One of the genealogical world's major players, Genes Reunited, is offering 10% off ALL of its subscriptions between 13th and 26th February. Usually, they only offer discounts on their Platinum subscriptions, so this is quite rare. To take advantage, click on the image below, have a look around - then if you want to subscribe remember to use the code GRFEB10 when making your purchase. It is worth pointing out that if you do go for the Platinum subscription you can get relatively cheap access to the British Newspaper Archive, too, through your Genes Reunited membership. They also have excellent Census and GRO Index coverage too + tons more.
The National Archives have launched a new blog which will carry input from employees across their many different sectors. Read the little intro here, the follow the link to the blog itself.
TNA also have a wee Valentine's special, here.
More romantic stuff here. There, that's it for Valentine's.
Users of the Family Historian software package will want to have a peek at the latest dedicated bulletin. As you can imagine, much of the chat is given over to the pending release of Version 5.
Dick Eastman's blog has an interesting story about the Mormon Church's curious practise of 'baptism for the dead' - see here.
Not very 'genealogical' this one, but map fanatics may be interested in this development from Ordnance Survey.
The latest Lost Cousins newsletter can be found here.
And what about the regular Tuesday events listing, I hear you say? Well, here we go...
- Saturday 18th February - Northwich Family History Fair;
- Friday 17th & Saturday 18th February - Cambridge Book Fair;
- Postcard Fairs at Sittingbourne (18th) and Wirral (19th) - see here (please check with organisers before travelling).
- And of course there's the big one during 24th-26th February.
- Nothing. Too much romantic nonsense.
Oh, go on then - some love quotes. But only ones to make you smile...
Love is temporary insanity curable by marriage.
[Ambrose Bierce, US writer]
Whatever you may look like, marry a man your own age. As your beauty fades, so will his eyesight.
[Phyllis Diller, US actress/comedian]
An archeologist is the best husband any woman can have; the older she gets, the more interested he is in her.
Love at first sight is possible; but it pays to take a second look.