Friday, 11 March 2011

Euro Developments

NEWS

It may not have hit the headlines elsewhere, or be of relevance to most of us, but if you yearn for access to overseas archives then check out this recent post on the MyHeritage blog.  Not sure how APEnet will turn out, but there will be many of you out there who will want to keep tabs on the situation.  The Europeana website will no doubt also be featuring this development on a regular basis.

I've just got wind of this, too: an exhibition at the British Library about the history of the Census.  It runs until 29th May.

On the subject of the capital, the SoG have this talk coming up about Records of the City of London.  OK, so it's just another talk among dozens given across the country, but I thought the subject matter may be of interest to a lot of you.

The latest TNA Podcast can be found here ('Sources for Ag.Labs').

ARTICLES

Ancestry's blog has thrown up an interesting piece on London's Foundling Hospital - complete with useful and very interesting links to other bits and pieces.  It's enough to make you cry.

The BBC provides its weekly round-up of History Headlines, here.  And there's a witty little effort here, too (but I should warn you that it's a bit rude).

MEDIA NEWS

More TV & Radio here.

ON THIS DAY

Death of...
Sir Alexander Fleming, Scottish scientist, in London, in 1955, aged 73.

1702:  Britain's first national daily newspaper first published: The Daily Courant;
1985:  Gorbachev becomes leader of the Soviet Union.

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