Thursday, 10 November 2011

New Cheshire Stuff & Military Freebies

NEWS

FindMyPast have launched their 'Cheshire Collection' - an amalgam of all their material pertaining to the English County, presumably - which comprises some 10 million records. Read all about it here.

The day's other major news concerns Ancestry and their special WWI offer - that is, free access to three of their main datasets relating to the conflict. Offer ends on 13th, so move quickly.

What will certainly become major news in due course is the eventual placing online of the England & Wales GRO Index (way back to 1837) by the GRO guys themselves. What will presumably be a FREE facility will make it a doddle to order historic certificates, and, of course, pretty much render all such similar features on commercial sites redundant. This worthy project is ongoing (it's about half done), as blogger Chris Paton and his informant tell us here.

Blogger Claire Santry has got wind of RootsIreland's pending release of records relating to County Monaghan - see here.

The second PRONI/OUI lecture is now online at YouTube (on the subject of 'Poverty').

Kirsteen Mulhern has brought to our attention a worthy project taking place north of the border concerning the everyday lives of the folk of Dumfries & Galloway over the years.

And sticking with the Scots, here's a special 'genealogical research offer' from McNicholl Genealogical Services.

If anyone else has any special festive offers, then let me know!

MEDIA NEWS

A flavour of what's to come TV-wise can be found here.

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