Wednesday, 8 June 2011

TV Show on the Way


This coming winter, the freeview UKTV channel, Yesterday, are to show a ten-part 60-minute genealogy series entitled Find My Past.  Yes, as you've probably guessed, the folk at FindMyPast will have a big part to play in proceedings.  Chris Paton ran with the story yesterday with his usual thoroughness - so have a look at his post, here.  The SoG have also reported on the matter, here.


The FFHS have circulated the following concerning Edinburgh City Archives, which I reproduce in full...

Would you please circulate to any readers who may be wishing to visit the searchroom of Edinburgh City Archives that we will be closed from Thursday 28th July 2011 until Tuesday 11th October 2011. This is to allow us to move the majorityof our archival holdings from our existing out-store accommodation to a new substantially improved, customised facility. This will be of great benefit to our users, and to the service itself.

People can still contact us for information and advice on 0131 529 4616 or email us at

Vikki Kerr, Edinburgh City Archives, Level 1, City Chambers, High Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1YJ, 0131 529 4391,

Irish Genealogy News have posted another update concerning recent additions to the IGP Archives.

One of the mainstays of the commercial sector here in the UK, magazine-wise, is, of course, Family History Monthly.  I would stress that I have not been 'put up' to this by the magazine itself, but they have made themselves rather conspicuous of late by substantially reducing their cover price to an impressive £2.99 per issue (£3.60 if ordering online).  Similarly, their subscription rates and associated offers are pretty good, too.  Their website can be found here - and their July 2011 issue has just been published.


Part 6 of FMP's series on understanding and interpreting old photographs (by Jayne Shrimpton) can be found here.


OK, so it's primarily aimed at the US market, but MyHeritage are currently running a competition, here.

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