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  • Judith Rempel
    Some of you will have consulted the AFHS or Research Aids pages lately. If not you should. There are lots of good links being maintained and added to by
    Message 1 of 8 , Feb 6, 2003
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      Some of you will have consulted the AFHS or "Research Aids" pages
      lately. If not you should. There are lots of good links being
      maintained and added to by Eileen McElroy. We regularly get
      recommendations from visitors and members to add links - generally
      focussed on a particular geography like Scotland.

      However, not long ago, the AFHS became affiliated with the Paper of
      Record - which is a firm that digitizes newspapers. Others do this as
      well, but since Paper of Record is Canadian (located in Ottawa), it has
      a greater foucs on Canadian papers than others.

      You can find a link to them at: http://www.afhs.ab.ca/aids/index.html
      For each person that follows our link to their site and subscribes
      (short term subscriptions are possible), the AFHS gets a small royalty.

      This week, they have announced that they have added:

      1) Halifax Sun & Advertiser - 1862 -1867
      2) Voice of the Fugitive - 1851-1852
      3) Victoria Daily Standard - 1870 -1873

      The second paper isn't as obvious in it's geographic focus, but it is
      of important historical significance:

      "The newspaper actively urged escaped slaves and free Negroes to move to
      Canada in response to the Fugitive Slave Act of 1850 passed by the U.S.
      Congress." and "This newspaper is considered the first African-American
      newspaper in Canada."

      The Victoria of #3 is Victoria, BC.

      Forthcoming:
      1) Hamilton Evening Times - 1858 - 1868
      2) St. Catharines Constitutional - 1855 - 1871
      3) Quebec Herald - 1788 - 1791


      In a newsletter just rec'd by the AFHS they have a small feature article
      on the Melbourne Herald Archives

      ----------- quoted from newsletter ----------------
      You have probably noticed 20 more years of The Melbourne Herald Sun,
      known originally as the Port Phillip Herald was added to Paper of Record
      in the past few weeks. The paper is listed as the Port Phillip Herald on
      the “Now Available” page of www.PaperofRecord.com .

      The first 20 years of the paper’s archives – 1840-1860 – were digitized
      and made available last year. Now the years 1860-1880, covering
      important events such as the Burke and Wills Expedition (1860) to the
      crushing of the Ned Kelly outlaw gang at Glenrowan in 1880, are included
      in Paper of Record.

      The Herald Sun, Australia’s largest daily newspaper, is the first in
      Australia to digitize and place online its early archives.

      We are working on the next 20 years of The Herald, which will come
      online in the next couple of weeks, bringing the online archive up to
      the Federation of Australia in 1901.

      Founded in 1840 by George Cavenagh, The Port Phillip Herald was
      initially distributed for free, but afterwards it sold for sixpence. Its
      motto, "Impartial – but not neutral" was positioned prominently on its
      masthead on its thrice weekly editions. The Herald, as it was known from
      1855 onwards, became a daily paper in 1849, and the foundations of what
      was to become the mighty Herald and Weekly Times media empire, now part
      of News Corporation.

      “The archives cover a dynamic period of Australia's second largest
      city”, says Alan Farrelly, General manager of Newsource, the digital
      assets division of News Limited. “The 1860 to 1880 period is an amazing
      period of history. These decades started with the ill-fated Burke and
      Wills expedition across Australia, daily updates on the great gold
      rushes, and end with the hanging of Ned Kelly in Melbourne on November
      11, 1880,” he said. “Other events include the last convict ship to
      Australia, the first Melbourne Cup, building of the Overland Telegraph,
      the first cricket test, the first steam trains in Sydney, explorations
      by John McDouall Stuart, John Forrest, W.C. Gosse and Ernest Giles, and
      the establishment of Townsville.”

      A more complete history of The Herald can be found online at:
      http://portphillipherald.archivepublisher.com

      --------------- end of feature ------------------------------

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      In Kinship,
      Judith Rempel, Webster
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      and

      webster@...
      Alberta Family Histories Society
      http://www.afhs.ab.ca

      Canadian Genealogical Projects Register
      http://www.afhs.ab.ca/registry/

      1906 Census Transcription Centre
      http://www.afhs.ab.ca/data/census/1906/

      http://www.afhs.ab.ca
    • Judith Rempel
      Recent Additions 1. Toronto Examiner - 1840-1850 2. Welland Advocate & Review - 1852 3. The Nation - 1874-1876 Coming Soon 1. Perth
      Message 2 of 8 , Apr 17, 2003
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        Recent Additions
        1. Toronto Examiner - 1840-1850
        2. Welland Advocate & Review - 1852
        3. The Nation - 1874-1876


        Coming Soon
        1. Perth Courier - 1985-1987
        2. Brockville Gazette - 1828-1832
        3. Renfrew Mercury - 1980-2001

        To learn more about Paper of Record (and subscribe) consult our Research
        Aids page. Every subscription results in a small royalty that comes back to
        the AFHS.

