The big news of the week has to be the latest big-name collaborations - the first between FamilySearch and MyHeritage (see here) and the second between FamilySearch and DC Thomson Family History (who run FindMyPast, etc.) - see one version of the story here. And blogger John D Reid gives a nice overview of recent 'partnership' moves here. All sounds very promising for us genealogists.
An important news release from DeceasedOnline (especially for Redcar & Cleveland researchers). There is a related blog post, too.
There's been quite a rush of new podcasts from TNA - begin your browsing here.
And then there's TNA's October e-newsletter.
It is always a good idea to periodically call in at the British Newspaper Archive website to check out recent additions to their digitised collection.
Latest NewsFlash from the GOONS.
News re. London's Probate Search Rooms.
Some great tips, etc., from blogger Christine Woodcock:
- Index of Scottish Blacksmiths (and the rest of the UK, too!);
- Dictionary of Scottish Architects;
- UK Trades Unions Records;
- Argyll Estates Papers.
And lots of Irish stuff from Claire Santry:
- IGRS launches new database;
- Pt 1 of Claire's reports from the 'Back To Our Past' fair;
- RootsIreland offer;
- IGPA additions.
Oh, and check out important recent Irish additions to Ancestry at their 'updates' page.
You may find this article useful: 3 Ways to Access Family History Library Materials Remotely.
A worldwide genealogy news round-up from GenealogyInTime.
FindMyPast have taken a look at the family history of Adrian Edmondson.
The latest history links round-up from the Two Nerdy History Girls.
And here's a history crossword.
The usual weekend stuff from the BBC:
- Saturday 26th October - Cambridgeshire FHS Family History Fair;
- Saturday 26th October - West Surrey FHS Open Day;
- Saturday 26th October - Newry City Library Family History Fair;
- Saturday 26th October - Lyme Regis Book Fair;
- Saturday 26th October - Uppingham Book Fair;
- Upcoming Postcard Fairs (please check with organisers before travelling a long way);
- The BBC's 'Things To Do' page.
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