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Podcast Episode 24 – Red River Downfall

Posted on January 25, 2022

Today’s episode is about the Selkirk Settlers -A group of Scottish Highlanders who arrived at the fork of the Red and Assiniboine Rivers in Manitoba, led by Lord Selkirk and […]

Podcast Episode 22 – 1861/1871 Agricultural Census

Posted on December 29, 2021

I thought it would be interesting to follow the Leslie Patterson family and the Andrew Backus family through the census records to watch a developing farm from the earliest records through to the 1871 census.      Information […]

Podcast Episode 19- George Henry Backus

Posted on December 8, 2021

The information in this podcast is compiled from old documents, letters, and telegrams kept and labelled by Ruth Gilbert, foster sister of George Henry Backus.   George Henry Backus, also known as […]

Transcription Tuesday XX: True friendship

Posted on October 12, 2021

Ariana Malthaner One of the most challenging aspects of transcription is a hand that is mostly readable, but with a few key words indistinguishable. There is hardly anything more frustrating […]

Transcription Tuesday XVIII: Lines on Mrs Fawkes

Posted on September 28, 2021

Ariana Malthaner This week’s transcription is from the autograph book of Jennie Dyke who, at this point, had become Jennie Fawkes. This is one of the most faded of the […]

Transcription Tuesday XVI: To thee gentle creature

Posted on September 14, 2021

Ariana Malthaner This week’s original poem comes from the autograph book of Eliza McDonald and appears to be rather romantic in nature. The initials of the author, much like significant […]