Thursday, 2 June 2011

New Carlisle Archive Centre

NEWS

Researchers in the very NW corner of England will be delighted to learn that the new Carlisle Archive Centre opened yesterday, 1st June.  Formerly the Carlisle branch of the Cumbria Record Office, they have opened their doors with provisional opening hours - keen, as they are, to carefully feel their way and garner user feedback.  There doesn't seem to have been much of a fanfare surrounding the event - all I could find were an old announcement, here, and the opening hours, here.

FindMyPast have added more than 42,000 new London Probate Index records to their collection - see here.

MyHeritage have released version 5.1 of their popular (and free) software package, Family Tree Builder - read all about it here.

And the June issue of the e-mag, Discover My Past: Scotland is now available.

ARTICLES

Blogger and DNA fanatic, John Reid, has found an online article for us which gives an interesting slant on the nature v. nuture debate.  Find the relevant link by going to John's post, here.

OTHER STUFF

Check out this interesting video concerning the introduction of driving tests in 1935 (anniversary was actually yesterday, 1st June).

ON THIS DAY

1953:  Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II at Westminster Abbey.

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