is well described by the extended title "Our Heroes in (of) The Great World War: Giving facts and details of Canada's part in the greatest war in history, including photoengravings of Officers, Nurses, Non-commissioned Officers and Men from Ottawa, Ontario, and vicinity. Compiled by J. H. Dc Wolfe the history of the war is interspersed with pages of photos and mini-bios of many from the area who served. It's not comprehensive, a few war causalities buried at Beechwood are not included.
You don't have to go the City Archives to read it. Find a digitised copy, not nearly as good resolution as the hard copy I viewed, on the Internet Archive at https://archive.org/details/82968
Top centre in the image is Nursing Sister Minnie Gallagher, a wartime fatality who will be one of those featured in the Beechwood Cemetery Historical Walking Tour in June.
Sunday, 20 April 2014
250 free tickets are allocated to society members. Below is the link to get a free ticket. CARP members will have received notice of free admission.
Print off the tickets for free admission to the show at:
For more information on the show: http://www.zoomershow.com/events/ottawa2014/ Scroll down to see a floor plan and a list of the other exhibitors.
Saturday, 19 April 2014
His name was coupled with that of Sir John A Macdonald, both were considered outstanding Conservative leaders. Although Disraeli was not yet Prime Minister when the British North America Act which founded Canada was approved by the British Parliament, he was the leader of the government in the Commons and so must surely have had a substantial role.
On this date in 1920 Private Calvin Bezley, serving with the 2nd Canadian Mounted Rifles, passed away from scarlet fever.
According to an Ottawa Journal article from 20 April 1920 he had recently undergone an operation on his spine following a shrapnel wound at Cambra(i) where he laid for two days before being brought in. The shrapnel was removed but he was paralyzed.
He was born in Toronto on 17 (18) October 1883 the son of George and Annie (Neil) Bezley. Prior to enlisting on 22 January 1918 he had been a clerk in the forestry industry.
He had three brothers and seven sisters including Mrs A Wall whose address, 559 King Edward Avenue, is in the Beechwood register. His aunt, Mrs T Bezley lived at 92 Wilbrod Street in Ottawa.
Friday, 18 April 2014
This release contains 913,314 baptism, marriage and burial transcription records sourced from the Lancashire Record Office. Accrington, Blackburn and Preston are prominent among communities covered.
This release would appear to complement the collection England, Lancashire, Cheshire, Yorkshire, Parish Registers, 1603-1910 sourced from the Central Library, Manchester.
Library and Archives Canada (LAC) is launching a form that will enable Access to Information and Privacy (ATIP) requests and payments to be made online. Processing of credit card payments will be made through the Government of Canada’s secure Receiver General Buy Button (RGBB). The request form is located on the LAC website under Transparency. With this feature, LAC joins 25 other federal government institutions who can now accept ATIP requests online.
The above is from an LAC blog post.
On this day, 18 April, in 1918 Private Frederick Alexander Mitchell died of typhoid fever and pneumonia at Hotel Dieu Hospital in Kingston, Ontario. He was attached to the 1st Depot Battalion, Eastern Ontario Regiment. No attestation paper is available online.
Thursday, 17 April 2014
You can now find 454,798 transcripts of baptisms, marriages and burials in the collection "England, Kent, Parish Registers, 1538-1911", new on FamilySearch. The transcripts are linked to image originals, over 100,000 of them which are only viewable at Family History Centres or to "signed-in members of supporting organizations."
Find My Past have been diligently working on Kent parish records; this appears to be another resource available through a cooperation agreement.