Canada's Anglo-Celtic Connections
Saturday, 30 July 2016
Non-OPR Scottish records via Ancestry
The following three index databases are now on Ancestry. As part of the WebSearch program, they are open to all. Web: Scotland, Non-OPR Bi...
New CWGC gravemarker at Beechwood Cemetery
A remote corner of Beechwood Cemetery, Section A, is the location of a new Commonwealth War Graves...
Friday, 29 July 2016
Findmypast gets further into crime
A list of the 22 TNA record series included in Findmypast's England & Wales, Crime, Prisons & Punishment, 1770-1935 risks provo...
Genetics and behaviour
Thomas A. Edison is quoted "Success is 10 percent inspiration and 90 percent perspiration." If inspiration equates to being sma...
Thursday, 28 July 2016
AncestryDNA looks at admixture in the UK
The Daily Mail covers a study on the AncestryDNA database. www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-3711040/How-British-Genetic-study-rev...
Patients admitted to Camberwell House Asylum in London, 1847-1853
The Wellcome Library has digitized volumes relating to various UK psychiatric institutions. The material dates from the 18th to the 20th ce...
Reminder: The Summit
You won't need climbing boots to reach this summit. Brampton, Ontario, isn't known for its mountains. I reminder that in less th...
Wednesday, 27 July 2016
FamilySearch adds England and Wales 1851 census transcripts
Another benefit of a FamilySearch agreement with Findmypast is that comprehensive transcripts of the 1851 census for England and Wales are n...
Tuesday, 26 July 2016
Time for Mélanie Joly to show leadership
A government committed to a bold vision of making Canada’s heritage digitally accessible to all is a call issued by Michael Geist in an arti...
That FreeBMD Rumour
Dick Eastman's blog carried an item suggesting FreeBMD would be becoming a pay site. Dick's source was not someone whose name I reco...
Left out of history
When Ian Wilson. former Librarian and Archivist of Canada, and Bill Waiser, Professor Emeritus at the University of Saskatchewan, both long-...
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