Genealogy at its finest
Lloydminster woman keeps tabs on generations past
Wednesday March 29, 2006
Lloydminster Meridian Booster — Some knit, some garden, and some scrapbook. Lloydminster’s Janet Newman, on the other hand, has kept a hobby compiling names and events by the thousands, dating back to the city’s very beginning.
It has taken her more than a decade of thumbing through rooms full of musty newspapers and scanning miles upon miles of old editions of the Lloydminster Times on microfiche. Now at long last, Newman has completed her priceless work; the only available account of Lloydminster’s lives lived between 1905-1945.
“I’m just excited to have it all done,” said Newman, relieved she could finally relinquish her long-time hobby of research and meticulous tabulation.
“It’s a hobby you really become involved in.”
As a member of the Saskatchewan Genealogy Association’s Border Branch, Newman has certainly done her bid for king and country. The account, entitled Lloydminster Times Vital Statistics 1905-1945, will help to complete the network of similar records across Saskatchewan and the entire country. It is with this in mind the genealogy association encourages its members to do the same. Newman explained a similar project was being done right now in Biggar, Sask.