Government of Newfoundland and Labrador: Vital Statistics (Deaths 1950-1968) Digital Collection Now Online

Government of Newfoundland and Labrador: Vital Statistics (Deaths 1950-1968) Digital Collection Now Online. “Vital Statistics records for deaths registered in Newfoundland and Labrador from 1950 to 1968 are now available online via The Rooms website. In 2021, Digital Government and Service NL’s Vital Statistics Division provided an initial transfer of 59,698 death certificates, to allow public access for research purposes. This is the first time a collection of vital statistics records has been digitally transferred to The Rooms Provincial Archives.”

The Telegram: Digitization of long out-of-print Newfoundland traditional music creates permanent record

The Telegram: Digitization of long out-of-print Newfoundland traditional music creates permanent record. “A light thump and/or slight crackle are often the first sounds heard when ‘Play’ is pressed for audio files on the Bandcamp page Kelly Russell established for his production company, Pigeon Inlet Productions. It’s an odd noise to hear on a WAV file or MP3. But there’s a reason. Russell recently uploaded his out-of-print vinyl collection to the internet as a way to preserve the songs, jigs, reels and recitations he had carved into wax beginning 42 years ago.”

The Telegram (SaltWire): St. John’s web developer and musician creates online database for traditional Newfoundland music

The Telegram (SaltWire): St. John’s web developer and musician creates online database for traditional Newfoundland music. “[Allan] Farrell, who works as a web developer, can also be found most Sundays at a session of like-minded individuals plucking, strumming, bowing, beating, blowing or — as the accordion is his preferred instrument — squeezing the tunes of old Newfoundland and Ireland back to life. But carrying around all those sheets of paper was a nuisance, so he decided to make a publicly available, online database of traditional music he could access from anywhere on his phone.”