I was hoping for a few 'blog-free' days over the Christmas period, but an unexpected rush of news items has put paid to that! Seems like everyone is trying to clear their desks of all sorts of bits and pieces - so here's a selection for you. Nothing major, really, but I'll run them past you none the less...
If document preservation is your thing then you may be interested in the December newsletter of the British Library Preservation Advisory Centre.
Or maybe you're interested in developments in the library sector on the Continent? In that case you'll want to have a look at Europeana Libraries Project's December bulletin (check out the article on the forthcoming 'European Library' website).
Blogger John Reid has fell upon some important news for those of us with an interest in Welsh wills.
And though it's not of direct interest to genealogists, I have noticed a recent burst of activity on the 'Heritage of Wales News' blog. Well, fans of Welsh history may be interested, I guess.
More 'Workshops' of interest to family & local historians have popped up on the National Library of Scotland's website - see here.
Dick Eastman brings us news of the release of The Master Genealogist version 8.
And both students and tutors of family history will want to cast their eyes over the December issue of the Pharos bulletin.
The Anglo-Celtic Connection blog has an article on the effect of breast-feeding habits on infant mortality rates.
Still hungry for more Festive reading? Then have a browse of these special articles plucked from the HistoryToday archives.
And there's more general comment from Nick Barratt, here, which includes reference to a Daily Mail article on our family history skeletons (link is at the very bottom of his post).
And don't forget the following coming up on 26th (which is when you'll next hear from me)...