Kerri James, MGS #520, 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 December 2023 edition contains a variety of information packed into its 30 pages. Of interest to me was the 9 page article in their Member’s Voices section called “From Pehr Svensson to Peter Thulin: An immigrant story about one of my paternal great-uncles” by member Ernest Stjernberg. The Qualicum Beach Family History Society will be celebrating their 20th Anniversary in March of this year.
New Zealand Family Tree. This digital periodical is published three times a year by the New Zealand Family History Society. The December 2023 edition contains an interesting article called “Who’s He”, which tells about how the writer’s father met and trained with Jack Lovelock who won the most exciting 1500 metre race of all time and was New Zealand’s first Olympic Gold medalist for athletics. Also, there was an article called “Joining St. John Ambulance Brigade” which outlines some the writer’s experiences from the time she joined the St John Ambulance Brigade in 1957 at the age of 12 years old, until she resigned in 1965.
The Northumberland & Durham Family History Society Journal. This digital periodical is published four times a year by the Northumberland & Durham Family History Society. The Winter 2023 edition contains 48 pages full of articles and various information, including “The Beilby Family of Newcastle-Upon-Tyne in the 18th Century”, who were painters of glass in enamels during the second half of the 18th century; “The Pearts of North Shields”, who were postmasters; “The Lutman Family and Newcastle Model Shop History”; and much more.