Sunday Sundries

Miscellaneous items I found of interest during the week.

Essex and Suffolk Interest
A shoutout to http://essexandsuffolksurnames.co.uk/
with parish register transcriptions and family history. Worth scanning if you have an area of interest. The most recent post is nearly 1,000 marriages from 1562-1667 for Barking, Suffolk, including Needham Market and Darmsden. No transcriptions for these marriages are available anywhere else.

Large trees are essential for healthy cities – IN THEIR PLACE
Alison Munson and Anaïs Paré of Laval University, writing in The Conversation Canada, seemingly never considered the disadvantages of urban trees.

  • Nine people killed by falling trees in the storm of 21 May.
  • Property damage in the tens of millions.
  • Disruption to livelihood, businesses and remediation costs.
  • Inconvenience due to leaves and other shedding from trees.
  • Shading of roofs making photovoltaic solar panels uneconomic.
  • Cost of tree maintenance.

Trees, especially large trees, belong in forests, woodlands and parks, away from vulnerable urban infrastructure.

Mighty (from Family Tree DNA)
Did you know typing at 200 letters per minute, it would take a human 29 years to type out the whole genetic code (without stopping for a break)?

OGS/Ontario Ancestors Conference 2022: what’s on the schedule?

24 June, 9 am: MyHeritage Day: a deep dive.
24 June, 7 pm: Opening Session, followed by “The Journey to Genealogy Services at Ādisōke” by Library & Archives Canada / Ottawa Public Library
25 & 26 June: 28 diverse, inclusive and educational presentations. At 1 pm on the 25th: Second World War British Migrants to Canada, by John D. Reid.

The cost is $79 for Conference and $25 for MyHeritage Day. Everyone who registers for Conference on or before June 1 will be entered into the Early Bird prize draw.

Thanks to this week’s contributors. Anonymous, Brenda Turner, Glenn Wright, Jane MacNamara, Randy Seaver, Teresa, Toni, Unknown.

One Reply to “Sunday Sundries”

  1. The video on “recovering the record” was fascinating to watch and learn. We are so blessed to live in an age where such conservation efforts exist that can help us restore the past. Thanks for sharing, John.

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