The Easter weekend is over, so let's all wake up and try to get the genea world moving again. Still struggling to find any major news items, I'm afraid, but we'll do the best we can.
Let's begin with some 'forthcoming events'...
- Saturday 14th April - Gloucestershire FHS Open Day;
- Saturday 14th April - Leicestershire & Rutland FHS 'Titanic' Open Day;
- Saturday 14th April - Lanarkshire FHS's 'Irish & Scottish Family History Day', Blantyre;
- Saturday 14th April - Haydock Park Book Fair;
- Saturday 14th April - Bury St. Edmunds Book Fair;
- Several forthcoming talks from our Scottish FHSs can be found here;
- Major Postcard Fair at York on Friday 13th and Saturday 14th April - see here;
- A reminder that the GOONS Conference & AGM over 13th-15th April will be broadcast live online - see here.
An important piece of news regarding the future of the UK's public libraries slipped under my radar last week - check out how the campaign to save Surrey's libraries took a turn for the better, here.
The techies among you may be interested in the new version of the MyHeritage Mobile App.
Blogger John D Reid provides a helpful summary of developments on the FamilySearch website for Norfolk researchers.
A quick mention for a neat blog called 'A Rebel Hand', which will be of great interest to those researching the subject of transportation to Australia. Some fascinating little insights into a tough old world - even for those of us with no Australian links.
An excellent blog for the seedier side of Britain's social history can be found at 'The Georgian Bawdyhouse'.
The Two Nerdy History Girls present their weekly round-up of interesting history links, here.
I quite like this Titanic Infographic as flagged by the Genea-Musings blog.
Recent tweets and retweets by me on Twitter can be found at twitter.com/HistoryMick - some interesting stuff there, so have a look.
Epitaph from old Grey Friars, Edinburgh:
Here snug in grave my wife doth lie;
Now she's at rest and so am I.