29 December 2009

First lines by month

Here, a spin-off of a posting coming at year's end, are the opening lines of the first posting in Anglo-Celtic Connections for each month in 2009. I said to myself again last December I should be more strategic with the first posting of the month. It didn't happen ... again. So take this as a lucky dip into the items covered during the year. Only three are specifically British. Maybe its time to change the blog title. Suggestions?

John Dowsley Reid, no relation, was born in Prescott, Ontario, 150 years ago on 1 January 1859.

Most people in Ottawa are getting pretty fed up.

The following, via OGS and Linda Reid, is posted without comment.

I had a good conversation at Gene-O-Rama with Ed Zapletal, editor of Moorshead magazines

Many British people had relatives who served in India during the time of the fabled British Raj.

I managed to attend two sessions (at the OGS conference) on Sunday; Diseases & Yesterday's Remedies by Elizabeth and Colin Briggs covered ...

The July issue of Ancestors magazine has an article by Chris Pomery looking at British genealogy educational resources on the web.

The federal government has announced support for Athabasca University's "Connecting Canadians: Canada's Multicultural Newspapers" project.

Today, 1 September 2009, marks the centennial of a fire at the Ontario Legislature, then called Parliament.

October is Women's History Month in Canada, as proclaimed in 1992.

For the end of month Ancestry have added to their Historical Postcards Collection, c. 1893-1960.

With the completion of the census series from Findmypast.com there are now two options for the (1841 - 1901) digitized census records for England and Wales.

1 comment:

Bryan Douglas Cook said...

Keep up the good work, John. I would not have the discipline to do it! The current title is already your recognized signature,avatar, moniker...don't change it as you are already making excellent Connections with your honestly inherited Anglo-Celtish flair! Even leaving this message has made me update my Google Account! Have a healthy blog filled New Year. Bryan