Friday 23 September 2011

'Scotland: Mapping the Nation'


A new and quite fancy-looking book is soon to be released entitled Scotland: Mapping the Nation by publishers Birlinn. It will feature more than 220 maps, mostly from the collections of the National Library of Scotland, who carry this news release on the matter.

On the subject of publishing, the October issue of HistoryToday Magazine is now available - see here. From what I can make out, a good deal of the issue is available to read online - including the crossword!  There's also a link to a history quiz.

Two new publications have also been released by the Jewish Genealogical Society of Great Britain. By reading my source for the news, here, you may then find the link to the relevant website.

Linen Hall Library, Belfast, played host to a visit by Ireland's President, Mary McAleese, on Monday - see the short report here.

A reminder that Lincolnshire Archives Search Room will be closed from Saturday 1st October to Monday 12th December 2011 inclusive (with the public car park already being unavailable). They will reopen at 10am on Tuesday 13th December. Formal announcement here.

The iMuseum in Douglas, Isle of Man, is laying on a 'Manx Election Special' for visitors to the attraction, featuring cuttings from their extensive newspaper collection. Much of the iMuseum's content will be made available online during 2012.

OK, so it's exclusively overseas news, but it is a fairly substantial item. Click here for news of 16million new records which have been uploaded onto the FamilySearch website.


BBC HistoryExtra's 'History Headlines' for the week can be found here.


And the Beeb's look-ahead to the week's TV & Radio can be scrutinised here.

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