Lebanon – Links

 Lebanon Genealogy and Family History

“Researching Your Lebanese or Syrian Ancestry” by Sandra Hasser Bennett, Genealogy Today: http://www.genealogytoday.com/family/syrian/

 “How to Trace Genealogy in the Middle East or Eastern Europe” by Anne Hart, (originally at www.allvoices.com), Assyrian International News Agency, 2010: http://www.aina.org/ata/20101028214412.htm [See her book also – Tracing Your Baltic, Scandinavian, Eastern European, and Middle Eastern Ancestry Online.]

“Middle Ground: tracing Arabic ancestors in Syria, Lebanon and throughout the Middle East” article by Brad Crawford, Family Tree Magazine (USA), February 2007.

Lebanese-Genealogy, Facebook, https://www.facebook.com/pages/Lebanese-Genealogy/363583063737966

Lebanon Genealogy Forum, Genealogy.com: http://genforum.genealogy.com/lebanon/all.html

Nami Jafet Memorial Library, American University of Beirut, Lebanon: http://www.aub.edu.lb/ulibraries/Pages/index.aspx

“Approaching Lebanese History: Archives and Sources for Modern Lebanese History” with Graham Pitts and Chris Gratien, Ottoman History Podcast, No. 99, March, 30 2013: http://www.ottomanhistorypodcast.com/2012/03/lebanon-archive-sources-modern-mandate.html

National Archives, Lebanon: http://www.can.gov.lb/

Lebanese Emigration Research Center, Notre Dame University, Kesrwan, Lebanon: http://www.ndu.edu.lb/lerc/aboutus.htm

Ministry of Tourism, Lebanon: http://mot.gov.lb/AboutLebanon

Search Your Middle Eastern and European Genealogy: In the Former Ottoman Empire’s Records and Online by Anne Hart, (ASJA Press, 2004).

FamilySearch.org, very few books/records, but some family histories: https://familysearch.org/wiki/en/Lebanon_Genealogy

DNA project – for Lebanon, Syria, Palestine, and Jordon, Family Tree DNA: http://www.familytreedna.com/public/Lebanon-Syria-DNA/

“Jews of Lebanon, History and Records” by Alain Farhi, IAJGS Conference 2012: http://www.farhi.org/Documents/The%20Jews%20of%20Lebanon.htm

Historical and Modern Maps

Lebanese Gazetteer, Falling Rain Genomics Ltd.: http://www.fallingrain.com/world/LE/

David Rumsey Historical Map Collection, Cartography Associates: http://www.davidrumsey.com/luna/servlet/view/search/where/Lebanon?q=lebanon&sort=Pub_List_No_InitialSort,Pub_Date,Pub_List_No,Series_No

The Perry-Castañeda Map Collection, University of Texas Libraries: http://www.lib.utexas.edu/maps/lebanon.html

BCGS free Open House, July 12 and Library Week – July 13-18, 2015.

BCGS_Library-Family_HistoriesThe annual BCGS free Walter Draycott Library Week begins Sunday, July 12th with the Open House from 2-4 pm. Refreshments, including cake, door prizes. All interested are welcome.

From Monday, July 13th to Saturday, July 18th, the BCS Walter Draycott Library is open free to all interested from 10 am to 3 pm each day. Talks and activities are scheduled for each day – check the BCGS Annual Library Week page for more details.


Abraham Lincoln’s Legacy in British Columbia

The Government of British Columbia has invited citizens to collaborate on the preparation of a letter to mark the 150th Anniversary of Abraham Lincoln’s death.  “The letter will be paired with a previous letter of condolences sent by the Governor and Legislature of the Colony of Vancouver Island to the United States in 1865 following President Lincoln’s assassination.”

“Comments and stories from British Columbians, especially those whose heritage is connected to Lincoln and the legacy he created” are welcome. The submission deadline date is February 28, 2015. See more details and comment on the new website: Abraham Lincoln – His Legacy in British Columbia