Thursday 4 August 2011

New Railway Records


Ancestry have released a further set of records in their 'Occupations' series, in the shape of their 'UK Railway Employment Records, 1807-1963'.  The main thrust of this new resource seems to be the 'Staff Register', which looks pretty handy.  Have a look at the little video whilst you're at it.

The Irish Genealogy News blog has provided a useful 'events schedule' for August - essential reading for Irish-based researchers.

Many of you will have already noticed that the Guild of One-Name Studies is offering a splendid membership offer during the month of August.  Don't be put off by the first few lines of the text, as the offer applies to all.

Users of the Family Historian software package may wish to have a browse of the latest dedicated newsletter.

And the British Library (in partnership with BiblioLabs) has announced the release of a 19th century historical book collection 'app' for the iPad ... containing some 45,000 books!  Isn't technology amazing?  See full details here.


The new series of Who Do You Think You Are? looms.  And for a little write-up on the first few episodes, check out the official website, here.

Also from WDYTYA?, here's the week's TV & Radio (wish they'd put these listings up a bit quicker: half the programmes have passed before we get a chance to read them!).


Just when you'd thought you'd read all you possibly could about President Obama and his Irish roots, up pops another piece from Eneclann, here.

A short but sweet article about the origins of some of our month names, here.  Just shows what those Roman emperors thought of themselves!

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