Here's a worthy call for action for us local and family historians if ever there was one. The 'Speak Up For Libraries' campaign, a "coalition of organisations and campaigners working to protect libraries and library staff", is working towards a rally and lobby on 13th March. Do tag along if you can!
Episode 4 of The Family History Show is now available. This instalment features the usual batch of tips, case histories and, of course, a visit to a major repository - this time we have Else Churchill telling us about the Society of Genealogists. I haven't even viewed it myself yet, but will do so after I've posted this blog entry - and here's the link!
The news of the death of singer Whitney Houston came as quite a shock. MyHeritage are quick off the mark with a look at her family tree, here.
I see that Cornwall FHS has a new home. Thanks to Chris Paton's post on the story, here.
Dick Eastman's blog has an interesting lead into a story about the dangers of inbreeding in Iceland.
The British Library has a piece on Anglo-Asian heritage - a touring exhibition, website, and educational activities.
Users of the specialist genealogy search engine, Mocavo, may wish to read about their new 'Genealogy Discovery Stream' feature.
And if you've a few moments to spare after leaving this blog entry, you may care to cast your eyes over the weekly links summary from the Two Nerdy History Girls blog.
Time for more clergyman comment from the 1816 census of Rothbury, Northumberland...
William Davison is a joiner, his mother lives with him, a brother and a sister. He has 2 apprentices. Of these, 1 is a churchman and has a Prayer book. The other and all the family are Presbyterian. There are 4 Bibles in the house which is dirty and the inhabitants ill favoured and ill mannered, except for the joiner.