Monthly Archives: July 2013

Things I learned today

Today while I was dictating data from old newspapers into my mega database, I found out when the penalty shot was scored. According to December 1921 newspapers, the rule was brought in to provides a free shot for an attacking … Continue reading

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Strange coincidence

While I was dictating material into my day-by-day database, I discovered that a distant cousin of my husband’s had dropped the puck in a ceremonial face-off to start the 1919 season in Vancouver. What are the odds of that? I … Continue reading

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Contact made with descendants

One of my emails sent out last week has yielded results. After a Google search on “Eddie Oatman” I found a family tree that had him in it. I sent an email off to the contact person and he responded. … Continue reading

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Sometimes you have to take advantage of the situation

Yesterday, I was part of Five Hole for Food in Victoria. I was part of the VIP game and ended up with a really cool team. One of my team-mates was Mike Walker from CHEK-TV so I asked him how … Continue reading

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Enough microfilm for a while

I have finally finished going through old newspapers for a while. I finished up to the end of the Victoria Maple Leaf era. Luckily for me, most of the articles on the Salmon Kings are online. I cannot even estimate … Continue reading

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Looking for players to interview

I am at the stage where I need to talk with more former players to get their view on playing hockey in Victoria. Also, I need to talk with descendants of those early players who pioneered the sport here. I … Continue reading

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A new source of information

Found a goldmine of newspaper clippings at the BC Archives today. Now they have been digitized and you can save them on a USB stick. Sure save time – and money for copying. I thought I had read everything on … Continue reading

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