What follows is a letter to the “Manitoba Morning Free Press” from an employer praising the Galician settlers. This is an open letter to Clifford Sifton, Minister of the Interior
Tuesday, August 3, l897
THE GALICIAN SETTLERS
A good deal has been said throwing doubt upon the value of the Galician immigrants who have come into Manitoba this season. Undesirable individuals are inevitable in any large body of immigrants but from the testimony given below there is every reason to anticipate that these will prove an industrious and Continue reading
An internal document from Library and Archives Canada suggests the department is considering a paywall to help pay for digitizing its content, but that plan has been delayed until at least the fall. Part of a plan posted on an archivist’s Tumblr blog involves a 10-year agreement with non-profit group Canadiana.org.
“The agreement … provides for 10 years of exclusive rights for Canadiana to monetize the collections in exchange for making them accessible online,” the document said.
Details may be found in an article on the CBC News web site at http://goo.gl/5JFfq
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|Library and Archives Canada’s Secret Book Deal Generates Angry Responses
Controversy continues to swirl around Library and Archives Canada. The latest scandal is a secret deal negotiated with Canadiana.ca
, a private high-tech consortium, to give away millions of publicly-owned books and documents to Continue reading
By Jim Onyschuk
At a recent meeting the Toronto Ukrainian Genealogy Group, the speaker, Dr. Romana Bahry, who spoke on “Sources for the Genealogy of Dr. Kindraczuk, Galician Scientist and Pharmacist” pointed out that the 1918 Spanish Flu, which ravaged Russia and Galicia was significantly different from other influenzas. The unusual feature of this pandemic was that it mostly killed young healthy adults. The data showed that 99% of pandemic influenza deaths occurring in people under 65, and more than half in young adults 20 to 40 years old.This is noteworthy, since influenza is normally most Continue reading
TUGG participant, Jason Crowtz, forwarded this announcement which should interest those contemplating doing a DNA roots search. “The author of The Juggler’s Children, a book about a Toronto writer’s search for her roots using genealogy and DNA, is speaking at the Revue Cinema this Wednesday June 12 at 7 p.m. The Revue Cinema is located at 400 Roncesvalles Ave. in Toronto.
Seeing as the talk will go into detail about using DNA research in genealogical inquires, it could be of interest to the TUGG membership. Details below…
By Zoriana Sokolsky
The arrival in Toronto of twenty-three-year-old Panteleymon (Peter) Ostapowich with his two friends, Wasyi Neterpka and Joseph Strachalsky, on April 15, 1903, marked the beginning of the Ukrainian settlement here. Born in East Galicia (West Ukraine), they first immigrated to the eastern United States and then from the coal mines of Pennsylvania came on to Toronto in search of work, as many other Ukrainians were later to do. Walking along the commercial streets of Spadina and Queen and wondering what to do next, they were overheard by a Galician Jew who was distributing bread from his horse-drawn carriage. The good man brought them to his bakery on York Street and after feeding them and giving each a loaf of bread took them to his friend’s house at 49 Continue reading
The release of the 1921 Canada census has been delayed. Taken on 1 June 1921, the census technically should have been released on 1 June 2013 to all Canadians (92 years later according to Canadian law). Instead, Library and Archives Canada (LAC) has announced the census will be released “in the next few weeks”. No other details have been provided by LAC.
The 1921 Canada census consists of 197,500 images of approximately 8.8 million people (8,788,483 individuals to be exact).
On Tuesday June 11- Dr. Romana Bahry will speak at our final meeting before the summer break. She will speak on “Sources for the Genealogy of Dr. Kindraczuk, Galician Scientist and Pharmacist.” Dr. Bahry will cover the locations of Horodenka, Lviv, Vienna and Lancut, where her research took her.
Time: From 7:30 to 9:30 p.m.
Where: St. Vladimir Institute
620 Spadina Ave.
Toronto Contact: (905) 841-6707
Meetings are usually held every second Tuesday of the month (excepting July and August) from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. at St Vladimir Institute, 620 Spadina Avenue, Toronto, Ontario. However there may variations on this day due to the availability of a speaker or facility. There is parking at the rear of the building accessible via a laneway running south off Harbord Street. There is also metered parking on Spadina Avenue
Manitoba Morning Free Press Friday, July 23, 1897
The letter of Dr. Joseph Oleskiw, published in another column places the situation of the immigrants from Galicia to this country in a serious light. Surely Dr. Oleskow is not in a position to be mistaken when he describes those who have come, as a class, as in a state of utmost poverty, dirty and destitute. Some, it is well known, are not without means. Winnipeg merchants may have sold greater or smaller quantities of goods; but they have not said much about it, the volume of trade has not been perceptibly affected. To dealers in one of two small Continue reading
Canadian laws dictate that the country’s census records must be kept private for 92 years. After that time, the records are transferred to Library and Archives Canada and will be opened for public use. That means that the census taken on June 1st, 1921, should be made transferred on June 1st, 2013. However,the census records will NOT be available to the public on that day.
The law stipulates that the records are to be transferred to Library and Archives Canada on that date and the records are to be made available. However, government personnel will require some time to receive the records, catalog, Continue reading
In the 17th Century, Ukraine was a constantly disputed borderland between Catholic Poland and Muslim Turkey (both more powerful in those days), and Orthodox Russia (just starting to emerge as a great power). Indeed the very name “Ukraine” means “border.”
The Cossacks were Ukrainian cavalrymen originally chartered by Poland to establish autonomous military communities on the Turkish border. The most famous Cossack settlement was the Zaporogian “Syech’” near present-day Continue reading