With my hernia operation behind me (thanks to all the well-wishers) and all the rigmarole surrounding my Cuthbert Ottaway project over, too (see here and here), it's time to get back to all things genealogical. Not that there's a great deal to report on this week, though...
First of all, here's the latest Lost Cousins Newsletter.
I see that millions of school records are to be digitised.
Something for Sussex researchers.
A new criminal records release from TheGenealogist.
And as for TheGenealogist, you may wish to try a free trial.
Latest issue of 'Irish Roots' magazine.
Don't forget that you can get free access to the 1911 Census of England and Wales at Ancestry - and by clicking back to their main homepage you should see that they also have an offer (until 26th) for free access to all UK Census records 1841-1911. Fill yer boots!
Ancestry users may also wish to take in this news. And if you're interested in West Yorkshire or in British WWII PoWs then check out Ancestry's 'updates page'.
Thanks to Beryl Evans at the FFHS for guiding us to the latest news on developments in Manchester.
Thanks to Vicky Rea / FFHS for the following announcement:
The Royal Free Hospital is transferring its archive collections to London Metropolitan Archives. The reading room at the Royal Free Archive Centre will close on 13 September. The collections are due to become available at the LMA in early 2014. During the move, we will continue to answer as many remote enquiries as possible, subject to staff and document availability.
I see that The National Archives' online presence is to be improved - see here. And TNA also has something of interest for railway history enthusiasts.
Here are some handy preservation tips from the National Library of Ireland.
Some important Limerick news.
Usual weekly stuff from the BBC:
- Saturday 31st August - Family History Day, Haddington;
- Saturday 31st August - North of Ireland FHS Open Day, Newtownabbey;
- Saturday 31st August - Stratford on Avon Book Fair;
- Sunday 1st September - Dartmoor Book Fair, Tavistock;
- Saturday 7th September - The National Family History Fair, Newcastle;
- Saturday 7th September - IHGS course: The Foundations of Family History;
- Upcoming SoG events;
- National Library of Scotland events;
- Saturday 14th September - Essex Record Office Open Day;
- Upcoming Postcard Fairs (please check with organisers before travelling a long way);
- Advance notice of PRONI's 'Exploring Family History Lecture Series' in Oct/Nov (more PRONI events here);
- Booking has now opened for the GOONS seminar on colonial records at TNA on 16th November;
- The BBC's 'Things To Do' page.
Keep up to date with the latest genealogy news at the BI-Gen Twitter feed.
The Oldest Person Ever?
(thanks to Michael J Leclerc's post)