Thursday, 26 August 2010

Odds and Ends

Ancestry have added a database of Sand’s directories for Sydney and New South Wales, Australia. Available directories are for the years 1861, 1865, 1870, 1875, 1880, 1885, 1890, 1900, 1910, 1920, and 1930. There are usually several sections in each directory including an index of alphabetical names, street addresses, and commercial addresses.The index is free.

Here is the complete list of databases added or updated on Ancestry so far this week:
Sydney and New South Wales, Sands Street Index, 1861-1930 - Free Index
Siracusa, Sicily, Italy, Civil Registration Records, 1900-1929 (in Italian)
New York County Supreme Court Naturalization Petition Index, 1907-24 - Updated
Istoria del Granducato di Toscana, Vol. 1 (in Italian)
Istoria del Granducato di Toscana, Vol. 2 (in Italian)
Istoria del Granducato di Toscana, Vol. 3 (in Italian)
Istoria del Granducato di Toscana, Vol. 4 (in Italian)
Istoria del Granducato di Toscana, Vol. 5 (in Italian)
Annuario Ecclesiastico per la Diocesi di Genova, 1900 (in Italian)
Guida Storico-Statistica Monumentale dell'Italia e delle Isole di Sicilia, Malta, Sardegna e Corsica (in Italian)
Dizionario Geografico, Storico, Biografico Italiano, Vol. 1 (in Italian)
U.S. School Yearbooks Index
U.S. School Yearbooks - Updated

For those in the Ottawa area, a reminder that a DNA Interest Group meeting will be held at Library and Archives Canada on Saturday, August 28th at 09:30 A.M.

Off topic, but of interest as it impacts on our daily life, this editorial from the Ottawa Citizen on the deteriorating state of Canada's Meteorological Service. Underfunded by international standards the Auditor General now declares that the impacts of decades of neglect are showing.

And finally, this looks like a record-breaking month for visitors to this blog. In the wee morning hours on 26 August the total number of page views for the month passed the previous record, set last month.

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