Sunday Sundries

Miscellaneous items I found of interest during the week.

The Woman in the Portrait
A BBC Radio Four podcast

National Library of Scotland – Maps
An article about recent experience with crowdsourced maps transcription projects, experience that might benefit LAC Co-Lab.

MyHeritage adds Canada, Quebec, Catholic Parish Marriages
65,833 entries for Quebec Catholic parish marriage between the years 1782 and 1961, including images of the original. were added on 14 August.

Will WDYTYA Survive in the US?
Partial viewership ratings indicate this summer’s series of the US WDYTYA on NBC had substantially lower ratings thar the competition on CNS and ABC. Apparantly the series has not (yet?) beem renewed.

Ukraine war prompts Baltic states to remove Soviet memorials

Thanks to this week’s contributors: Anonymous, Brenda Turner, Bruce Murduck, Belia Lewis, Craig Milne, gail benjafield, Glenn Wright, Ken McKinlay, Teresa, and Unknown.

One Reply to “Sunday Sundries”

  1. Hi John:
    With regard to WDYTYA, I much prefer Henry Louis Gates, Jr.’s Finding Your Roots. The research, in my opinion, is much more thorough as is the presentation. Just my two cents worth …


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