Wednesday, 2 June 2010

ACC Omnibus Edition 2 June 2010

In this issue:

A.COM May Update
FindMyPast adds to Chelsea Pensioners' Service Records Online
TNA Podcast: Lost London Pubs
Local Studies: Historical Content - Ottawa and Environs

A.COM May Update
Ancestry.com followed the rest of the market down in May, falling from $20.20 at the start of the trading month to close the month at $16.87. It fell as low as $15.49 on May 25. There was some favourable market comment on May 23 which may have helped the stock rebound. http://seekingalpha.com/article/206507-ancestry-com-the-future-of-history?source=yahoo

FindMyPast adds to Chelsea Pensioners' Service Records Online
findmypast.co.uk now have records for more than 500,000 Chelsea Pensioners' of the British Army between 1873-1900 available to search online . The records include servicemen born in the UK and throughout the world, including India and Jamaica.

TNA Podcast: Lost London Pubs
'Lost London pubs', recorded on February 20, 2010, looks back at the changing nature and purpose of pubs over the past 250 years, illustrated through speaker Jack Adams' own collection of books about pubs published during this period. This talk was recorded live at a conference; we apologise for any resulting distortion in sound quality.
http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/podcasts/lost-london-pubs.htm
The book "The Mysteries of London" mentioned toward the end of the talk can be read free online at www.victorianlondon.org/mysteries/mysteries-00-chapters.htm


Local Studies: Historical Content - Ottawa and Environs
Well hidden but worth finding in the new Ottawa Public Library website is a section compiled out of the Ottawa Room with resources categorized under the headings: Arts & Entertainment; Community; Economy; Festivals; General; Historical Buildings;Immigration/Settlement; Miscellaneous; People; Religion; Sports & Recreation; Transportation.
http://biblioottawalibrary.ca/en/main/interest/learn/local/workshop/historical

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Thank you for having the patience to find the local Ottawa information. Looking at what you have found is helpful and it motivates me to find more myself at the Ottawa Room.

Anne S.