Thursday, 14 October 2010

Ancestry Adds Illustrated London News Selected Issues

There's a mini-bonanza of Anglo-Canadian resources added to Ancestry overnight. The complete list is below. One of the highlights is selected issues of the Illustrated London News

You could surf hours away just browsing. Naturally there are lots of illustration including this one of troops on Metcalfe Street in Ottawa on their way to war in South Africa.

The 1847 volume includes coverage of the Irish Potato Famine, and much more. Did you know that on 1 January 1847 the price of beer in London was raised to one penny per pot; and on the following day the US government imposed a tax on tea and coffee (where were descendants of the Boston Tea Party rebels, or ancestors of today's Tea Party?)

Genealogy Database TitlePosted
Annual Catalogue of the Officers, Faculty and Students of the University of Ottawa 10/14/2010
Annual Directory and Business Register of the Ottawa Unity Protestant Benefit Society 10/14/2010
Annual Register and Business Directory of the Sons of England Benevolent Society for the Dominion of Canada 10/14/2010
A Catalogue of the Officers and Students of the Wesleyan Academy, Mount Allison, Sackville, New-Brunswick 10/14/2010
A.M.D.G. Officers and Students Together with the Prize List of Loyola College Montreal 10/14/2010
Annuaire de l’Ecole Normale Jacques-Cartier 10/14/2010
Annuaire de l’École Normale Laval Pour L’Année Académique 10/14/2010
England, Return of Owners of Land, 1873 10/13/2010
Wales, Return of Owners of Land, 1873 10/13/2010
Lyson's Magna Britannia 10/13/2010
The Beauties of England & Wales 10/13/2010
Soulby's Ulverston Advertiser, 1848-1862 10/13/2010
Penny Magazine, 1832-1844 10/13/2010
Illustrated London News 10/13/2010
The Notts and Derbyshire Notes and Queries, 1893-1898 10/13/2010
Lancashire and Cheshire Historical and Genealogical Notes, 1879-1883 10/13/2010
The Tewkesbury Yearly Register and Magazine, 1830-1850 10/13/2010

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