OK, so it's not family history news, but us genealogists all love the Heritage Open Days, don't we? Well, this year the event is to be held over 8th-11th September - and if you're closely involved with the goings-on then you may wish to pop along to one of the forthcoming workshops at Morpeth, St.Helens or London - see here. Booking deadline is 11th March.
International Women's Day is almost upon us (8th March) - and it's celebrating its centenary this year. A couple of places to start if you're interested in learning more are here and here.
And WDYTYA? Magazine has a new Facebook page.
An interview with Neil Fraser from BBC's Heir Hunters can be found here.
And an interesting illustrative piece from The Wandering Genealogist can be found here. A lesson for us all, I think.
ON THIS DAY
George Formby, aged 56, in Liverpool, in 1961. 100,000 line the streets at his funeral.
1902: British soldiers were granted the right to wear spectacles on or off duty;
1987: Zeebrugge Ferry Disaster claims the lives of 193 people.