Sunday, 26 May 2019

Sunday Sundries

Miscellaneous items I found of interest during the week.

Essex and Suffolk Surnames
Transcriptions of parish registers and other historical documents, stories about families and interesting people, and hints and tips for research.

Toronto's British Colonist Newspaper
Digitized volumes from 15 February 1838 to 29 December 1846 are now online from the Toronto Public Library. These are page images, not digitally searchable. Seach British Colonist and year from www.torontopubliclibrary.ca/. via a tweet by Jane MacNamara.

Rural Diary Archive Update
It has been a couple of years since I looked at this site which was mentioned in 2016 and 2017.  The University of Guelph archive showcases over 150 Ontario diarists from 1800 to 1960. What's new is the increased number of transcribed diaries, from 16 in 2016 to over 50 today.

History Slam Podcast Episode 131: Newfoundland’s Rocky Road Towards Confederation

Making the Most of Your Autosomal DNA Test


1 comment:

Gail Benjafield said...

Thanks for posting the Rural Diary Updates, John.

I have watched this important Ontario data base grow, and encourage everyone who had an ancestor with farming background to contribute.

Gail Benjafield