New Exchange Journals at MGS

New Journals
Kerri James, MGS #5962, Library Volunteer
Member of the Southeast and Winnipeg Branch

We have a number of periodicals available for use in our library. Some periodicals are digital and others are printed. The digital copies are available for viewing on the Resource Centre’s computers and the current print copies are available for use within the Resource Centre. The printed copy back issues are available for members to either review in the Resource Center or to check out for up to 3 weeks.

Here are a few of the most recent issues:

The MGS Journal Exchange Program has more than 60 participating societies from around the world. You can view the list by clicking on this image.

PEI Genealogical Society Newsletter. This digital periodical is published four times a year by the Prince Edward Island Genealogical Society. The September 2023 edition contains an lengthy article “The Next Fertile Valley: Renfrewshire to P.E.I. In 1820 On-board the Alexander”, by Dianne Brydon. This article outlines Diane’s ancestors immigration using information obtained from family letters, newspaper articles and ship’s manifests. Another article “Finding their Roots” by Kristin Gardiner follows the movement of her French Acadian ancestors and “1841 Barque ‘Ocean’ from Skye to PEI, A Partial Passenger List Reconstruction by Douglas B. MacDonald GRS(C).

NDFHS Journal. This digital periodical is published four times a year by the Northumberland & Durham Family History Society. The Autumn 2023 edition contains a number of interesting articles, including “The Jilted Lover, The Dentist, The Housekeeper and Her Sister” by Susan Lynn, the story of one of her ancestors who lead a double life. Also a lengthy article “Holy Trinity Church, Usworth and Those Who Commemorated There” by Glynis Hargreaves and Bill Richardson, contains information on a number of Glynis and Bill’s ancestors.

BGBGOS Newsletter. This digital periodical is published four times a year by the Bruce & Grey Branch, Ontario Genealogical Society. The August 2023 edition contains an article “Owen Sound’s First Fire Engine Celebrates 100th Birthday” which briefly highlights it’s life from 1923 until today. Another article, “Jessie Macpherson: From Eskdale to Jail” by Krista Keller, follows Jessie Macpherson from her birth and schooling in Kincardine Township, Bruce County, Ontario, then social work in Chicago, to the Family Service Association in Moose Jaw, finally to Superintendent at the Portage La Prairie Women’s Gaol.

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