Sunday Sundries

Miscellaneous items

The Collective Noun Catalog
Misses an annatafel of genealogists and a prognostication of meteorologists!

The ‘M*A*S*H’ Death That Stunned America

News from the OGS eWeekly
1. Families May Edition is now available online to OGS members with articles on the Grand River, Fenian Raids, Marriage Bonds, a Little Person in the Family, and Kingston Mills.
2. A call for speakers for OGS Conference 2024 in Toronto is available at .
3. Heather McTavish Taylor informs that “The Ministry has decided to send ALL land registry documents into long-term storage and to formally close all in-person land registry offices.  These documents will not be returned to the communities from which they came, and they will not be accessible to the public at any time.  There will not be any negotiation of new placement agreements either.  Any current placement agreements will remain intact.  All information is said to be accessible virtually via the OnLand portal. ” The eWeekly editor adds “If this decision doesn’t sit well with you let us know! More importantly, let your MPP know that these documents need to be in the communities where they originated.”

Replica Medals from The National Archives Shop

From my Friends
Christine Jackson recommends How genetics determine our life choices and The last remaining lamplighters of London

Bryan Cook wrote to inform about his most recent Bytown pamphlet Henry Gilchrist – Quarriers’ Home Child. It’s one I read in one sitting when the hadcopy version arrived at home.

Thanks to this week’s contributors: Anonymous, Bryan Cook, Christine Jackson, gail benjafield, Glenn W., Nick McDonald, Paul Milner, Sunday Thompson, Teresa, Unknown.


2 Replies to “Sunday Sundries”

  1. I saw the thingee about the UK’s National Archive yesterday, and bought 72 pounds worth of stuff. Sheeeesh. Cheers, BT

  2. I particularly liked the info on Collective nouns.

    I also appreciated your noting the OGS info about the land registry status by Heather McTavish Taylor. While Onland may work, I think back to many years ago when genealogist volunteers from APELROD throughout Ontario worked to preserve the print records from the planned destruction of the then Ontario Government. Sad it has come to this.

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