Saturday, 5 February 2011

For the Irish & Scots


Regular visitors to West Register House, Edinburgh, will want to read about the closure of the West Search Room from Friday 25th February.  It's all part of the National Archives of Scotland's plans to centralise access to historcial documents, of course.  Click here for further details.

Two recent blog entries on Irish Genealogy News are worth a look for those with Irish interests.  The first gives us a nice summary of dates for our diaries for the month; the second guides us towards a neat video telling us how to apply for a birth certificate online (in Northern Ireland, that is).


Here's the BBC History Magazine's TV & Radio Guide for the week.


Birth of...
Sir Robert Peel, British Prime Minister 1834-35 & 1841-46, in 1788.  He was the man responsible for the idea of a modern police force (hence 'bobbies' or 'peelers').

1953:  Sweet rationing ends in Britain.

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