Wednesday, 2 November 2011

WDYTYA? Live! 2012

NEWS

Thanks to The Wandering Genealogist for pointing out that tickets for next February's Who Do You Think Your Are? Live! fair are about to go on sale. See his post here, and follow the links.

Ancestry are running Remembrance fundraising campaigns on both sides of the Atlantic. The UK/Irish appeal can be accessed via the relevant Facebook page. And by the way, it's Ancestry who are stumping up the donations, not us - so get to it!

Some interesting developments are coming out of Suffolk regarding the future of their libraries/archives service (as well as their archaeology and museums services) - see Chris Paton's two posts on the subject here and here. A sign of things to come for similar services across the whole of the British Isles, perhaps?

Chris also brings us news (via his sources) re. Oldham cemetery records and West Glamorgan electoral registers having popped up on the FamilySearch website - see here.

The November issue of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission's eNewsletter can be accessed here.

There's a webinar coming up on the subject of Family Tree Maker 2012 on 9th November (though I should imagine you'll be able to 'catch up' on it afterwards).

And there's a curious little story about the famous Scottish explorer and missionary, David Livingstone, at the National Library of Scotland website.

WEBSITES

The FamilySearch blog has posted a piece guiding us towards a couple of websites for 'Name Nerds' - see here. I must confess that my major surnames of interest weren't even listed (!), but the sites may be of use to some of you.

ARTICLES

Coincidentally, a couple of items have appeared covering roughly the same aspect of family history research, namely, the hobby's contribution to the issue of family health. FindMyPast Ireland has a piece here, and John Reid raises the matter here.

MEDIA NEWS

A little more background information on last week's Find My Past TV show can be found here.

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