Monday, February 20, 2006

More genealogy stuff: has transcriptions of headstones around the world. There are some Lancashire ones that might be relevant. Reading this makes me want to contribute by transcribing some nearby headstones -- especially since there is surprisingly little content for this area.

GENUKI, which is very helpful generally, has a searchable directory of churches that looks very helpful.

GENUKI also has a short page on the Osbaldeston family.
I tried just Googling one of the family surnames and "family history genealogy" and came across, which looks intriguing and perhaps promising. We'll see!

Saturday, January 14, 2006

I gave Mum (and myself!) some genealogy software and reading material for Christmas, in the hope that some genealogy work would be an interesting and fulfilling project. I have been doing some work on writing up what I already know, and I'm sad to observe the relatively easy things that I don't yet know.

All that being said, I'm going to start blogging (along with other things) some of the genealogy sites that may be of use to us. Here goes....

The UK government has an official site,, which looks like an excellent and obvious starting point.

1837online sounds promising, too.

For Scotland, there's the official ScotlandsPeople site.

I got the three above links from this Ask MeFi thread.

Another Ask MeFi thread included a link to, a site provided by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.

I found the official Canadian site, the Canadian Genealogy Centre, all by myself (with the help of Google, which can of course be another useful resource for this kind of research).

Now I need to try these out!

More theatre-centric links coming soon!

Friday, September 16, 2005 has published some interesting photos from the NYMF gala. I actually went to this last year, when it was at China Club (my first time there). It was my first exposure to the Altar Boyz, who sang one of their ballads (the one about the cell phone).

And on a non-theatre note (!), Business Week has published a "Best of the New Web" list, which mentions several of my own personal favorites, including Ask MetaFilter (I hope that the article link lasts).
Here is a great review of Richard Cory, from I loved the show when I saw it on the 14th.

Friday, September 02, 2005

There are some pretty amazing photos from this week's NYMF preview here.

Tuesday, August 09, 2005

Sunday, July 31, 2005

I have also neglected to mention (or at least to blog) that, to my great joy, The History Boys is coming to Broadway in April!

Saturday, July 30, 2005

Check out this commercial! (Beware: audio starts right away)

This is yet another item that I discovered on MetaFilter, (thread here): a site about Europe's second-largest train section, which is derelict. I am absolutely fascinated by decaying public buildings (there are some really cool sites with photos of derelict malls on the web, too), and the photos here are beautiful. (Europe's largest train station is the one in Leipzig, which I visited and adored way back in 1992).

Friday, July 29, 2005

If you haven't done so already, check out ourFace. It's new. I'm really enjoying it already.

Saturday, July 23, 2005

This is an incredibly cool guide to written Chinese in the context of signs and menus for Chinese restaurants. The language nerd in me is fascinated by this site. Via MeFi, of course.

Wednesday, July 20, 2005

The fabulously talented Patricia Murray has a website!

And while we're on the topic of the Atlantic Provinces (bear with me here!), there are some pictures from the Second R Family Vacations cruise here.

Saturday, July 16, 2005

There is a fabulously enthusiastic (deservedly so) new article about Brian Lowdermilk and Kait Kerrigan on here.

Saturday, June 04, 2005

Another thing that I found on MeFi: this wonderful little office-related game. I have a feeling that I could play this for hours....

Saturday, May 28, 2005

Have you checked out the website for The Riot Act yet?

Tuesday, May 24, 2005

Do you know what happened six years ago today?
Note to self: if I ever have a big chunk of free time, I should try some of these things.

Personally, when I'm trying to take people to slightly out-of-the-way places, I like to go to Coney Island (I love the notion of a beach in the city -- and it's ever so vaguely reminiscent of Southport), the Schomburg Center, Chelsea Market, and SoHo. But just walking around the city is really fun too -- especially with good company.

Saturday, May 21, 2005

This 2004 - 2005 Season Wrap-Up says some very interesting things.
It isn't new -- just new to me -- but I love this article about Leonard Cohen and his songs.

Thursday, May 12, 2005

There is now a blog for the new RENT movie! I am a very happy camper (actually, an excited camper, but that sounds wrong)!

The other night, we were walking through the East Village on one of the streets where the movie was apparently shot (according to the photos from the set that I saw online). That was exciting for me (perhaps a little too exciting).

Wednesday, April 27, 2005

It has been way too long since I posted.

There are some fun and interesting photos from the premiere of the movie Show Business here.

Wednesday, April 13, 2005

Monday night (the 11th) I went to Rosie's Broadway Belters, a benefit at the Zipper Theatre. It was fabulous: amazing performers and performances plus a fun party. Great gift bags, too. Some of my favorite performers were there. There are some photos here.

Sunday, April 10, 2005

I never would have guessed that this would be so exciting, but these photos of cats sleeping are amazing.

Friday, April 08, 2005

I am exceptionally excited about the fact that these photos of baby alligators have been blogged.

Thursday, March 31, 2005

There are some lovely pictures of some lovely people here.

Tuesday, March 22, 2005

I'm excited to report that there will be a reading of The Unauthorized Autobiography of Samantha Brown by Brian Lowdermilk and Kait Kerrigan on April 3rd.

I don't have anything else to post right now. There is a lot of exciting theatre stuff happening, but I don't have any exciting theatre links. I am enjoying exploring the musical theatre pages of Wikipedia though:-)

Monday, March 07, 2005

Thursday, February 24, 2005

Friday, February 18, 2005

This is kinda cute. Via BoingBoing.

Thursday, February 17, 2005

Here's another fantastic review of joy, this time from the Gay City News.