News from the Internet
The 1921 Census of Canada is online at Ancestry.ca. At present, there is free access to the indexes and to the images of the census returns, with no indication of how long that will last. I have found some relatives, though one had his first name wrongly transcribed. I had trouble finding another family until I searched just on first names and found that Jackson had been transcribed as Jachea, but the enumerator’s handwriting is so bad it is difficult to blame the transcriber.
Michael Dun has sent us an email to say that there is a photo of Dundee Courier staff in 1911 - some 300 of them – on his website at www.Dun.org.uk/1911. The website is mainly devoted to the genealogy and family history of the Dunn and Dun Families in Scotland, but there are links from the home page to more about D.C.Thomson people and others in Dundee and Fife.
As well as the Thomsons, Dundee's other publishing dynasty is the Leng family. You can read all about this remarkable family in The Lengs, a book available from our shop at the very reasonable price of £5.00 (plus postage and packing).
As previously noted in this News column, the 25th Anniversary Conference of the Scottish Association of Family History Societies will take place on Saturday 26th April, 2014 in the Carnegie Conference & Business Centre, Halbeath Road, Dunfermilne, KY11 8DY, Scotland. The location details are missing from the notice printed in the October Historian. The latest version of the notice can be found here - scroll down the page to find the notice. The programme for the event has been finalised and can be downloaded here .
Lanarkshire F.H.S. is hosting another Family and Local History Show on Saturday 23rd August 2014 in Motherwell Concert Hall.
There will be four lectures, accessed by ticket, which can be purchased beforehand or on the day. Numbers will be limited to 75 people.
The History Fair in the Concert Hall will have a large selection of family history, heritage and commercial stalls. It will be open to the general public from 10:00am to 4:30pm.
This will be a family fun day as well as an excellent experience for the dedicated family historian and local/social history enthusiast; some child friendly activities will be included for the youngsters attending.