Those with WWI memorabilia may wish to take part in the Europeana WWI Family History Roadshows, which includes stops in Preston and Dublin. More info on the scheme here and here.
Check out a helpful article from FMP Ireland entitled The Quagmire of Administrative Districts (Pt 1).
Another spot of Irish (media) news can be found here.
I see the handouts for the presentations/workshops from the WDYTYA? Fair have started appearing online on the SoG website.
Folk on the look-out for a bit of genealogical study may wish to take in John D Reid's recent blog post, here.
The latest Parish Chest newsletter is up for grabs - see here (remember to scroll down for all those updates!).
Chris Paton (and his informer) have brought to our attention the launch of a new website for East Lothian researchers - check out the relevant post here.
And here is your list of forthcoming events:
- Saturday 10th March - NYCRO's Local & Family History Day, Harrogate;
- Sunday 11th March - Sussex & South London Family History Fair, Crawley;
- Sunday 11th March - National Library of Ireland Open Day;
- Sunday 11th March - National Library of Scotland Roadshow at Giffnock;
- Friday 9th & Saturday 10th March - Edinburgh Book Fair;
- Saturday 10th March - Oundle Book Fair;
- Postcard Fairs at Exeter (10th), Hastings (10th), Chichester (11th) and Nottingham (13th) - see here (please check with organisers before travelling).
A few, more distant, events (at which advance booking may be necessary):
- Saturday 17th March - Island History Day (Isle of Dogs);
- Saturday 17th March - Irish Family History Day at South Shields Central Library (ring 0191 4247860 for further info);
- Saturday 31st March - Cork Genealogical Society Conference;
- Saturday 28th April - 'A Day in Sevenoaks' NWKFHS AGM/FHDay' (need to book by 16th March).
A man's children and his garden both reflect the amount of weeding done during the growing season.
A father is a man who expects his son to be as good a man as he meant to be.
[Frank A Clark, US writer/cartoonist]
Fathers should neither be seen nor heard. That is the only proper basis for family life."