Sunday, 21 April 2019

Sunday Sundries

25Years of Anglo-Celtic Roots
Happy Easter. Happy Passover.

Miscellaneous items I found of interest during the week.

IGRS adds 13,300 New Records to its Early Irish BMD Indexes
The Irish Genealogical Research Society Early Irish Birth, Marriage & Death Indexes are augmented by 8,325 births and 5,000 marriages drawn from lesser known or underused sources. The total number of names noted among the births is now 70,000 and for marriages 213,000.

Discover Your Roots: Genealogy and Local History Fair
The Ottawa Public Library’s second annual Discover Your Roots: Genealogy and Local History Fair, is taking place Saturday, 27 April, 10 am to 3 pm, at Ben Franklin Place, 101 Centerpointe Drive. Discover Your Roots is presented in partnership with the British Isles Family History Society of Greater Ottawa (BIFHSGO).

Blitzed: forthcoming Liverpool Lives exhibition

Upload an image and see what Google thinks

Mathematicians Discover the Perfect Way to Multiply

John Oliver on Scientific Studies

Tim Minchin's "Three Minute Song" - Ruth Jones' Easter Treat

Ontario Government Cuts Library Funding
In the 2019 Ontario Budget the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport (Michael Tibollo is Minister) received a budget cut that is being implemented heavily on the Southern Ontario Library Service (SOLS) budget — just over a 50% budget cut in the current 2019-20, fiscal year. There will be a similar cut to the Ontario Library Service-North.
While the full impact is unclear SOLS interlibrary loan delivery service will permanently cease effective 26 April 2019.

1 comment:

judylynne said...

It is unbelievable ignorance and wily arrogance on the part of this Ontario government to cut library services at a time when resources sharing and access to information has never been more important.
Libraries outside large cities do NOT have the budget to purchase all of the books and videos that patrons are interested in using. Interlibrary loan has been the life-blood of smaller community libraries. To cut these services shows a clear determination to carry out the library carnage that Doug Ford and his brother Rob tried to commit in Toronto several years ago. Our community will be reeling when they learn they can no longer borrow a book that is too expensive or too narrow in focus to be purchased locally.
Robbing people of access to information plays directly into the hands of a government which depends upon an ill-informed electorate for its support. This is ghastly!