Sunday Sundries

Miscellaneous items I found of interest during the week.

Quick Draw
I went 0/5. Can you do better?

How to Copy and Paste on Sites that Won’t Let You

Irish Landed Estates
Back online, a database of landed estates and historic houses in Connacht and Munster, c. 1700 – 1914. (via Claire Santry’s Irish Genealogy News).

LAC Mailing Address
The address is changed from 395 Wellington to:
Library and Archives Canada
550 de la Cité Boulevard
Gatineau, Quebec
J8T 0A7

1950 United States Federal Census
Perhaps like me, you can’t get that excited about this new US census release. I only have one fairly distant line that I know of that would be in the US  at the time. The name is quite common, I can wait until the census is fully indexed.

On release by the US National Archives and Records Administration on 1 April there were images of the original records and a name-only index compiled by handwriting recognition — much better than nothing.

Ancestry, in partnership with FamilySearch is working on more complete transcriptions to facilitate searches. As I write Arizona, Utah, Idaho and Oregon are completed. Images of the complete census are available free.

MyHeritage is also producing transcriptions with all records from Delaware, Vermont, Wyoming and American Samoa available. Images of the complete census are available free.

Thanks to this week’s contributors. Ann Burns, Anonymous,  Brenda Turner, Gail B.,  Teresa, Toni, Unknown.

3 Replies to “Sunday Sundries”

  1. If you are interested in the 1950 U.S. Census – you can participate in the editing. Go to and click on Get Involved. The easiest project is looking at the handwritten sheets and confirming that the computer scanning interpreted the name correctly – and if not editing – It’s a very simple and quick – and like Quick, Draw – addictive!

  2. Like you, last Friday wasn’t nearly as exciting as January 6 of this year, however, I still took time on Thursday evening (being on Pacific time has some advantages) and looked for some distant cousins in New York State. It was cool to see them 🙂

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