07 June 2020

Sunday Sundries

Miscellaneous items I found of interest during the week.

Days Calculator: Days Between Two Dates
This week I needed to calculate a person's age given supposed birth date and census date. I was looking for consistency between the 1901 and 1911 Canadian censuses. My go to for all kinds of similar calculations is www.timeanddate.com/

What Do You Hear?
Take a minute to listen to the sounds that surround you as you research from home. The computer fan. A bird chirping. Distant traffic. A creek from the attic. What did you hear? How did it make you feel?
Via Lockdown Soundscapes from the Essex Record Office.
Why do Ontario and Quebec together, which have 61% of Canada's population, account for 91% of the reported deaths?

Happy Pollinator Appreciation Day
Today, 7 June 2020 is established to recognize the essential ecological services provided by pollinators. Ottawa is home to hundreds of species of pollinators, including many kinds of bees, flies, butterflies and moths, other insects, and even some birds. Learn more about pollinators and other wildlife, and the native plants they depend on, by using iNaturalist and other apps. 

Thanks to this week's contributors: Anonymous, Barb, BY, Btyclk, E Gail Benjafield, Jane E MacNamara, jon, MsAncestry, Paul Milner, Sophronia, Unknown.


researcher said...

John, your link to www.timeanddate.com/ seems to be broken?

jon said...

Same problem as last time John. Your links as posted include too much, This one is much shorter than the one in your article. https://www.timeanddate.com/