Friday, 25 March 2011

Heritage At Risk


Though it's not directly family history news, we all have an interest in old buildings.  All of us at some point in our research must have sought out an old house or factory which our ancestors lived or worked in - or perhaps lamented such a structure's demolition.  Well, this year, English Heritage are concentrating their 'At Risk' programme on our industrial heritage, and are on the lookout for any likely targets, buildings-wise.  Maybe you can help them out?  See here.  The 'List' will be published in October.

The Europeana website has launched its First World War in Everyday Documents project - see their blog entry, here, where you can follow the link to the dedicated site.  It is, at the minute, concentrating on the German side of the war (to add to the existent British collections) - but I suspect that it will grow to become a priceless online archive in time for the centenary of the beginning of the conflict in three years time.

News of the release of the April issue of the Who Do You Think You Are? magazine can be found here.


The Nosey Genealogist (or rather his guest blogger) has turned out another instalment relating to Jersey research (pt 5), here.


Talking of Jersey, Mont Orgueil Castle features on this weekend's Time Team.  In fact, you can check out forthcoming TV & radio history programmes here.


Birth of ...
Elton John (Reginald Kenneth Dwight), in 1947, in Pinner, Middlesex;

1807:  Britain abolishes the slave trade;
1957:  Treaty of Rome signed, launching the European Communty ('The Common Market').  Naturally, the UK remains aloof, leaving France, Belgium, Luxembourg, West Germany, Italy, and the Netherlands to deal with the paperwork.

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