Canada - Museum of Immigration at Pier 21 Reopens
Published on Saturday, 27 June 2015 13:54
The Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21 in Halifax reopened this week unveiling its Canadian Immigration Hall, showcasing the contributions to Canada. The Museum originally opened in 1999. The "new" Museum doubled in size for more exhibits telling the story of Canadian immigration from hundreds of years ago to today. Pier 21 was the gateway for Canada's one million immigrants from 1928-1971. It was also the departure point for about 368,000 Canadian military personnel during World War ll.
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Australia - Ryerson Index Online Database
Published on Thursday, 02 July 2015 13:40
The Ryerson Index Online Database contains over 5 million death notices from 281 different Australian newspapers. The date ranges from 1803 with the Sydney Gazette to the present. In addition to funeral notices, the Index includes some probate notices and obituaries. As the Index was originally created by the Sydney Dead Persons Society the notices are predominately from the New South Wales newspapers—but it is growing its representation from the other states as well. Access to the Index is free.
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