Monday 13 February 2012

Speak Up For Libraries

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.

From Twitter:

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.

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