I'd almost forgotten about this, but of course May is 'Local History Month'. The best there is on offer as regards a central website is (as far as I know) this effort from The Historical Association. Even better ... just pop along to your local library for a booklet and/or relevant guidance. There's lots going on!
Still thinking about joining The National Archives' 'Community' website/forum? Read all about it here.
Here's a regular read that gets better and better: the Institute of Heraldic & Genealogical Studies newsletter.
Have a historical interest in the Essex police force? See here.
Latest newsletter from the Community Archives & Heritage Group.
Here's a useful list which has just been updated: GenealogyInTime's 'First Name Abbreviations'.
Latest Podcast from TNA.
Two useful posts from blogger Chris Paton:
London map enthusiasts may be interested in this from the British Library (thanks to @CharlotteFrost1 on Twitter).
The latest Eneclann newsletter is now available.
Scots Italian? See here (thanks to @ScotlandsPeople on Twitter).
More Scots stuff: the latest issue of 'Broadsheet'.
Need research help or wanna give it? See Mocavo's new service, here.
Here's your weekly collection of history links from the Two Nerdy History Girls.
- Friday 10th & Saturday 11th May - History & Genealogy Village, Dun Laoghaire, Dublin;
- Saturday 11th May - Scottish Association of FHS Conference, Galashiels;
- Saturday 11th May - Sussex FHG Local & Family History Fair, Haywards Heath;
- Saturday 11th May - Romany & Traveller FHS Society Day, Weston-super-Mare;
- Saturday 11th May - Darlington Book Fair;
- Sunday 12th May - Dorchester Book Fair;
- Advance warning of the South Ayrshire History & Family History Fair on 1st June in Troon (booking required for talks);
- Advance warning of the Archives for London Seminar: Volunteering in the Archives Sector, LMA 6th June (booking essential);
- Upcoming Postcard Fairs (please check with organisers before travelling a long way). There is also a postcard fair at Kinross Church Centre, High Street, Kinross, on 11th May, 10.30am-4pm (contact: Gareth Burgess on 01368 860365);
- BBC's 'Things To Do' page.
And don't forget about the BI-Gen Twitter feed.
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