From the week commencing Monday 10th September 2012, Tower Hamlets Local History Library & Archives will be temporarily closed for maintenance work. They expect to re-open a little after Christmas, though enquiries may still be made via phone and email. Websites here and here (not sure which is the official one!).
Episode 10 of The Family History Show is now available.
More on last week's episode of WDYTYA? (Patrick Stewart)
Here's a thought-provoking piece by Peter Clifford entitled Genealogy software - the next generation.
The latest newsletter of the 'Ireland Reaching Out' project can be found here.
Lots more Irish stuff via Claire Santry:
- Ireland Genealogy Projects Archives update;
- 'Back to Our Past' half-price entry voucher;
- Armagh, Cork & Waterford news.
A new book from the British Library - London: A History in Maps.
Here's an interesting piece about the oldest and largest family tree in history.
If you're fairly new to family history research, you may wish to keep up with Nicola Elsom's series of helpful posts.
I hope you will excuse a little plug for the new 'English National Football Archive' website - see article here. The reason I mention it is that the chap behind the database, Tony Brown, is the guy who published my own footie book a couple of years back (see here) - so he can certainly be trusted. Check it out if you're into the history of English football.
A useful website for Cornish researchers.
Wanna free mag on the history of medicine? Check out Chris Paton's post, here. Chris also points us in the direction of some online Scottish newspapers.
Ruth Blair points out a website featuring Irish voices from times past.
The Thing About Scottish Clans makes interesting reading.
The latest list of history links from the Two Nerdy History Girls.
And here are your forthcoming events of interest:
- Saturday 8th September - National Family History Fair, Newcastle-upon-Tyne (if you want to buy tickets for the talks on the day then get there early);
- Saturday 8th September - Lichfield Book Fair;
- Saturday 8th September - PRONI Open Day;
- Saturday 8th September - Essex Record Office Open Day;
- Saturday 8th & Sunday 9th September - National Army Museum Book Festival - now CANCELLED;
- Thursday 6th-Sunday 9th September - Heritage Open Days;
- 7th-14th September - Angus Heritage Week;
- A couple of events have been added to the National Library of Scotland website;
- List of forthcoming talks by Scottish FHSs;
- List of Irish events for September;
- A little bit advance notice about the Catholic FHS's 2012 Conference in London on 20th October - see here.
- Postcard Fairs at Exeter (8th), Guildford (8th) and Chichester (9th) - see here. Please check with organisers before travelling a long distance;
- BBC's 'Things To Do' page.
The BI-Gen Twitter feed will continue to entertain you until Friday's posting.
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