Saturday, 16 April 2011

Irish Newsletter


The April edition of Ireland's Genealogical Gazette (the monthly newsletter of the Genealogical Society of Ireland) is available online here.  The society seems to be booming, and its latest bulletin has a decidedly optimistic tone - reflecting, perhaps, the many exciting developments in the Irish genealogical world of late.  And, as one of the articles reminds us, with so many important State Visits planned for 2011 levels of interest in the ancestry business are set to remain high.

On the subject of the Irish, check out recent developments pertaining to the availability of a further 32,000 baptism records for County Monaghan, here.

The folk at TheGenealogist have released a couple of updates in the last few days.  The first relates to the availability of yet more Worcestershire baptism records, and the second to a substantial addition to their PCC Wills collection.  See here.

Ancestry have placed another free resource on their website, namely, Crisp's Marriage Licence Index for London 1713-1892.  As is usually the case, to search the index as a non-member you need to set up a free account, which is easy enough to do).

A bit selfish of me, but I couldn't resist mentioning this little itemRowlands Gill is right on my doorstep up here in the North-East of England, and the historical mystery is quite well-known in these parts.


Another batch of History Headlines from the BBC.


Birth of...
Charlie Chaplin, in 1889 in London.

1746:  Battle of Culloden.

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