Sunday Sundries

Miscellaneous items I found of interest during the week.

Young Genealogists at the Helm
News and opinion from FHF President Janet Few

The US 1940 1950 census
NARA will release this census online on 1 April (no kidding). While Ancestry and FamilySearch are cooperating in producing a full transcription, based on handwriting recognition technology (HRT), NARA will release a transcription of only the names using HRT.

LAC must have had a great travel agent!
A report of Government travel expenses

Weir, Leslie $749.36
Librarian and Archivist of Canada March 27, 2020
Destination: Egypt
Organization: Library and Archives Canada
Reference number:T2019-P12-0029

Weir, Leslie $984.67
Librarian and Archivist of Canada From Apr 30, 2020 to May 16, 2020
Destination: Australia
Organization: Library and Archives Canada
Reference number:T2019-P12-0030

In 2021 LAC has had “Nothing to report for this period.”

AncestryDNA has updated communities to now include 87 in Italy, 9 in Croatia and Slovenia, 10 in Czechia, 61 in Poland, 15 in Slovakia & Hungary, 8 in Ukraine, 1 in Latvia & Estonia, 4 in Lithuania, 4 Russian communities, and 1 in the Transdanubia region.

Thanks to this week’s contributors. Anonymous, Brenda Turner, gail benjafield, Georgia Roberts, jon ackroyd, Lynne Willoughby, Margaret Anne Sterling, Nancy Frey, Sheila Hewett, Teresa, Terry Mulcahy, Unknown.

2 Replies to “Sunday Sundries”

  1. John, Can you explain JRT technology pros and cons in another post? In the past, I gather that Ancestry, for example, had people transcribing who made many errors.
    M Anne

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