Sunday Sundries

Miscellaneous items I found of interest during the week.

Dead reckoning: Canada’s national cemetery is bringing truth about residential schools to light.

Something’s rotten in the state of the internet, and archivists are worried

Are advertisers coming for your dreams?

Amsterdam is laying down a model for what tourism should look like after COVID

How a Scottish graveyard in Kolkata revealed the untold stories of colonial women in India

TheGenealogist has added 24 million transcript records from the Census of Scotland 1841-1901. Already available on Ancestry, Findmypast and in part on FreeCEN and MyHeritage, they are transcripts, the images being available exclusively on ScotlandsPeople.

The Society of Genealogists announce the last day they will be open at their Charterhouse Buildings location is Saturday 17 July. The collection will be inaccessible and kept safe pending a move — location in London to be announced.  Digitization work with archive partners will continue.

Is the new feed working for you?
I’ve had one comment about an annoyance with the new feed of the daily update email now it’s switched to MailPoet. Let me know about your experience, positive or negative.

Thanks to this week’s contributors:  Anonymous, Brenda Maitland, Brenda Turner, Celia Lewis, Douglas Wallace, Gail B., Glenn Wright, Unknown.

5 Replies to “Sunday Sundries”

  1. The new site is working well for me. Thank you for all your research to locate the excellent tips and information.

  2. The new site is clean, clear and easy to navigate. Works well for me too.

    An added word: I’ve forwarded that all too true article about the internet and archives to colleagues at a museum, several libraries and universitys. Two Ontario Unversity addresses were returned as both their servers were down. Makes part of the point of the article.

  3. Thank-you for posting the Residential Schools timeline. It helps to put the current revelations in context.

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