Friday, 25 November 2011

Archive Closures

NEWS


Essex Record Office will be closed for stocktaking from Monday 28th November to Saturday 10th December, inclusive - see their website, here. However, the conference centre and the ESFH research room will remain open. They will reopen on Monday 12th December at 9am.

North Yorkshire County Record Office will be closed for collections work and staff training from Monday 28th November to Saturday 3rd December, inclusive - see their website, here.

And, of course, remember that next Wednesday 30th November most of our libraries, archives and record offices will be affected by the planned industrial action.

Regular users of the FamilySearch website may wish to digest the information contained in two of the organisation's recent blog posts, here and here.

And Pen & Sword Books have some special offers on the go.

WEBSITES

Spotted on FamilySearch's Ireland Genealogy Facebook page are the following Irish place-name websites:

As the guy who recommended them suggests, you need to be creative when entering place-names, as there are often many ways of spelling a settlement's name!

Nice spot on Dick Eastman's blog of a UK company whose goods may well appeal to family historians!

MEDIA NEWS

TV & Radio for the coming week can be found here.

OTHER STUFF

For all us UK/Irish genealogists who wonder what the North American 'Thanksgiving' celebration is all about, check out this painfully ponderous ten-minute instructional film on the topic. Would never get away with holding those forks in the right hand on this side of the Atlantic. Naughty children!

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