As the wake from the weekend's super-fair subsides, we must look ahead instead to forthcoming events. So if you're looking for somewhere to go in the next few days (and beyond) consider the following:
- Thursday 1st March - special FH Help Desk at Manchester City Library;
- Saturday 3rd March - Clitheroe Book Fair;
- Sunday 4th March - Merseyside & Cheshire Family History Fair;
- Sunday 4th March - Wilton Book Fair;
- Postcard Fairs at Penkridge (3rd), Northampton (3rd), Worthing (4th), and Leeds (4th) - see here (please check with organisers before travelling);
- Saturday 17th March - Island History Day (Isle of Dogs) (some events need to be booked);
- The SoG's March programme can be found here;
- Linen Hall Library's March programme can be browsed here;
- PRONI's Titanic 2012 schedule for April (events need to be booked).
One or two bits and pieces from Saturday's WDYTYA? Fair. Firstly there's some interesting speculative comment from Nick Barratt on the future of genealogy; then there's some news and views from an Irish perspective from Claire Santry.
Claire also brings us a bit of news concerning the National Archives of Ireland.
TNA are certainly turning out the Podcasts at quite a rate these days. The latest one to appear is 'The British Red Cross and its Archives'.
FamilySearch has issued an update of 'latest record releases' - including the recent ones for Dorset.
Ruth Blair's genealogical 'recommendations' for the week can be found here.
And, finally, I have been asked to pass on an important message by 'Heir Hunters' firm, Fraser & Fraser. Basically, it concerns an email scam from a source purporting to be from the company which attempts to extract personal info and money from folk. I would therefore urge you all to be aware of the situation, and to have a look at Fraser & Fraser's announcement on the matter.
- Edwardian criminal 'database' (from @genesreunited);
- English Heritage to engage with schools (various sources).
A bit of fun from the archives of 'The Quack Doctor' blog...