Sunday Sundries

Miscellaneous items I found of interest during the week.

How Perception Can Save Lives
There’s no exact parallel, but consider the impact of errors in identifying parentage in earlier generations of your family tree.

Transform an image into a pixel-ly visual

The controversial history of colourizing black-and-white photos
Family histories often add “colour” not explicit in the personal information available but surmised from context. Is colourizing family snaps any different?

Church of Ireland Gazette Digital Archive Complete (1856-2010)
All editions of the newspaper are freely available, electronically searchable with hits highlighted on the page image, at

Beyond Bytown: The History of Public Transit in Ottawa, by Ottawa City Archivist Paul Henry.
When I first tried to get a ticket for this presentation on Wednesday 26 May at 7 pm they were sold out. Now, further tickets have been added. You might want to book soon in case they run out again.

Ancestry Library Edition free access via Canadian public libraries extended thru September 2021.

The golden ratio: an ancient Greek formula could be responsible for most hit musicals

Thanks to this week’s contributors: Anonymous, Barbara T, Judith H., Richard Ruggle, Unknown.

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