Monday, 4 July 2011

Lost Cousins Newsletter


Top of the pile today is mention of the latest Lost Cousins Newsletter, containing the usual eclectic mix of news items from the genealogical world.  Among the many interesting features are a brief review of TheGenealogist website, and an unusual story about inheriting a title from a very distant cousin!  Remember, if you're interested in joining TheGenealogist to go into the site through my banner link down the left-hand side of my site - as I get a bit of commission for any such custom.

I note that the Origins website is offering 25% off all subscriptions (including the 72 hours’ search) to celebrate US Independence Day.  To take advantage of this offer, enter the code 4July2011 in the promotional box on the sign up or check out pages once you have made your subscription choice.  Offer valid until midnight BST on 10th July 2011.  You might find it easier to go direct to their subscriptions page. (I received this offer via email but couldn't see the special deal on their website - but give it a go if you're interested).

And here are some July events for your diary from Irish Genealogy News.


Eneclann has a piece on chasing up student records in Ireland. Obviously, they are trying to push their own records into the limelight, but it's a useful article all the same.


Check out Chris Paton's post, here, for a new craze in pretend weddings.

And saying as we're a little short of news today, how about taking a look at BI-Gen's 'Surname Register' - see link at the top-right of the page.  I know the intructions are a bit long-winded, but I've introduced a temporary listing (see the message in RED) to help get us off the ground.  Don't be shy!  Get in touch with me at if you fancy contributing.


1776:  American Declaration of Independence is adopted;
1954:  Rationing in the UK finally ends.

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