I had to worry about general literacy standards in my Grandfather's school based on him having written over half the entries! Wasn't even that tiny a school.
Most of what children relate is what adults have told them or indoctrinated into them, adults who should know better, but who probably heard the same nonsense when they were young.
I suspect that teachers submitted the projects of their pets, in the genuine belief that these brought most credit on the school.
for anyone missing the 1st. Ed. OSI historic maps which are down for the weekend - see GeoHive
I thought this was stickied? Anyway, I didn't think this news worthy of its own thread and wasn't sure where else to put it so...
Anyone else with Ontario ancestors? FmP are teaming up with the Ontario Genealogical Society to release millions of names in records from there. I'm delighted! Claire Santry's blog has the details.
Further to that FMP UK and Ireland records are free for the next four days.
Again see Claire Santry's blog for more.