Tuesday, 16 August 2011

From the Capital

NEWS

Now seems a good time to remind those of you in the South-East of England that the Mormons' London Family History Centre is closing for refurbishment in the next few days.  Saturday 20th August will be the last day of operations - see their website for updates as and when they are issued.

Also on the subject of the capital (and as a follow-up to yesterday's brief mention of the Archive Awareness Campaign), I see that the third Story of London Festival is currently under way.  By clicking on the 'Events' link on the website you will be taken to, well, an events list!  Very interesting.

FindMyPast are to conduct a drastic revamp of their website - see the announcement here.

Irish Genealogy News has a neat summary of recent updates to the Emerald Ancestors website (Northern Ireland specialists).

Teessiders may wish to check out the list of forthcoming talks and events organised by the Friends of Teesside Archives.  All free, but booking is necessary.

A strange-sounding podcast from TNA has been posted here.  Not sure what, if any, relevance the subject matter has for us genealogists, but I always like to give the talks a mention.

Your Family Tree Magazine has launched a 'Book Club' which many of you may be interested in.  It involves providing input for their book reviews section.

MEDIA NEWS

Have a read of this blog post at Irish Genealogy News for some forthcoming Irish genealogical TV news.  It all kicks off on Sunday 21st, so don't miss out.

The Wandering Genealogist points out an interesting 'background article' to the current series of WDYTYA? - see his post here, where you will find the relevant link.

ARTICLES

The My Heritage blog has another (brief) article on 'Spanish Naming Conventions'.

OTHER STUFF

The Family Recorder blog goes slightly off-beat with a little piece on Oxfordshire, here.

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