Miscellaneous items I found of interest during the week.
Ottawa Genealogists to Gather on May Day
Internationally known speaker Daniel Horowitz, and leading Ottawa genealogists, Mags Gaulden and Glenn Wright, will be presenting at OPL Genealogy Day, a free event in the Chamber, Ben Franklin Place at Nepean Centrepointe, on Monday 1 May. Daniel will highlight MyHeritage Library Edition, which is now free online to Ottawa Public Library cardholders, and give a tour of all MyHeritage’s new photo features. In Jumping the Pond, Mags will illustrate combining DNA and archival records, Glenn will dig into books and newspapers online. There is no preregistration, just turn up. All welcome. The event is sponsored by the Ottawa Public Library, BIFHSGO and Ottawa Branch OGS are co-sponsors.
A little bit of ice cream does no harm.
Some practical advice for those starting out scanning family photos and other material. Also, many public libraries offer equipment for DIY scanning.
A database of 1229 languages and a set of 100 core kin types between Grandparents and Grandchildren, and between Parent’s siblings, and Parent’s siblings’ children.
Science in the Making, from the Royal Society
Thirty thousand manuscripts now included in Science in the Making relate to the long history of scientific publishing at the UK Royal Society. This blog post is a glimpse of the work that has gone on behind the scenes to make the launch possible.
Thanks to this week’s contributors: Ann Burns, Anonymous, Brenda Maitland, Brenda Turner, Chad, gail benjafield, Glenn Wright, Jackie Corrigan, Jo Stanbridge, Ken McKinlay, Sunday Thompson, Susan Courage, Teresa, Terry Mulcahy, Unknown.