Wednesday, 24 August 2011

Apprentice Records

NEWS

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.

ARTICLES

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

Birth of...
William Wilberforce, British politician and philanthropist, in 1759, in Hull.

1875:  Captain Matthew Webb becomes the first person to swim the English Channel.

 


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