Wednesday, 13 April 2011

FFHS's New President


The Federation of Family History Societies has announced its new president: Dr Nick Barratt.  Nick will be familiar to many of you due to his occasional media appearances, and he succeeds Lady Teviot in the hot seat.  Full story here.

The Scottish Association of FHS has published its April 2011 Bulletin online, here.  There's the usual round-up from the nation's FH societies, plus news of the SAFHS's Conference in Edinburgh on Saturday 25th June.

Always a likely haunt for the keen family historian is the antiquarian and second-hand book fair.  Check out the forthcoming events at the PBFA's website, here.  This weekend there will be fairs at Dunblane, Stoneleigh (Warks), and Glasgow.

The WDYTYA? Magazine website has enjoyed a flurry of activity.  Notable stories are the launch of a Holocaust Identification Project, updates to the Deceased Online website (covering Hertfordshire and Aberdeen City), and ...


... forthcoming TV & Radio shows of interest.


Birth of...
Richard Trevithick, English engineer, in 1771 in Cornwall.

1829:  The Catholic Emancipation Act passed by the British Government.

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