Tuesday, 2 August 2011

Yorkshire Day & Welsh Week!

NEWS

OK, so I'm a day late, but yesterday, 1st August, was 'Yorkshire Day', and FindMyPast have issued a flurry of posts on their blog which may be of interest to some of you (if you're accessing this some time after 1st, then scroll back through their blog to the date in question).  If any more belated news from the county's special day comes through, I'll let you know.

I'm a bit late with this one, too, but those with Welsh interests may wish to get along to what's left of the week's events at Wrexham - see here.  Wish I'd spotted this one a few days ago - sorry.

A report of an event passed now, with Chris Paton's account of the genealogical goings-on at the ScotFamTree AGM on Saturday.  And whilst we're at it, see here for news of a forthcoming Scottish event which may be of interest to those of you with tartan eyes (thanks again, Chris!).

As for events this coming weekend, we have...


And fill out the WDYTYA? website/magazine survey, here, for a chance to win a prize!

WEBSITES

The British Library have redesigned their website.  For the official announcement, see here.

And there's a 'Community Archives' website, here, which seems very useful.  Have a look and, if appropriate, add it to your 'favourites'.

OTHER STUFF

This really should have gone under yesterday's 'On This Day' section, but, hey-ho, this is my day for being late with things!  Anyway, yesterday (1st August) was the 150th anniversary of the first weather forecast - see John Reid's helpful post here, where you can click through to the BBC's little video tribute to a century-and-a-half of telling us it's going to rain. 

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