Wednesday 5 October 2011

Online Reading


A wee flurry of e-newsletters and the like have popped up in the last day or so, so here they are:

  • Issue 3 of the completely free Warfare magazine - click here for a little intro, then click on the image (BTW, it's Issue No.3, not 2 as per the headline!);
  • Users of the Family Historian software package will want to have a read of the latest Bulletin;
  • The October issue of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission's newsletter.

When you've finished with that lot, you can have a listen to TNA's latest Podcast on the subject of Searching for British Records in the New FamilySearch Website.

As for 'proper' news, the biggest item of the day is probably FindMyPast's release of freshly-transcribed versions of the 1841 and 1851 Censuses for Scotland.  You may wish to read the blurb here, before diving in.

Chris Paton has also posted an item about Pharos courses on Scottish and Irish research which may be of interest to many of you.

I should imagine that this is more for the North American market, but I don't suppose there's anything to stop UK-based researchers joining in with's Live TweetChat tomorrow.


A fabulous online resource has been flagged by the HistoryToday website, namely, The Victorian Dictionary of London. Best read the intro here, then jump into the site itself (direct link here).

FindMyPast Ireland mention a website which will be of interest of those with Irish ancestral links with the US (railroad workers in Virginia, specifically).  See the story here, where you can click through to the site itself.


1936:  Jarrow March sets off from Tyneside;
1952:  Tea rationing ends in the UK - unlimited cuppas at last!

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