Saturday 29 October 2011

Some Weekend Reading


A few articles have popped up in the last couple of days which I thought I'd bring to your attention.

Firstly, there's a little follow-up piece to Thursday's Find My Past TV show.

Writer and researcher, Ros Bott, has penned two articles of late which make interesting reading. There's a look at Charles Dickens' Genealogy, as well as a speculative piece on an aspect of our ancestors' lives which will, in most cases, remain forever (and frustratingly) hidden - see here.

Finally, The Nosey Genealogist offers a few thoughts on the future of the online genealogy giants.


Only a few minor scraps of news to pass on today...

Users of Hugh Wallis's 'IGI Batch Numbers' site will want to read the latest announcement on the topic at the FamilySearch website. The Hugh Wallis site itself can be found here.

For those interested in this sort of thing, the National Library of Scotland Bill has been published - see the short news item here.

Chris Paton points out that the first of the PRONI lectures has appeared on YouTube - see his post here.

Here's a 'Halloween Offers' sale from BooksIreland.

Check out John Reid's blog post, here, for a link to a useful 'abbreviations listing' for MI transcribers.


And here's a useful-looking website for those of you with connections to the city of Manchester.

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