Sunday Sundries

Miscellaneous items I found of interest during the week.

River Runner Global allows you to virtually drop a raindrop anywhere in the world to visualize its journey to the sea with an animated map journey.

Queen’s University Archives Transcription Project
Kingston Branch OGS is working in collaboration with Queen’s University Archives (QUA) to transcribe a digitized collection of licenses to marry without publication of bans, marriage certificates and affidavits of marriage, 1804-1881.

National Treasures: Saving the Nation’s Art in World War II, by Caroline Shenton.
A book review by Adrian Tinniswood in The London Historians’ Blog.

The English Census of 1921
An article published in December 1922 by US author Edith Abbott included a population comparison of the impact of the Civil War in the US to the First World War in England (and Wales.) As the census was taken on 19 June 1921 you may find someone enumerated while on holiday and not at their normal residence. That should be evident from the work address given.

10 amazing finds and faces in the 1921 Census
A blog post on census oddities from Findmypast.

Scientists Settled a Century-Old Family Drama Using DNA From Postcards

Ordnance Survey Ireland National Townland and Historic Map Viewer.

Proud to be peculiar: The little-known story of the Archives Museum, by Geneviève Morin, Senior Archivist for Documentary Art, Objects and Photography, Government Archives Division at LAC illuminates how much we owe to the vision of Sir Arthur Doughty.

Thanks to this week’s contributors. Ann Burns, Anonymous, Beverly A. Craig, gail benjafield, Glenn Wright, Jan Hatcher Roberts, Teresa, Unknown.

2 Replies to “Sunday Sundries”

  1. Very cool about the Kingston OGS / QUA project… I love the QUA – it’s such a cool old building. Even though I have no rellies from that period (I’m 1st generation Canadian), I’d still love to dig into the files stored there…

  2. John, the River Runner was fantastic. I traced a drop of water at a cousin’s summer home close to Thunder Bay, the river at Brackley, Northamptonshire, the Missouri River in the US, and the Peticodiac River in New Brunswick. Fantastic!!!! Cheers,


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