Saturday, 17 September 2011

Save Our SRO


Over the past few days, various sources have reported the threat hanging over the future of Suffolk Record Office.  The original point of reference seems to be this BBC article which appeared in August, but no further developments or rumours have yet come to the fore.  There doesn't seem to be anything on the record office's website, nor on the 'Friends' page.  This one may rumble on for some time, but do get your say in if this repository means something to you (or even if it doesn't!)

The Irish Genealogy News blog has been busy - a total of five new stories were posted yesterday (Friday).  Rather than me repeating everything, why don't you have a look for yourself, here.

Another prominent item to come out of Ireland is the release of some 12,000 records from the parish registers of St.Patrick's Cathedral, Dublin, at FindMyPast Ireland - read all about it here.  They're mostly burials, spanning 1677-1800.

Two new podcasts are available:

And Chris Paton has picked up a piece of news about the so-called 'Scotland's Archives Matter' report from the Scottish Council on Archives - see his post here, where the relevant link can be found.


Mr Paton has also flagged a brilliant Web resource for those interested in the city of Aberdeen - again, see his post here.


The BBC's 'History Headlines' for the week are always worth a look.


A few more forthcoming TV/Radio programmes are to be found here (see yesterday's post for a bigger listing).


And register your vote at a family history poll from MyHeritage.

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