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Survey: Canadian Province Interests

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Michael J. Leclerc

Michael J. Leclerc
Director of Special Projects

Last week’s survey asked about research interests in Canada. Surprisingly, New Brunswick lagged far behind the two leaders, Nova Scotia (48%) and Quebec (45%). The complete list in order is:

  1. Nova Scotia, 48%
  2. Quebec, 45%
  3. Ontario, 38%
  4. New Brunswick, 31%
  5. Prince Edward Island, 15%
  6. Other Provinces and Territories, 11%
  7. Newfoundland and Labrador, 10% 

In addition to our New England resources, the Society has extensive collections to assist researchers in eastern Canada, especially the provinces of Quebec and Nova Scotia. Check the catalog at for more specific information.

Two weeks ago the Society ran its annual research tour to Salt Lake City. With almost 100 participants this year, it was a tremendous success. FamilySearch provided pedometers to the staff and participants to track their movements. I wore mine only to and from the library to see what kind of numbers I would generate. This week’s survey asks you to estimate how many steps I logged.


This week’s survey asks those with Canadian research interests to tell us what provinces they are interested in. Take the survey now!

Posted by Michael Leclerc at 11/16/2010 01:21:50 PM | 

I have begun to tune into your daily genealogist with pleasure. I'm using this space to ask if you got the three write-ups for the 1790 Western Mass project I sent in last week? Also, let me ask you to pass on to whoever should receive it that I think the Society webpage is the worst designed one I have ever encountered. It is so cluttered, so unfriendly for research use. I despir and often give up when trying to use it. Yesterday, for example, I wanted to check out names in early American newspapers. I never was able to find where that was. Thanks for being a sounding board. I know you have nothing to do with this, but somebody should take a good look at the webpage and redesign it for clarity and simplicity. It would be a good topic for a survey.

Posted by: David Kendall Martin ( Email ) at 11/17/2010 8:34 AM

I'd like to know more about the Western Mass. project, as I have family who settled in Lanesboro early on.
Posted by: Norma Cannata ( Email ) at 11/17/2010 9:06 AM


I sent you a message last week that we had received your sketches. I passed along your feedback to the web team.

Posted by: Michael Leclerc ( Email ) at 11/17/2010 9:20 AM

I urge all to "keep at it" building that fan chart. After nearly 40 years of collecting, I can look at the NEHGS pulications and see two direct ancestors discussed: Fairweather and Wiltsie. I just add notes to my files. Thank you.
Posted by: Charlie Wadhams ( Email ) at 11/17/2010 11:41 AM

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