Examining Dentistry Records on Canadiana

courtesy of Pinterest https://www.pinterest.ca/pin/7740630580304819/ Health issues over the past weeks, and a mental health break from news and social media have kept me away from blogging. Thankfully, none of my health issues were COVID-19 related. One of them was some unexpected dental surgery. In the pre pandemic world, going to the dentist ranked very low onContinue reading “Examining Dentistry Records on Canadiana”

52 Ancestors: Week 37 – Bankruptcy Records

Week 37\’s prompt for 52 Ancestors is \”mistake\”. Our ancestors were human, just like us. They made mistakes. Some were small, and some were large enough to warrant official notice. One such type would be bankruptcy. This post I\’m going to lead you towards sources for bankruptcy records. The CourtsOf course the first place youContinue reading “52 Ancestors: Week 37 – Bankruptcy Records”

52 Ancestors: Week 34 – Finding Coroner\’s Reports

Week 33\’s theme for the 52 ancestors series of posts is \”tragedy\”. When you have an ancestor who died in unusual circumstances, there might have been a coroner\’s, or chief medical examiner\’s, inquest. These inquests looked into these kinds of deaths. Because the coroner could interview people and look at evidence that would not qualifyContinue reading “52 Ancestors: Week 34 – Finding Coroner\’s Reports”

Research Your Ancestors in the Canada Gazette

When I did my series of blog posts on Divorce, I mentioned the Canada Gazette. This is a fantastic but not well known resource. It is the official newspaper of the Canadian government, and will be celebrating its 166th birthday this coming October. That\’s right, it has been in existence since before Confederation. A Brief History The UnionContinue reading “Research Your Ancestors in the Canada Gazette”

D-I-V-O-R-C-E Part 1 – Before 1968

We all like to think that our ancestors met, fell in love, married, and only parted through death. Truth is, divorce has always been around in Canada, although rare. According to The Canadian Encycolpedia: \”…while most Canadians married, divorce was extremely uncommon until after the Second World War. In fact, until that time, Canada hadContinue reading “D-I-V-O-R-C-E Part 1 – Before 1968”