Saturday, 24 September 2011

Irish Warnings

NEWS

Claire Santry of the Irish Genealogy News blog has posted a short report of a news story to come out the very highest levels of Ireland's corridors of power. A worrying summary/warning of the state of the country's National Archives and National Library, no less. Now that it's 'out there' maybe something will be done about it.

Claire also carries a warning on her blog about scams being operated for the obtaining of GRO certificates in Northern Ireland - so beware!

S&N Genealogy Supplies have issued the 'Late September' issue of their e-newsletter, including good news for their Diamond subscribers regarding the 1911 Census (especially concerning Wales!).  There's also a 15% discount to be had on their CDs.

Isle of Man residents (and visitors!) are gearing themselves up for the island's Heritage Open Days season which runs from 30th September to 8th October. Read all about what's on offer here.

And BBC History Magazine have put out another Podcast (East India Company + Horatio Nelson).

ARTICLES

Addicts of the Mormons' FamilySearch website may care to take in the advice offered here - a kindly warning about making sure you don't miss anything by taking a look at their so-called 'browse-only image collections'.

FMPIreland's Facebook page has thrown up a link to an article which claims that genealogy is good for your brain (I kid you not).  Note: at the bottom of the said article, you'll also find a link to an in-depth piece about why we family historians do what we do.

Another article worth casting your eyes over is the BBC piece about how a wee curl of hair has unlocked the ancestry of Australia's Aborigines (thanks to Family Tree Magazine's Twitter page).

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