Free Webinar: Using MyCanvas to Make Descendant Family History Books and Posters

Session Start Time: Wednesday, 24 June 2009 08:00 PM Eastern
(New York)

Speakers: Stefanie Condie and Jennifer Curry

Make a lasting impression at this year’s family reunion with a descendant family tree poster or descendant-based family history book. In this hour-long webinar, you’ll learn how to create a book or poster that your relatives will be talking about long after the reunion’s over. Descendant books and posters also make great birthday and anniversary gifts. During the webinar, three randomly chosen participants will receive coupons for a free 36″x24″ poster (a $39.95 value).

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Free Webinar: The Canadian Historical Censuses, 1851-1916

Session Start Time: Thursday, 18 June 2009 08:30 PM Eastern (Toronto / New York)

Come join our specialists, Lesley Anderson and Karen Peterson, and Canadian Genealogist, Glenn Wright, in this one hour online seminar as they walk through the history of the Canadian Census. They’ll tackle effective search techniques, and tips which will cover each census year – 1851, 1861, 1871, 1881, 1891, 1901, 1906, 1911 and 1916.

Click here to register now! Announces World-First Online Launch of the Historical Canadian Censuses, 1851-1916

ancestry-ca_logo.gifAn estimated half of all Canadians will have an ancestor in the historical censuses / one in four Canadians cannot trace roots back beyond their grandparents

  • 32 million names and 1.3 million images of original records
  • Famous names with ancestors in the censuses include Conrad Black, Prime Minister Stephen Harper, Liberal Party Leader Michael Ignatieff, Pamela Anderson and Alanis Morissette – original images available

(Toronto, June 10, 2009) –, in partnership with Library and Archives Canada (LAC), today completed the world-first online launch of the Historical Canadian Censuses, 1851-1916. Never before have all of the nine available national censuses[i] been published online, fully indexed and including original document images.

Together, these censuses contain more than 32 million names – all searchable for the first time – of those living in Canada from the mid 19th century through to the early 20th century – a period of nationhood, new arrivals, great change and significant growth.

It is estimated that half of all living Canadians (16 million people)[ii] will be able to trace their ancestors in the censuses – has found those of Prime Minister Stephen Harper, Opposition Leader Michael Ignatieff, jailed businessman Conrad Black, singer Alanis Morissette and actress Pamela Anderson (original images available). Continue reading