Sunday Sundries

Miscellaneous items I found of interest during the week.

Ancestry this week added Edinburgh, Scotland, Alien Registers, 1794, 1798-1825, with 328 items composed of:
Registers of Aliens, 1798 July 20-1803 Oct 31
Registers of Aliens, 1803 Sept 5-1825 July 20
Registers of Aliens, Declarations of Foreigners, 1794 March 7-1798 April 26

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Camsell Arrow
The City of Edmonton Archives has completed digitizing available issues of the Camsell Arrow, a newsletter produced by the staff and patients of the Charles Camsell Hospital, which operated from the 1940s to the mid-1990s, mostly treating Inuit and Indigenous people from the north.

Online (Irish) Estate Maps
From John Grenham.

The Oxford English Dictionary (OED)
OED online, all 20 volumes of the latest printed edition, plus tens of thousands of exclusive new and revised entries, updated every three months, is now available with an Ottawa Public Library subscription. The OED includes over 600,000 words … 3.5 million quotations … and over 1,000 years of the English language!

The Ancestry Canada and US obituary indexes were updated on 5 May.

Sleep: here’s how much you really need

Thanks to this week’s contributors. Anonymous, Brenda Turner,  gail benjafield, Glenn W., Helen Billing, Linda Reid, Margaret Anne Sterling, Robert Halfyard, Unknown

One Reply to “Sunday Sundries”

  1. Lucky you to have access to the OED through OPL!!! I used to be able to access it through the Vancouver Library (I can register my card there as an affiliate library), but their license is now more restrictive, which, as a librarian, I do understand. Now I have to use my Compact version with its magnifying glass and type in the definition myself instead of copy/paste…the horror!

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