Tuesday, 30 August 2011

Archive Users 'Happy'


Seems like current users of the UK's archives and record offices are pretty pleased with the services on offer.  According to a survey by the Public Services Quality Group, 96% of those asked said the overall service they received was 'very good' or 'good' - the two highest ratings possible.  Not bad in the current climate of cuts, cuts and, er, more cuts.  Read the full story here.

From the very same blog comes news of an award for the Manchester Chinese Archive.

The only other news on offer today is the usual Tuesday schedule of events for this coming weekend...

  • Saturday 3rd September - Lanarkshire FHS Family History Day.  Not easy to find a useful web reference for this event - but Chris Paton has this post from earlier this month which seems to do the job!
  • Saturday 3rd September - Stratford-on-Avon Book Fair;
  • Sunday 4th September - Dartmoor Book Fair;
  • And advance notice about a major event ... Saturday 10th September - National Family History Fair at Newcastle-upon-Tyne.  Will give you all a reminder about this one next week. 


Thanks to The Professional Descendant for some useful internet resources pertaining to Scottish deaths, burials and MIs.


We end today's helping with some food for thought from blogger John Reid, who ponders the question of 'Genealogy and Longevity' - with a link to an equally thought-provoking article.  Mmm.

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