Thursday, 3 November 2011

Worcestershire's Grand Plan


There are grand plans afoot in Worcestershire. All of the county's major heritage services, it seems (city & university libraries included), are soon to be housed in one major new building called 'The Hive' in the county town of Worcester. I guess this is the way all of us will be going eventually, and it certainly makes sense. The situation is splendidly explained here, and there's even a blog covering developments here.

Find My Past have announced their latest record release: Military Nurses, 1856-1940.

The National Archives have arranged a series of talks next week which celebrate the diversity of their collections. Not sure what I'm on about? See here.

The Irish Genealogy News blog has issued an update on the Ireland Genealogy Project Archives. And whilst we're with Claire's blog I should also like to mention goings-on at Glasnevin Cemetery, near Dublin - see a little news piece here, plus a rather splendidly enthusiastic podcast about gravedigging, etc.!

I know I touched upon this briefly a few days ago, but if you're looking for a catch-up facility for the series of current PRONI lectures, then I can tell you that they've launched their own YouTube channel (this link should take you to the first part of the first lecture).

There's a nice little story, here, about Queen Victoria's bloomers (as well as a few other choice items of Victoriana).

And there's news of the release of the December issue of the WDYTYA? Magazine.


Just in case you're not aware of them, here are a couple of websites of interest to Welsh historians: Royal Commission on the Ancient & Historical Monuments of Wales and the related blog - and I've deliberately led you into the latter on a post about an interesting forthcoming book entitled Inside Welsh Homes.

If you've been taking notice of my blog over the past few weeks then you'll be aware of the splendid free online magazine that is Warfare. Well, the mag now has a dedicated website - see the announcement/newsletter here. Frankly, this looks like a brilliant stopping off post for military buffs - as well as access to the magazine, there's a rolling news blog, too.

And the genealogical search engine, Mocavo, has had another revamp - see here.


And if you still need more information to get you in the mood, here's a summary about what to expect on tonight's Find My Past TV show.

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