Tuesday, 3 May 2011

Out and Around and About

NEWS

The rather clumsy title for today's post would suggest there a few things in the pipeline for us family historians in the coming days and weeks.  Well, there is always something going on somewhere, but a few things have caught my eye.  I always find GENEVA a useful source for what's coming up on the calendar - and as you can see from their listing for early May, there are a couple of big conferences coming up in London and Manchester, respectively (I've already mentioned these in previous posts) - but you'll have to get your skates on to get yourself a ticket for these!  Folk in Yorkshire may, however, care to pop along to the Family History Weekend at the Ryedale Folk Museum, Hutton-le-Hole, during 7th-8th May, which looks like being a pleasantly leisurely affair.

The BBC History Magazine's regular 'Out and About' online feature has also just been updated, and may tempt you out-of-doors.  And there is a Podcast concerning the latest issue of the magazine itself, here.

And here is a tempting list of May events from Irish Genealogy News.

On the other hand, those with Scottish blood can make a virtual trip to ancestral burial grounds via the Scottish Monumental Inscriptions website, which has been updated.  Two recent mentions for the resource on Anglo-Celtic Connections and ScottishGENES should be read first, though, as introductory pieces - then you can click through to the site proper via either post.

WEBSITES

Those of you with links to the British steel industry (especially in and around Teesside) may be interested in this mention of a brilliant new resource.

And I'm sure you will all be tickled by the Awkward Family Photos website as mentioned in this post on MyHeritage! (direct link here).

ON THIS DAY

1951:  Festival of Britain opens;
1968:  UK's first heart transplant.


 

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