Author Archives: John Smiley

AFHS library open one evening a month

Beginning this past week, the AFHS library will be opening one evening per month. This will likely remain the second Tuesday of every month for the time-being. This past Tuesday was my first shift as a library volunteer, and since … Continue reading

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How to find British colonial era military records in Library and Archives Canada

Thanks to help from one of my fellow volunteers at the AFHS library, I learned just how much is available from Library and Archives Canada (LAC). However, it was readily apparent that actually finding relevant information wasn’t the most intuitive … Continue reading

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The storytelling genealogical benefactor

I am impressed by the authors of family history books. They just seem to know so darn much, don’t they? And while their audience may be limited, they write nonetheless. One such researcher and author has been a tremendous boon … Continue reading

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British Columbia Genealogical Society online chat tonight

A blog comment on my post about online resources left by Diane Rogers at the BCGS pointed out that she hosts a monthly online chat. Log in and ask a question about Canadian genealogy, the BCGS journal or website, one of BCGS’ … Continue reading

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The Generations Project

While doing research on a topic that I’m crafting a blog post about, I stumbled across a “television show” that is produced by byutv, a programming production company affiliated with Brigham Young University. I put “television show” in quotes, in … Continue reading

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