Thursday, 28 July 2011

Captive Memories

WEBSITES

The WDYTYA? website has flagged a resource of which I was not aware, namely, the 'Captive Memories' project, which contains memories of WWII POWs held in the Far East.   There's a nice introduction here (where there is also news of a conference on the subject), and the website itself can be found here.

NEWS

The Society of Genealogists is getting into Webinars.  On 26th August the organisation is to hold a 'Legacy Software' webinar - take a look here, where you will also find a detailed description of how these 'web seminars' work.  Mind you, I can't help feeling that £6 (or £4.80 for members) is a bit pricey for something viewed over the internet.  Is this the norm for this sort of thing?

TheGenealogist has released a huge selection of Australian records for its Diamond members.  These include Convict Lists & Pardons, Muster Rolls, Census Returns and Ledger Returns.

The August issue of Best of British is now on sale.

MEDIA NEWS

A selection of TV & Radio for the next few days can be found here.

ON THIS DAY

1586:  The potato arrives in Britain from Columbia when adventurer Sir Thomas Harriot sails into Plymouth.

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