Access to the 1911 Census for England & Wales is free during 11th-14th May at Ancestry.co.uk - though you will have to register for a free account (easy enough). This is too good an opportunity to miss for any non-members!
Here's an interesting one: it's 200 years today since the murder of British prime minister, Spencer Perceval - the only PM to be assassinated (well, so far!). Read the story on the The National Archives' blog, here.
There's more from the TNA in the shape of a little presentation about the organisation's new catalogue, Discovery.
Oh, and TNA also have another Podcast for us: 'Medieval Queens in The National Archives'.
Claire Santry has a few Irish bits and pieces over at her Irish Genealogy News blog.
Looking for something to do on 1st June? Check out the SoG's Jubilee street party!
The usual Friday offerings from the BBC History website:
- The week's 'History Headlines';
- 'Out & About' this weekend;
- Latest history podcast;
- TV & radio for the coming week;
- The Beeb's 'History TV On Demand' service.
More news and stories available at the BI-Gen Twitter feed.
Oh, one more thing. Not very historical, but two amazing videos to check out. Follow this link for the first, then look in the 'comments' for the second. And there are more similar offerings in the YouTube bar at the RH side of the second link. Hope you enjoy them.
How to shock a German tourist...