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:
Voices of the Past. This digital periodical is published four times a year by the Qualicum Beach [British Columbia] Family History Society. The September 2023 edition contains a variety of information packed into its 33 pages. Of interest to me were the 17 pages of their “Member’s Voices” section which contains four member’s stories of their family, their research and some obstacles. There is a snippet of information regarding the General Register Office in England who are now offering a digital copy of the birth or death register entry for only £2.50 each.
NDFHS e-Newsletter. This digital periodical is published four times a year by the Northumberland & Durham Family History Society. The October 2023 edition contains a number of interesting articles, including “How Weather Conditions Affect Society & cause social problems”; “Weather Extremes in England’s Little Ice Age”, this article also contains a link to the Weather Extremes Historic Weather database for more information. Also articles “Buried in Woollen” and “England Parish Registers”.
The Okanagan Researcher. This digital periodical is published four times a year by the Kelowna and District Genealogical Society. The October 2023 edition contains several articles including “The Serendipity of Genealogy” by Bob Hayes; “The White Bell Tent – Roots of Family Camping” by Mary Nettleton Read; “The Magic of Photographic Retouching” by Carol Winston; and “The Life of Teaching” by Cheryl Purdey. There is also a section on Family Treasures featuring Meissen Porcelain Enamel Plates and Vintage Bone Handled Fruit Cutlery Set.