In my continued efforts to catch up with the genea news after my week out of the loop, I ran my eye over the Society of Genealogists' blog this morning. A few items sprung out, thus:
- SoG Conference: 175 Years of Civil Registration (29th September);
- The Victorian Way of Death (half-day course on 18th August);
- Sporting Ancestors: Some Resources in the SoG Library, part 1 and part 2.
Likewise, the excellent Public Libraries News blog has been hyper-active in my absence. Three posts I should like to bring to your attention are:
- Libraries are changing and even thriving;
- 101 ways to skin a cat/save a library;
- Surrey choose volunteers over paid staff at the same cost.
My apologies for omitting a major event from yesterday's events listing. Welsh persons may well be very interested indeed in the National Eisteddfod of Wales taking place over 4-11th August.
Oh, and blogger Chris Paton has pointed out an Irish seminar and a Scottish conference which may interest many of you.
I have been asked to give a little publicity to an extensive series of lectures during August at the National Library of Ireland, which can be found on the NLI's events page. Great stuff!
Episode 9 of The Family History Show is now available - check it out here.
More info from Randy Seaver on just which UK databases can be found on the US-orientated FindMyPast.com.
It seems that some, limited access is available at the 'temporarily closed' Scottish Catholic Archives - see the message near the top of their homepage.
The latest e-newsletter from the Commonwealth War Graves Commission is available here.
HistoryToday magazine are currently offering 10% off subscriptions.
And don't forget the BI-Gen Twitter feed.