- Canadian genealogists are calling for the opening of that country’s 1921 census, which became eligible for release June 1 after the required 92-year waiting period. It’s unclear why the records haven’t been released—you can read more in this article from the Kingston Whig-Standard.
An online petition to release the 1921 Canadian census is circulating. You can read more about it and link to it on the Olive Tree Genealogy blog.
- Filming is underway for Genealogy Roadshow, premiering Sept. 23 on PBS. The Tennessean gives you a look behind the scenes at filming in Nashville. (Hey—that’s Kenyatta Berry, who wrote our guide to researching African-American ancestors during the era of slavery.)
- In other genealogy filming news, Family Tree Magazine’s Photo Detective, Maureen A. Taylor, has been shooting Revolutionary Voices: A Last Muster Film with Verissima Productions. You can see photos from the shoot on the Revolutionary Voices blog.
- As we all wait for the royal baby, who’s due this week (I feel sorry for the little one’s parents, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, getting all that pressure to HAVE THE BABY ALREADY), this news from findmypast.com might tide us over: The genealogy company has named several celebrity babies who’ll be cousin to His or Her Royal Highness. Find out who they are and read about the research methodology behind the discoveries at HeraldOnline.com.