Friday, 15 June 2012

Friday's Genealogical Bits & Pieces

The latest Podcast from The National Archives is up for grabs (Tracing Merchant Seamen, 1857-1918).

There's also quite an interesting post on TNA's blog about mapping 'the Tube'.

The National Archives of Scotland's website carries a few new items of interest (Jubilee exhibition / West Register House access restrictions, etc.) - see here.

Many of you may be interested in the new exhibition opening at the National Library of Scotland, Going to the Pictures: Scotland at the Cinema.

As is the tradition, the latest prominent American politician to feature heavily in the news, Mitt Romney, has his ancestral roots examined by the media - see here.

I should like to direct all Irish researchers to Claire Santry's Irish Genealogy News blog, where there has been a burst of activity over the past few days - mainly minor stuff, but none of which should go un-noted by those with an interest in this part of the world.

I see the ITV Wales archive is to be donated to the National Library of Wales.

A 'Britishness' survey on the brightsolid website provides a little bit of interest for us genealogists.

Irish specialists, Eneclann, have a few items for sale - see here (also note the items at the top of the list).

There are a couple of fascinating articles about genetics, here and here.

And from the BBC's HistoryExtra website:

More news, etc., available via the BI-Gen Twitter feed.

Not very genealogical, I'm afraid - or even British/Irish - just downright horrific...

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