24 May 2020

Sunday Sundries

Miscellaneous items I found of interest during the week.

Model generated words that don’t exist in real life and definitions for said imaginary words. 

Ancestry Extra: Tuesday, 26 May at 10:00 a.m. EDT Filling in the Blanks – Moving Past BMD Records with Ontario Ancestors
Description: Steve Fulton UE will show you how to uncover the everyday details that bring your ancestors’ stories to life, using Ancestry collections and local genealogical society records from the Niagara region as a case study.   https://www.facebook.com/AncestryCA/

COVID-19 Deaths in Perspective
If the rate of COVID-19 deaths since the first in Canada on 9 March were to be the annual rate it would rank as the third leading cause of death, behind cancer and heart disease. At the present rate, by the end of the week the COVID-19 deaths this year will have leapfrogged Altzheimers and diabetes to become the 7th leading cause of death compared to the latest figures from Stats Can (for 2017). It seems likely it will surpass the annual average death toll for Canadian forces in WW2

Ancestry Extra: Thursday, 28 May at 12:00 p.m. EDT
The 21st Century Genealogist – Family History and AncestryDNA
Description: A key part of every family historian’s toolkit, AncestryDNA can help you break through genealogical brick walls, open up new avenues of research, or even kickstart a family history journey. Join us as ProGenealogist Angie Bush shares her tips and tricks for leveraging AncestryDNA in your family history research, and answers your DNA related questions.

MyHeritage adds Greek Records
Greece Electoral Rolls (1863–1924) —1,006,594 records, males ages 21+ eligible to vote. Corfu Vital Records (1841–1932) — 646,807 BMDs, Sparta Marriages (1835–1935) — 179,411 records with images.

War Brides of the First World War
According to this CBC video there were 35,000 war brides who came to Canada after the Great War.

Thanks to this week's contributors
Anonymous, Barbara T, Btyclk, Charles Godwin, Chuck Buckley, Daniel Horowitz, Don, Don Hobson, E Gail Benjafield, Glenn W, Jenna Bruno, Leslie Weir, Nancy in Kingston, Paul Armstrong, Susan, Unknown


David Hook said...

The Hitler quote is bogus. Please check your facts.

Also, I'm not sure what point you were trying to make with the quote; are you trying to suggest that wearing a mask for the protection of others, or not being able to go to Wendy's or get your hair cut is somehow comparable to the atrocities committed by Hitler and his followers?

JDR said...

Thank you for pointing out the bogus quote. I was not intending to make the points you suggest, and in case anyone thinks so I'm removing that item.

David Hook said...

Thank you for removing the quotation.