What is supposed to be a quiet time of the year for family history is proving to be quite the opposite, with no shortage of news items to report at the moment. I shall shoot through them quickly ... and try to catch up on everything over the next couple of days!
We'll start with the National Library of Ireland, and their announcement concerning forthcoming improvements to their service. I can do no better than point you to the 'newsflash' itself, here.
It's time for the latest Lost Cousins newsletter - more excellent reading and banter from Peter Calver can be found here.
Another newsletter, that of Irish research company Eneclann, is also available (county focus on Sligo).
A couple of quickie announcements from TNA:
TNA also has another Podcast available, entitled Researching Mr Briggs' Hat: an account of Britain's first railway murder - see here.
The observant among you may have noticed a slight change to the FamilySearch website - a development I picked up on via The Family Recorder blog.
This might have limited appeal to genealogists, but the Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Wales have a big day of talks, etc., coming up - full details here.
Lincolnshire researchers may want to check out this exhibition at Whisby (thanks to The Family History Show's Facebook page).
Those with an interest in the county of Essex may wish to keep tabs on the somewhat specialist website/blog entitled 'Essex Voices Past'. A real treat for those with ancestors from the parish in question (Great Dunmow).
Ditto those with interests in County Clare, Ireland, with an amazing new mapping resource as described by Claire Santry.
And I see that February is 'Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans History Month' - official website here.
Oh, sorry, but I really must remind you all about the 10% off all subscriptions at FindMyPast which ends tomorrow. Use the promotion codes NEWYEAR12 or STFTW12 (hopefully one will work) - try the site out here.
Phew! Come back tomorrow for what is likely to be another lengthy listing...
All the men in my family were bearded, and most of the women.