RootsIreland have fell upon the news that RTE Television are to conduct a Genealogy Roadshow throughout Ireland during late May and June. Click here for the full story.
TheGenealogist website has unveiled a few new bits and bobs of late. Information on Pre-1841 Census info for London, Australian Convict Records, and some 1851 Scottish Census stuff can be found here.
Your Family History's Facebook page has flagged this interesting website: Victorian Crime & Punishment.
You may wish to have a browse of the website of The Historical Association. These guys are co-ordinating next month's Local History Month, of course, though the website's diary seems a little empty (best visit your local library for this sort of info, anyway). Also on the HA's website can be found a scattering of Podcasts (some require you to subscribe, though), and news of the forthcoming HA Annual Conference during 13th-14th May in Manchester.
Liam Byrne's Roscommon History Facebook page mentions a curious little story about an image of Christ. (Thanks for the mention of BI-Gen, too, Liam!).
ON THIS DAY
1814: Napoleon abdicated as Emperor, and was exiled to the island of Elba - Louis XVIII becoming king of France;
1855: Pillar boxes were introduced - a total of six were erected in London ... and were painted green.