Thursday, 5 May 2011

More Major Developments

NEWS

Quite a week it's proving to be for major genealogical news.  This morning saw the launch of FindMyPast Ireland - a real piece of choice news for Irish researchers.  Obviously, those who are interested will want to have a good browse of the site itself, but you may also wish to pass your eyes over comments made on several blogs, e.g. ScottishGENES, WDYTYA? Magazine, Irish Genealogy News and Irish Family History.  Marvellous stuff.

FindMyPast have also simplified their search facility for GRO births & marriages - a nice touch, with the death records to follow, too, in due course.  The indexes in question are those for England & Wales and the various overseas/army events for British citizens.

The May 2011 issue of Best of British Magazine has been released - see here.

WDYTYA? Magazine's website has flagged an interesting new exhibition at London's Foundling Museum.  See their short report here, where there is a link to the museum's website.

WEBSITES

English Heritage have launched a more comprehensive and user-friendly 'Historical Archive Catalogue' - see their news release, here (the direct link to the catalogue can be found here).  Well worth a look for old photos, images and documentation of your localities of interest.

MEDIA NEWS

TV & Radio for the next few days.

ON THIS DAY

Death of...
1821:  Napoleon Bonaparte, on St.Helena, aged 51 (190th anniversary);
1981:  Bobby Sands, leader of the Maze Hunger Strike, aged 27 (30th anniversary).

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