Excuse me for indulging myself once more, but today is the official launch day of my new family history publication, Dead End Hobby. All very exciting, and you can secure your copy in a variety of ways - with the e-copy available for as little as £2. The best way to bore you with the full facts of this world-shattering event is to refer you to the relevant page on my personal website, here (where you will find a link to a 'sneak peek' of the book). In fact, this link is part of a completely new website in itself, so feel free to have a browse - if you're having trouble sleeping it's sure to send you off to the land of nod. And if you do click on the link above, you will also catch a glimpse of my next publication...
And there's even more to come - but I'll leave that until Saturday.
Meanwhile, from the rest of the genealogical world...
Check out FindMyPast's new record releases:
- 1861 Scottish Census;
- The Manchester Police Index, 1812-1941 and the Prestwich Asylum Admissions, 1851-1901 - for both, see here.
The Family Tree magazine blog has a report on the pending digitisation of many of the India Office Records by Brightsolid.
Linen Hall Library, Belfast, has issued a list of forthcoming events for December.
S&N Genealogy Supplies have released their December newsletter. As you would expect, there's a Christmassy feel to it - and look out for a link to their 2012 Family History Guide. There's also news of the addition of new areas to their 1911 Census collection, among loads of other stuff (directories, etc). Note: if you're seriously thinking about taking out a subscription to one of S&N's 'TheGenealogist' packages, then please do so via the link at the bottom of this post ... as I'll get some commission from it! (it will make no difference to the amount you pay, and it'll mean I can feed my kids this Christmas).
The Commonwealth War Graves Commission have also released another newsletter - see here.
And TNA are trying to persuade us to part with our Christmas cash, here (free p&p on UK orders). Or you could, of course, spend your cash on my publications (see above) ... or possibly by clicking below.