10 November 2019

Sunday Sundries

Miscellaneous items I found of interest during the week.

Remembrance Day
In Canada, according to Veterans Affairs Canada, 11 November is "in remembrance for the men and women who have served, and continue to serve our country during times of war, conflict and peace." That's in contrast to the original role as a day "to remember the members of the armed forces who died in the line of duty." This troubles me. We honour veterans, but I regret the loss of dedication of the one day, 11 November, to those who died in service.

Half off OGS Membership
Six people have taken advantage of my offer to match existing OGS members with those wanting to newly join. I still have a few members who would like to partner with new members. See this previous blog post.

FREE Access to All Databases on AmericanAncestors.org from Tuesday, November 12 through Tuesday, November 19
Information from Dick Eastman's blog.

The Wikipedia Of Graves: Israeli App CemoMemo Brings Cemeteries Into The Digital World
A collaborative documentation platform for gravestones, beyond BillionGraves and Find A Grave.

"Justice as Witness: New Perspective on Jewish Polish Relations during the German Occupation"
The Ottawa Historical Association's next presentation of its 2019-20 Speaker Series is by Marie-Dominique Asselin at the Ottawa Art Gallery (50 Mackenzie King Bridge) on Tuesday, 12 November. The presentation will begin at 7:15 p.m. Marie-Dominique Asselin is completing her PhD in history at the University of Ottawa and is a postdoctoral fellow at the Polish Center for Holocaust Research.

Five ways commuting on the London Underground has and hasn’t changed in the last century
Will Ottawa's LRT be keeping these types of statistics over the years? Notice they don't include information about breakdowns and delays.

How Pete Buttigieg is reviving the pragmatic, progressive ideals of the Social Gospel movement

Stairway To Heaven' Flashmob

Smells like Digital Preservation (parody)


Markley said...

I would sponsor a new member. How do I contact them?

Bryan Douglas Cook said...

I agree with you John, Remembrance Day should be to remember the fallen and those who sacrificed for our freedom in so many ways. It should not be a tribute to the current armed forces. Bryan