Friday, December 6, 2019

Retrieval of Irish archive lost in 1922 fire ‘astounding’, historian says




An attempt to recreate Ireland’s archives destroyed in a fire in June 1922 has been successful to a “greater extent than ever previously imagined,” the historian behind the project has said...more

Friday, November 22, 2019

Cajun 'Frenchies' helped win the war; historian now writing a book about their stories




As youngsters, they were forbidden from speaking French at school. As adults, those south Louisiana children went on to help win World War II. And Jason Theriot wants to tell their stories...more

Monday, October 7, 2019

The Montreal Canadiens Just Signed Flambo The Dog To A Lifetime Contract

Flambo

                                                       A warm fuzzie for Monday...more





Wednesday, September 25, 2019

“A New Leaf”, A new Television Series by Ancestry® to debut on NBC this Fall

Hosted by Daisy Fuentes, “A New Leaf” Highlights the Value of Understanding One’s Family History

Set your DVRs and mark your calendars — we have a new television show debuting on NBC!

We heard your feedback: You love “Who Do You Think You Are?” – but also want to see everyday people embark on journeys of personal discovery too. So, we bring you – “A New Leaf”!

Each week “A New Leaf” will follow people on the cusp of key life inflection points, who using family history, genealogy, and sometimes AncestryDNA® analysis will go on a journey of self-discovery and learn from the past while looking to the future. In partnership with Ancestry, Fuentes will join families as they learn the importance of appreciating and understanding their family history and ancestors in order to make important life decisions.

 A New Leaf 

Monday, September 16, 2019

Mile End - Saint Jean Baptiste Market

Perfect example of a local business, the old Saint-Jean-Baptiste market at the corner
of Rachel Street and St. Laurent Street offers villagers fruits and vegetables, meat and fish. 

Built in 1870, the original market precedes the installation of small street corner grocers because urbanization makes residences not too far away. The building
illustrated in the photograph is a more modern version dating from 1906. 

The floor houses the town hall and a theater that hosts public assemblies or political, theater, as well as sporting wrestling or boxing events. 

After a fire in 1928, the market was rebuilt in 1933. The ground floor houses the butcher's stalls and there are fishmongers in the basement. In time, competition from new supermarkets as well as changing habits of consumption, the market is finally demolished in 1966. Today there is the park of the Americas.