Monday 20 June 2011

More Books to go Online


Big news of the day has to be the announcement by the British Library and Google of plans to digitise 250,000 out-of-copyright books from the period 1700-1870.  They'll all be placed online, on open access.  Read the British Library announcement here.

The Family Recorder blog offers advice and assistance on accessing the Digital Microfilm section of The National Archives' DocumentsOnline facility.  The posting also details some of the recent additions to the available records.

The latest - and always interesting - Lost Cousins e-Newsletter from Peter Calver is now available.  I shall not steal any of Peter's thunder, and would urge you to have a look for yourselves - it's certainly one of the best e-Newsletters around, and worth registering yourself for free on his website to make sure you don't miss a copy.

A couple of pieces of Irish news to close.  Firstly, there's the release of an updated and revised edition of Tracing Your Cork Ancestors by Flyleaf Press - see here.  And Eneclann are offering a little advice on Irish education records, here.


Britain's first trolley buses were introduced in 1911, in Leeds (centenary!)

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