Towards the end of the calendar year a lot of archives and record offices close temporarily for stock-taking and the like, so always take a little extra care if travelling a long distance to do a bit of research. One especially noticeable closure is that involving the Dorset History Centre - see here.
GenesReunited have announced some new features on their website - see here and here.
The latest Parish Chest eNewsletter is now available - remember to scroll down for all the latest releases.
Irish researchers may wish to check out the latest Eneclann eNewsletter.
Good news for Warwickshire researchers from TNA.
Thanks to James McLaren for pointing out this appeal to help save the archives of Ruskin College, Oxford.
Tips on using the DeceasedOnline database can be found here.
Some interesting questions are posed by this article, entitled When Branches Tangle in a Stepfamily Tree (thanks to @MyHeritage on Twitter)
This forthcoming TV show looks like it may be interesting to us genealogists (thanks to @DebbieKennett on Twitter).
If you're interested in the AncestryDNA service, then take a look at this post on the Ancestry blog. Take note of the second-last paragraph.
Those with research interests in Clerkenwell, London, will want to have a look at this blog post.
Here's your weekly dose of history links, etc., from the Two Nerdy History Girls.
OK, it's from an American angle, but I still found this post of 'Top 10 Genealogy Tools' interesting.
- Friday 12th to Sunday 14th October - 'Back To Our Past' FH Fair, Dublin (see also here);
- Saturday 13th October - Glamorgan FHS FH Fair, Merthyr Tydfil;
- Saturday 13th October - Border History Group Fair, Burslem;
- Saturday 13th October - Andover FH Roadshow;
- Saturday 13th October - Bury St.Edmunds Book Fair;
- Saturday 13th October - 'Further Steps in Family History' day course, Birmingham (need to book);
- Sunday 14th October - Hastings & Rother FHS FH Fair, Hastings;
- Forthcoming Postcard Fairs (please check with organisers before travelling a long distance);
- The BBC's 'Things To Do' page.
More news, etc., available via the BI-Gen Twitter feed.