Friday, 2 March 2012

Mainly Celtic News


We'll begin with Wales, and a new release by TheGenealogist. If you click here, then on 'news' (and scroll down a bit), you'll see what I mean - 14 books, being mainly a set of 'Historical Records' from 1910-29.

The National Library of Scotland seems to have updated its 'Events' page - which includes news about the NLS Roadshow.

The National Library of Ireland has published its latest online newsletter. Plenty of interest in there, including news of their Open Day on 11th March.

The Irish Genealogy News blog has the latest from the Ireland Genealogy Projects Archives.

There's an Irish connection to this one, too. The National Archives have an announcement concerning the forthcoming Titanic centenary - and a link to a dedicated area of their website. See here.

England claims a bit of the limelight, too, though, with the Archive of the Year Award 2012 (from Your Family History Magazine) going to Surrey History Centre - see the presentation ceremony here.

The latest e-newsletter from the Commonwealth War Graves Commission is now available.

A new history blog has popped up on the HistoryToday website - the content being provided by Endeavour Press. It's called 'The Siren', and can be found here.

TV/radio for the coming week.

From Twitter:




The Genealogist - UK census, BMDs and more online


Two entries from the parish register of Flore, Northants...

1765: Within 200 yards of each other are 8 persons living, the youngest 81, the oldest 88.
[interesting that this should be regarded as such a remarkable fact]

1797: An outbreak of measles, which proved very fatal to many.
[there is no mention of any cases that were either slightly or moderately fatal!]

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