Sunday, 27 June 2010

More Chelsea Pensioner Records Online

In this omnibus issue:

More Chelsea Pensioner Records Online
Ice Cream for ALL, please
More on Western Canadian Directories
Welsh Immigrant Makes Good
Summer Birth Lucky!

More Chelsea Pensioner Records Online
This week findmypast.co.uk added 96,464 Chelsea Pensioners records for the period 1855-1872 to the almost 507,000 Chelsea Pensioners records in total on the site.

Ice Cream for ALL, please
Have you seen the ad running on TV where new client kid is offered an ice cream, but it's refused to existing client kid? Apparently that's the tactic being employed by Ancestry in the UK in offering 25% discounts for Ancestry subscriptions to National Trust members, but only for new subscriptions.

This is one of many items, including a link to this blog (thank you Peter), in the latest Lost Cousins newsletter available at http://lostcousins.com/newsletters/latejun10news.htm

More on Western Canadian Directories
For those wondering about Saskatchewan and Manitoba directories, not mentioned in my last blog posting, take a look at the listings linked from www.daveobee.com/.

Welsh Immigrant Makes Good

Australia has a new Prime Minister. Julia Gillard is that country's first female prime minister. Her parents, John and Moira Gillard, left Barry in the Vale of Glamorgan as "Ten Pound Poms" with their two daughters in 1966 when she was age five.

Summer Birth Lucky!
From the My Heritage blog comes a posting http://blog.myheritage.com/2010/06/can-date-of-birth-affect-personality/. The abstract of the original article reports the finding that "In both genders and in all age groups, birth during the summer half-year was associated with significantly higher belief in being lucky, as compared to birth during the winter half-year, with a maximum around birth in May and a minimum around birth in November."

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Although I have often felt lucky, it is good to hear "scientific " evidence that agrees. We "summer birthdays" are often given less than our due attention what with long weekends, people on holiday at cottages, etc.

Anne S.