Thursday, July 16, 2015

Extra news items 16 July 2015

Here are some news items which have come across my desk this morning

Now they have put the Halifax area in Lego at the Halifax Central Library, and there are tons of photos of the display at

I looked at the photos, and I recognize everyone of the landmarks. Nice to see Gail Meagher, the local artist, included the Quinpool Road Theatre – it used to be my favorite movie theatres when I lived in the city.

The Toronto Public Library has put on a display of the 2015 PanAm Games being held in the city. They say it is “an exciting and colourful display showcasing Ontario’s fascinating summer sports and games history”.

There are also books on display, and you can click on the photos to access their catalogue records for these books on display.

To read more about the exhibit, go to

We see that Olive Tree Genealogy has made the top ten list of Twitter influencers! That surely is a feat for a Canadian when Twitter is so popular with genealogists these days worldwide. So congrats, Lorine McGinnis Schulze!

To see the list, go to

Until next time, this is what crossed my desk this morning.


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