Sunday, 17 February 2019

Sunday Sundries

Miscellaneous items I found of interest during the week.

London Poor Law, Selected Removal and Settlement Records, 1698-1930 
Following a post earlier in the week Gloria Tubman emailed to inform that the update is that some of the records are now indexed. Before one had to read each record via browse. There's also been a reorganization.

OGS News
The Ontario Genealogical Society has a new Executive Director. The appointment of Megan Houston, previously Education and Outreach Manager at the Sharon Temple National Historic Site and Museum in Sharon (East Gwillimbury)m, was announced by OGS President Steve Fulton. A graduate of York University with a major in History and a B.Ed., Megan is working towards receiving her Masters in History.

OGS now hosts the Manitoulin Roots database, with over seventy thousand people, created in 2007 by Marilyn Irish and Roberta Clark. Manitoulin Roots was originally hosted on Rootsweb.

Those two items come from the latest OGS eWeekly Update. It's free to all. Subscribe at

How to Clean Your Filthy, Disgusting Laptop

What Is Web Scraping? How to Collect Data From Websites
An overview of a broad topic.

Why governments are so bad at implementing public projects
"On time and on budget"?

Why do three buses always come along at once?

Buy (or Rent) Coal! The Coasean Climate Change Policy
... buy the right to delay mining the coal for say 10 years. Given the rate of improvement in solar (and other technologies), many coal plants will be uneconomic in 10 years.

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