Friday, 3 February 2012

Avoid it if You Can


It may all be happening several thousand miles away, but you simply can't evade mention of the RootsTech Conference in the US - well, at least on the Internet. I shall do no more today than mention a few blog entries pertaining to the same. Our very own Nick Barratt is over there savouring the atmosphere - see here; MyHeritage's take on Day One is available here; and specialist genealogy search engine, Mocavo, have used the occasion to unveil several new features on their website.

Back here in the UK, The National Archives have issued the Winter 2012 issue of their 'Archives Sector Update'. A very interesting read for those who are serious about following developments in the field in the UK - check out the formal announcement, then follow the link.

Scottish researchers should, of course, follow Chris Paton's British GENES blog for detailed news north of the border (though he now provides great coverage across the whole of the UK & Ireland). An especially interesting post about the Glasgow Genealogy Centre will help many of you, I suspect.

The Irish Genealogy News blog is the place to go for, er, Irish news, of course - and three recent posts of note are: 1926 Irish Census, an IGPA update, and a plug for the Irish Genealogical Research Society.

FindMyPast have begun a new series of blog posts by photographic expert Jayne Shrimpton - and readers are being invited to send in their snaps. Read all about it here.

Yet more special offers are available from Pen & Sword Books.

There's a competition from Your Family Tree Magazine to win tickets to the WDYTYA? Live Fair.

And here's your TV & radio for the coming week from the BBC.

From Twitter:




None of us can boast about the morality of our ancestors.  The record does not show that Adam and Eve were ever married.

[Edgar Watson Howe, US novelist and editor]

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