On this, the anniversary of the first day of the Third Battle of Ypres (Passchendaele) and the death of my Grand Uncle I’m reposting his story, as told via the MyHeritage DeepStory facility with my words, by my Grandfather.
The Toronto History Lecture will take place online on Wednesady 3 August 2022 at 7:30 pm. This year’s speaker will be Adam Bunch and his topic will be The Toronto Circus Riot: A True Tale of Sex, Violence. Corruption and Clowns. It’s free. For more information and advance registration at https://torontofamilyhistory.org/the-toronto-history-lecture-for-2022/
Over 18,000 additional Middlesex Baptism records have been added to this collection, from the parishes of New Brentford, Tottenham and Edmonton. The total collection now has 539,579 entries between 1538 and 1919.
A further 23,000 baptism transcripts have been added to Surrey Baptisms for the parishes of Lambeth, Stockwell, St Mary Magdalene Bermondsey and Walworth. The 1,846,249 in the collection stretch from 1530 to 1919.
Around 8,000 new records have been added to the GreaterLondon Burial Index, mostly for Ealing which now accounts for 31.649 of the 2,084,920 records in the collection. There areentries as early as 1397, as late as 2004, with the bulk in the first half of the 19th century.
The latest post on The National Archives Blog looks at people with names you probably recognize, entertainers, born just in time to be in the 1921 census for England and Wales.
There’s a list of other prominent people born in the UK in 1921 here. Are there any in a field of interest to you and can you find them in that census? They would need to be born by census day — 19 June.
This collection, sourced from BAnQ, contains 63,553 records from 1813 to 1864.
The transcription record typically includes name, year and place of birth, date and place of incarceration, offence, sentence, date of discharge, and age at the time of discharge. Many are for short periods, just a couple of days, petty crimes. Records for more extended imprisonment may include additional information.
MyHeritage just released, free to all registered users, a photo tagger facility. Presently available on the mobile app for Android and iOS (and coming on the website), given that you’ve tagged individuals in a certain number of photos it will find them in other photos you upload through facial recognition.
Toronto-based Uri Gonen explains the feature in a 30-minute video. including some of the privacy protections the company has instituted.
In case you missed it, Ancestry last month introduced a colourization capability for black and white photos. Find out about it here.
Choose from free online events in the next five days. All times are ET except as noted. Those in red are Canadian, bolded if local to Ottawa or recommended. Assume registration in advance is required; check so you’re not disappointed.
It’s taken a while for the August issue of FT to come online through PressReader.
I’ve only scanned the issue so copy the table of contents below. There’s a good article on gravestones by Dave Annal, speaker at the coming BIFHSGO conference. Another by previous BIFHSGO conference speaker Chris Paton is of relevance for those with ancestors of the Scottish persuasion.