Miscellaneous items I found of interest during the week.
Each year around the holiday season, while regular news is scarce, the blog features humourous posts. Classics from past years will return. Your suggestions for new or favourite items are welcome.
Women are vastly underrepresented in Canada’s place names
Conservators bring passion, know-how to preserving history’s treasures
Features one of our favourite local entrepreneurs.
Why the Access to Information Act isn’t providing access to information
England is No Longer a Christian Country
East India Company discharged soldiers
Fold3 at 40% off
Today, Sunday 4 December, is the final day of the sale on new Fold3 subscriptions. Fold3 has an extensive collection of original military records, photos, and stories of the men and women who served — heavy on US records. Billed in one payment of US$47.95 for a one-year subscription, memberships automatically renew at the full rate. Make a note on your calendar to cancel before your renewal date if you don’t want to continue.
A weekly free newsletter from the Allen County Public Library Genealogy Center. While the focus is on their own resources and US resources, there is some content of more general interest,
Thanks to this week’s contributors: Ann Burns, Anonymous, Basil Adam, Brenda Turner, Donna, Ken McKinlay, Gail B., Glenn Wright, Margaret Dougherty, Unknown.
One Reply to “Sunday Sundries”
So many good items in today’s Sundy Sundries. I especially liked the article on the lack of women’s names in Place Names, as usual from the reliable The Conversation.
Kirk Lapointe’s article on the stalling of Freedom of Information, as well as his remarks about Wernick’s openness was refreshing and even gave one hope that the Feds will do something here.