Sunday Sundries

Miscellaneous items I found of interest during the week.

Love the reaction as well as the original.

Ads are everywhere. Turn on the TV and you’ll likely see one. You have to watch an ad or two before and sometimes during viewing a YouTube video – as with the one above. On Saturday BIFHSGO broke new ground by inserting an ad seeking volunteer Board members into a monthly meeting presentation. Your opinion please.

How acceptable is inserting ads in family history society presentations?

Additions to Findmypast on Friday included Australia, Inward, Outward & Coastal Passenger Lists 1826-1972. “We’ve merged our huge collection of Australian passenger lists into one searchable record set and added over 9 million new entries.”

Making it Count — Canada’s first census taken and revised.

Lost and Fonds: Our national archives’ poor record
An opinion piece by former LAC archivist Paul Marsden

Maths Challenges
Which is the better fit – a round peg in a square hole or a square peg in a round hole? In this question, “better fit” means filling more of the available space.
Want more maths challenges? Go to

For Mothers Day, celebrate “the biggest shake-up to the Marriage Act since 1837.” Mothers now to be listed on their children’s marriage certificates in England and Wales.

Thanks to this week’s contributors: Anonymous,  Cliff, Darrel. Dena, gail benjafield,  Glenn Wright, Ian, Nancy, Rod G., Susan, Unknown.

One Reply to “Sunday Sundries”

  1. Fabulous article by Paul Marsden on the Access to Info Act. Historically important. Will forward to others.

    Much appreciated, John.

    gail b

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