Saturday, 26 October 2013

Genealogy News - 26th October

Let's begin this week with the ever-informative Lost Cousins Newsletter. This time around, Peter Calver spends a good deal of time pondering electoral registers - but there is plenty more to entertain besides.

If you think you may be interested in the Scottish 1920 Valuation Rolls then see here. They're due for release on 28th October.

Check out TheGenealogist's new 'Image Archive'.

More news from DeceasedOnline re. their recent Redcar & Cleveland record release (there's also a link to a related blog post which outlines changes to their website).

A couple of new additions have been made to the Scottish Association of FHS's website. From the homepage take a look down the left-hand side where you will see the options for 'Burial Grounds' and 'Pre-1841 Population Lists'.

Irish researchers may wish to check out this special offer.

And Claire Santry offers up the following Irish news:

Some noteworthy posts from Chris Paton:

Here's an interesting article about graveyard statues.

More on the recent London Probate Service move.

An appeal for volunteers by The National Archives.

New podcasts continue to be uploaded by The National Archives - see here.

Newly-added at Ancestry: Bedfordshire Gaol Index.

Newly-added at FamilySearch: Norfolk Bishops' