Monday 29 August 2011

Free Immigration Records


From today (29th) until 5th September, Ancestry are offering completely free access to their Immigration Records.  If you haven't already done so, you'll have to register on their site first - but this is free, too, so it must be worth a dabble.

Whilst we're on the subject of special deals, further clarification/detail on that special offer from FindMyPast (reduced membership fees) can be found here.

I have been asked by publisher Bob Blatchford to plug his forthcoming Irish Family & Local History Handbook, full details of which can be found here.  I'll be reminding you all again of this major publishing event a little nearer the time - but you can get your order in now.  There you go, Bob.

Another issue of the Lost Cousins Newsletter is now available.  Unmissable, as ever - and a fair bit of interesting banter about the state and fate of our old cemeteries is included.  Do have a read.

The latest Eneclann Newsletter is up for grabs, too.  They've three new publications on offer, and there's a special look at County Antrim.


Bradford during WWI is the subject matter of this recently-spotted blog ... which will contain plenty of useful stuff for those of us with a general interest in the Great War.


Death of...
Brigham Young, Mormon leader, and founder of Salt Lake City, Utah, in 1877, aged 76.  If you don't know how many wives and children he had, then you'll be surprised - see here.  Extraordinary.

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