Tuesday 5 February 2013

Genealogy News - 5th February

In case you've been on another planet these past few days, I feel I'd better begin with the most obvious news item. Arguably the biggest genealogy-related news story to hit the headlines for many a year is the small matter of the 'king in the car park' find of Richard III's remains. It'll not take you long to find the story online - but here's a brief overview from the BBC. The rather eccentric Channel 4 programme on the topic as shown last night can be found here. What a story, eh? Hopefully, we'll learn a little more about the genealogy/genetics involved with a further TV special in due course (please?).

The SoG blog has a helpful guide to the Caird Library at the National Maritime Museum.

Military enthusiasts will be interested in TNA's latest podcast.

FindMyPast Ireland have released new Roscommon records.

Want to search the IGI using batch numbers? See this post by Nick Thorne.

Blogger Audrey Collins reminds us that things were a good deal different in the old days with her post 'No Paperwork Required'.

Here's the latest National Library of Ireland e-newsletter. And there's more from the same part of the world with the latest 'Ireland Reaching Out' newsletter.

The latest bulletin from the Community Archives & Heritage Group is available here.

Plenty of advance notice about this year's Catholic FHS Day Conference & AGM.

The usual round-up of entertaining history links from the Two Nerdy History Girls.

TNA gives us more re. LGBT Month.

Back to Ireland with blogger Claire Santry: latest Ireland Genealogy Projects Archives news and a new County Clare book.

Two good spots by Chris Paton: Hants Record Office workshops and Islay FHS to close.

Last shout for the special offer/appeal from professional genealogist, Anthony Adolph - see my blog post of 29th January, and scroll down a bit (offer ends 6th February).

There's virtually nothing happening, events-wise, at the moment...
  • Firstly, there are no local or family history fairs this weekend of which I know, nor have any book fairs been brought to my attention;
  • There are a few upcoming Postcard Fairs (please check with organisers before travelling a long way);
  • Some Irish events;
  • And you can always try the History Section of the BBC's 'Things To Do' page.

Don't forget to check in regularly at the BI-Gen Twitter feed for more bits and bobs (most of which don't make it onto this blog).

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