Recently I mentioned Drake specifically in my blog posting. What I did say is that they were a small place (Statistics Canada's population count in 2001 was 248, up from 247 in 1996) and that a researcher was looking for data regarding some (past or present?) residents.
What I didn't say is that there are a couple of surprisingly useful resource available online for Drake in the form of images from a recent community celebration. I found the site through Sheila Hill's excellent site focussing on genealogy in Drake.
- Drake History Book Committee. (1987). Drake: Past and Present. - local history book of over 450 pages, all online!
- Bouphaphanh, Chai. (2006). Photo gallery of Drake. This site contains 210 photographs of the front yards of homes, with signs showing who has lived in that home! (signs vary, but may contain original resident and year built!)
Now ... don't you just want to find family members who lived in Drake so you can use these resources? For other great online help organized geographically, consult MHSA's Mennonite Geneaology Data Index.