FindMyPast have unveiled their latest new record set - Military Nurses who have been awarded the Royal Red Cross. The records span 1883-1994 and include almost 9,000 entries.
As usual (for a Tuesday), here are some forthcoming events:
- Saturday 26th May - Shropshire FHS Open Day & Fair, Shrewsbury;
- Saturday 26th May - WEA Scotland Fife Heritage Day, Glenrothes;
- Friday 25th & Saturday 26th May - London Summer International Book Fair;
- Postcard Fairs at Woking (25th & 26th), Bloomsbury (27th), and Stockport (29th) - see here (please check with organisers before travelling);
- Saturday 9th June - Devon FHS's 'Summer Special' get-together (need to book by 28th May);
- Archives for London also have a couple of events coming up soon - see here;
- Plenty of advance notice for ... the 'Community Archives & Heritage Group's 2012 Conference' in London on 27th June. Dr Nick Barratt will be speaking - further details here;
- One more thing - check out the BBC's 'Things To Do' page (lots on offer - including plenty of history).
Details of the FFHS's 2012 Competition have been released - see here.
The SoG's blog is carrying a story about an appeal to family historians from the BBC.
The May issue of the British Library's 'What's On' newsletter is now available.
A couple of items from the blog of Chris Paton:
And I like this little piece about William Shakespeare's last remaining descendant.
More news available via the BI-Gen Twitter feed.
It seems that we in the UK had 'pavements' (sidewalks?) before the Americans...