Many of you may have heard about the fire at the National Library of Wales. For a neat overview check out Chris Paton's short post on the topic. Chris also highlights an important recent press release from the NLW re. copyright issues.
Here's a fascinating story via blogger Dick Eastman (thanks also to @SueWilkesauthor on Twitter).
The 'Abroad in theYard' blog has an interesting piece on red-heads.
If you're deeply into Scottish genealogical research - especially as a profession - then you'll want to keep tabs on these recent developments.
There have been a few updates made to Ancestry's records - have a quick look here (1911 Census + Liverpool stuff).
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Want to know about Inquisitions Post Mortem? Here's a good spot by @CharlotteFrost1 via Twitter.
Dabbled in genetic genealogy lately? Then take this survey by John D Reid.
Thanks to @MyHeritage on Twitter for this story about three sisters born in nine months ... and they're not triplets!
A couple of new podcasts have appeared on TNA's website. Click here, and browse through all they have to offer.
Here's your weekly dose of history links from the Two Nerdy History Girls.
- Saturday 4th May - Gloucestershire FHS Family History Fair & Open Day, Gloucester;
- Saturday 4th May - Market Harborough Book Fair;
- Sunday 5th May - Travel & Exploration Book Fair, London;
- May programme at Gresham College, London (free & open to all);
- May events at SoG;
- Events at the National Library of Scotland;
- Events at the National Library of Ireland;
- May events at Linen Hall Library, Belfast;
- Advance warning: 11th May - Scottish Association of FHS Conference, Galashiels;
- Not sure if you've still time to book for... the Irish Genealogical Research Society Open Day in London on 11th May;
- More Irish events ... and here ... and here ... and here (thanks Claire!);
- Upcoming Postcard Fairs (please check with organisers before travelling a long way);
- The BBC's 'Things To Do' page.
Don't forget the BI-Gen Twitter feed.
Via @AncestryUK on Twitter...