Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Extra news items 14 July 2015

Here are some news items which have come across my desk this morning -

Just a reminder that the exhibit named Ordinary Lives Extraordinary Times at the Guelph Museum will be closing August 9th.

Columbus Centre explores the experiences of Italian Canadians following Italy’s entry into the Second World War. Through video, audio and text, the exhibition puts a human face to this little-known period in Canadian history.

To set the times that the museum is open, go to

They have discovered an error in the written tribute to Tom Longboat, the Aborginal runner from the Six Nations and 1907 Boston Marathon Winner. The misspelled word - Persistence is spelled as Persistance.

The statue of the Onondaga long-distance runner is in Ontario’s Celebration Zone near Harbourfront Centre

To read more the story, go to http://www.thestar.com/news/crime/2015/07/12/a-typo-for-tom-longboat-on-pan-am-games-sculpture.html

A blog posting called the Railway Sleeping Car Porters has been put on by Library and Archives Canada, which is good news for those who have Canadian ancestors.

It gives their stories, plus photos, and the Stanley G. Grizzle fonds at http://collectionscanada.gc.ca/pam_archives/index.php?fuseaction=genitem.displayItem&lang=eng&rec_nbr=3728356, and the Railway Employees (Employees Provident Fund) at http://www.bac-lac.gc.ca/eng/discover/railway-employees-provident-fund/Pages/railway-employees.aspx

Prince Edward Island Railway, 1899, cover and map

And finally, Dick Eastman has put on the Index to French Canadian Revolutionary War Patriots

I must admit, I haven't hears of this before, and I see where there are two people by the same surname as my husband's ancestors  – Audet dit Lapointe. I will have to take a look.

Debbie Duay of Fort Lauderdale, Florida has compiled an index to French Canadian Revolutionary War patriots from Quebec that appear in the Baby, Taschereau, and Williams journal and/or Virginia Easley DeMarce’s Canadian Participants in the American Revolution – An Index.

Her index appears at http://www.learnwebskills.com/patriot/frenchcanadianpatriots.htm.

Until next time, this is what crossed my desk this morning.


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