Friday, 6 April 2012

Titanic (again), plus other stuff

FindMyPast have launched two new sets of Titanic/maritime records: the 'White Star Line Officers' books' and 'Maritime Births, Marriages & Deaths' - see the announcement here.

FMP have also published the second piece in their 'Famous Family Trees' series of articles, with a look at the ancestry of actress, Anne Reid.

The Mocavo blog seems to get busier and busier. Most of the posts of late (as with many of the genealogy sites) have concerned the 1940 US Census - but here's an interesting one concerning Mocavo's 'Document & OCR Publishing Platform'. Cutting edge stuff.

TNA's latest podcast ('When Sport Meets the Law') can be found here.

Here's the April podcast from the HistoryToday website.

Another interesting podcast has been flagged by blogger Ruth Blair on the subject of the Irish girls sent to Australia after The Great Famine. Ruth also has a month's worth of advice for Irish researchers.

Continuing the Irish theme, here's some notable photographic news from the National Library of Ireland.

Chris Paton has posted a link to a newspaper story concerning plans for a new archive facility in West Yorkshire.

Carrying on from yesterday's attempt to persuade you all to sign up to Twitter, by following this link you should be able to see a history of my own Tweets (which is what you'll get if you 'follow' me). Yesterday was a busy day, as you can see - and I'll be updating my tweets shortly after I've posted this blog entry.

Finally, there's a good deal of historical reading to be found at the BBC's HistoryExtra website - including History Headlines for the week, an Out & About feature, another Podcast (Falklands War), and of course your TV/radio for the coming week - see here (TV link here).

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