Friday 13 May 2011

Domesday Reloaded

First of all, you may have noticed that yesterday’s post (12th May) disappeared for several hours earlier today.  Some sort of technical problem with the Blogger system and totally beyond my control, I'm afraid.  But sorry anyway.  I’ve had awful problems getting this post (13th) up and running, I know that much.


Back in 1986, the BBC launched an ambitious project to capture a snapshot of the nation on the 900th anniversary of the Domesday Book.  However, due to an unfortunate technological decision (viz. choosing the wrong, and soon to be obsolete, mode of storage), the data never saw public light of day.  The Beeb and TNA have now joined forces to recover the said material and make it properly available to all and sundry – and you can even update the information in the database.  See TNA’s announcement on the project here, a similar introductory piece here, and the new website itself here.

TNA’s latest Podcast can be found here (Inheritance in Scotland – testaments & retours).


An article of sorts is formed by the thoughts of blogger Chris Paton on the future of ‘Scottish archives portals’.  Not sure what I mean?  Well, if you think you might be interested, jump straight to the piece here.

Your weekly dose of ‘History Headlines’ from the BBC can be found here. 


And yet more TV & Radio stuff here.


No use ignoring him any longer.  Osama Bin Laden, that is.  Ever wondered about his family tree?  Well, there’s a hint of it here, and another sniff of it here.  If you want to try to unravel the mess, then you could always try Wikipedia. Good luck to you.

My apologies, once again, for the 'Blogger confusion'.  I think it has now sorted itself out!

Best wishes.

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