Ancestry is keeping up a fair old pace with the release of yet more 'occupations' records. The latest batch to appear are their 'Apprentice Books, 1710-1811'. Looks quite tasty - check 'em out here.
An up-to-date listing has been issued of the British Library's forthcoming events & exhibitions. Lots to trawl through, so do give it a quick glance if you're within striking distance of the capital.
Those of you who like to keep abreast of developments at the FamilySearch website may wish to check out a couple of interesting announcements. Firstly, there's a little piece about the ongoing development of the site; then there's a few paragraphs about the fate of the dear old IGI.
Off to Scotland now, and a nice spot by blogger Chris Paton in the shape of a couple resources for those of us with Perth ancestry.
John Reid reviews a copy of Tracing Your East End Ancestors - see his blog post here.
And TheGenealogist has released a batch of Australian records for its Diamond subscribers.
It's back to blogger John Reid for mention of a lengthy online article/interview with renowned Scottish historian, Tom Devine. Scottish migration is Tom's big thing.
ON THIS DAY
William Wilberforce, British politician and philanthropist, in 1759, in Hull.
1875: Captain Matthew Webb becomes the first person to swim the English Channel.