        In Kinship,
        Judith Rempel, Webster
        rempel@...

        and

        webster@...
        Alberta Family Histories Society
        http://www.afhs.ab.ca

        Canadian Genealogical Projects Register
        http://www.afhs.ab.ca/registry/

        1906 Census Transcription Centre
        http://www.afhs.ab.ca/data/census/1906/

        http://www.afhs.ab.ca
      • Judith Rempel
        New additions: Renfrew Mercury – 1970 – 1979 Toronto Examiner – 1851 – 1855 Yukon Daily Morning Sun – 1901 Coming up: 1. Canadian Correspondent –
        Message 3 of 8 , May 15, 2003
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          New additions:
          Renfrew Mercury – 1970 – 1979
          Toronto Examiner – 1851 – 1855
          Yukon Daily Morning Sun – 1901

          Coming up:
          1. Canadian Correspondent – 1833-1834
          2. Correspondent & Advocate – 1834-1837
          3. L'Acadien – 1913-1926


          To subscribe (and ensure AFHS gets a referral reward), go to the AFHS
          Research Aids page & follow the link.


          In Kinship,
          Judith Rempel, Webster
          rempel@...

          and

          webster@...
          Alberta Family Histories Society
          http://www.afhs.ab.ca

          Canadian Genealogical Projects Register
          http://www.afhs.ab.ca/registry/

          1906 Census Transcription Centre
          http://www.afhs.ab.ca/data/census/1906/


          http://www.afhs.ab.ca
        • Judith Rempel
          The PoR wesite has these new additions: Renfrew Mercury - 1960 - 1969 The Correspondent and Advocate - 1834 - 1837 The Worcester Gazette & Worcester Telegram -
          Message 4 of 8 , Jun 15, 2003
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            The PoR wesite has these new additions:

            Renfrew Mercury - 1960 - 1969
            The Correspondent and Advocate - 1834 - 1837
            The Worcester Gazette & Worcester Telegram - 1953
            L'Acadien - 1913-1926
            Canadian Correspondent - 1833 - 1834
            Renfrew Mercury - 1950 - 1959
            Williamsport Grit- 1882-1892

            Coming soon:

            Bytown Gazette - 1840 - 1842, 1844 - 1845
            Le Journal de Quebec - 1848 - 1849
            Renfrew Mercury - 1940-1949

            To access/subscribe, use the link on our Research Aids homepage:
            http://www.afhs.ab.ca/aids/index.html



            In Kinship,
            Judith Rempel, Webster
            rempel@...

            and

            webster@...
            Alberta Family Histories Society
            http://www.afhs.ab.ca

            Canadian Genealogical Projects Register
            http://www.afhs.ab.ca/registry/

            1906 Census Transcription Centre
            http://www.afhs.ab.ca/data/census/1906/



            http://www.afhs.ab.ca
          • Judith Rempel
            PoR has just uploaded three new newspaper series to their site: 1. Le Journal de Quebec - 1848 - 1849 2. Renfrew Mercury - 1940 - 1949 [Renfrew, Ont] 3. Bytown
            Message 5 of 8 , Jun 27, 2003
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              PoR has just uploaded three new newspaper series to their site:

              1. Le Journal de Quebec - 1848 - 1849
              2. Renfrew Mercury - 1940 - 1949 [Renfrew, Ont]
              3. Bytown Gazette- 1840-1842, 1844, 1845 [Ottawa]


              Forthcoming:
              1. Summerside Progress- 1866 - 1869, 1872 [Summerside, PEI]
              2. Williamsport Grit - 1893 - 1900 {Penna]
              3. Renfrew Mercury - 1930-1939 [Renfrew, Ont]


              To learn more on how to access/subscribe, go to the AFHS RESEARCH AIDS
              homepage.


              In Kinship,
              Judith Rempel, Webster
              rempel@...

              and

              webster@...
              Alberta Family Histories Society
              http://www.afhs.ab.ca

              Canadian Genealogical Projects Register
              http://www.afhs.ab.ca/registry/

              1906 Census Transcription Centre
              http://www.afhs.ab.ca/data/census/1906/

              http://www.afhs.ab.ca
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