Sources

Items tagged as "Sources" are useful collections of information that I found a lot of good information in for researching my family history.  Perhaps you will find some of your ancestors lurking within?

  • Newspapers.com

    Their website says "The largest online newspaper archive", while I haven't had to stray too far around the planet to find newspaper articles I must recommend subscribing to this on-line newspaper archive.  As of today, I have found 500+ articles concerning my ancestors! 

  • The Donison Family Tree

    The book The Donison Family Tree is a genealogy work produced by Lee Donison in 1969.  It captures the descendants of Nicolae “Nick” “Shkeoppo” Donisan and his sons Gheorghi “George”, Laurenti, Constantine and Ion “Nicuta” “John”.

  • The Banda Family History

    In 2003 the descendants of Yoil Banda and Vista Simeon completed a genealogy work titled The Banda Family History, subtitled Banda Family History Book 2003.  Congratulations Team Banda!  This 90 page family history does an excellent job of describing Romanian history, recalling Banda immigration to Canada and showcasing the lives of these early settlers.

  • Romanians in Canada

    Published in 2009, Romanians in Canada is a well researched book that looks at the immigration of Romanians to Canada through the lens of their religious devotion to the Romanian Orthodox Church.  The book demonstrates the necessity of the church in the lives of Romanians and weaves stories of parish creation with settlement across Canada.

  • A Robbins Family History

    This thick tome was assembled in the pre-internet age and it follows the Robbins family from the late 1700's.  It contains dates, places, names, stories, documents and photos.  A very professional and concise family history covering more than two hundred and thirty years.

  • Cojocari/Geminick Family Tree

    The Cojocari/Geminick Family Tree book is a fun little self-published book.  Largely a photo book with sections devoted to individual family lines there are three pages showing valuable family tree information for the Geminick and Cojocari families.

  • Lutheran Church Burial Records

    Inside the bell tower at the original Saint Peter and Paul Romanian Orthodox Cemetery northeast of Kayville, Saskatchewan there is a binder that contains information on the burials at the Lutheran Cemetery just west of Kayville, south across the road from the Holy Trinity Russian Orthodox Church.  Detailed in the document are 13 burials.

  • Relationship Names

    Do you have that one cousin who is always referred to as 'twice removed'?  How many times do you have to 'remove' the guy before he is actually gone?  Will the third time be the charm?

    Describing a family relationship has a language all it's own.  Here is a handy chart showing how to refer to the people in your family tree.

  • Golden Memories of Truax and Districts

    This book contains local and family histories for the area surrounding Truax, Saskatchewan.  This is another impressive work created lovingly by families in the region to capture and preserve their history.  Historians and genealogists will be forever grateful for all of this hard work in 1983.

  • Sources

    I have mentioned that I assumed the role of family genealogist from my mother in the Preface and that she worked with paper.  When I moved the process into the digital age and began using some genealogy software I initially found the idea of documenting sources to be a bit of a curiosity.  

  • Land of Promise

    The book Land of Promise, subtitled Romanian Stories of Canadian Prairies is a very unique work.  The author Ion Longin Popescu, a Romanian journalist, travelled from communist Romania to Canada in 1983 to explore what became of Romanians to immigrated to Canada at the turn of the century.  His flair for description and excitement about exploring what became of his former countrymen comes through in this publication originally printed in Romania and then translated in english.

  • Prairie Grass to Golden Grain

    The book Prairie Grass to Golden Grain: RM 70 Ogema & Surrounding Areas has been a gold mine for me. It focuses on history and families in the Kayville, Saskatchewan area.

  • Saint Mary's Church Burial Records (St. P&P)

    Inside the Saint Peter and Paul Romanian Orthodox Church in Kayville, Saskatchewan there is a binder that contains information about deaths and burials for the St. Mary's Romanian Orthodox Church north of Kayville.  It records 213 burials.

  • Saint Mary's Church Burial Records

    Inside the St Mary's Romanian Orthodox Church north of Kayville, Saskatchewan there is a binder that contains information on all of the burials in the cemetery beside the church.  This record describes 134 graves in the cemetery.

  • Saint Peter and Paul Church Burial Records

    Inside the Saint Peter and Paul Romanian Orthodox Church in Kayville, Saskatchewan there is a binder that contains information on 172 deaths and burials.  Some of the burials documented are in the cemetery by the church. Other burials are in the old cemetery that was beside the church when it was located northeast of the town.

  • Holy Trinity Church Burial Records

    Inside the bell tower at the original Saint Peter and Paul Romanian Orthodox Cemetery northeast of Kayville, Saskatchewan there is a binder that contains information on the burials at the Holy Trinity Russian Orthodox Church Cemetery just west of Kayville.  Detailed in the document are 101 burials.

  • University of Calgary

    The University of Calgary Libraries and Cultural Resources website holds is an amazing collection from across Canada which I imagine is growing constantly.  Right now their collection from Saskatchewan contains 360+ books!! 

  • Family History eCollections

    There are organizations out in the world who recognize the importance of preserving family and region histories and making them available to researchers.  Luckily for genealogists these organizations are gathering these essentially rare published works and converting them into digital versions and making them available on the internet.

  • Google News Archive

    Don't forget the humble newspaper as a source of family history!  In my early days of the hunt I spent many hundreds of hours at the library scrolling through microfilm of old newspapers.  It is tedious but if you have some dates of weddings, births and deaths you might get lucky reading through newspapers!

  • Digital Horizons

    They are creating a digital archive of the history of North Dakota.  A staggering amount of work and one for which I am grateful.  My ancestors spent limited time in North Dakota but I found much information in this rich resource!