Wednesday, 18 May 2011

Some Handy New Websites

  
WEBSITES

Two rather splendid-looking websites have recently been launched, thus:-
  • LincsToThePast has been mentioned by several sources of late, so I thought I'd give it an airing, too. It's a goldmine of information for those of you interested in the county of Lincolnshire, with integrated archive & library catalogues, online exhibitions, and all sorts of other bits and pieces - including digitised documents, apparently;
  • Routes to Your North-East Roots is dedicated to the record holdings, etc., of Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire.  It looks like a fantastic hub around which to base your research if your ancestors hailed from this part of the world. (Thanks specifically to Chris Paton and his informant for this one).

NEWS

Not much happening, news-wise; but there is a minor update from Ancestry, here, and for those of you with the right experience/qualifications, a place on TNA's Advisory Panel may tickle your fancy, here.

Oh, and the June issue of Who Do You Think You Are? magazine is now out.

MEDIA NEWS

The Wandering Genealogist has kindly pointed out an interesting listen on the BBC iPlayer, namely, BBC Radio 4's Archives on 4: Domesday Reloaded. Direct link to the programme here (it expires on Saturday evening, the 21st). Thanks for that, John, I shall have a listen tonight.

OTHER STUFF

Win an iPad here! (from the Europeana website).

ON THIS DAY

1980:  Mount St.Helens in Washington state in the US erupts;
1991:  First Briton in space: 27-yr-old Helen Sharman, from Sheffield.

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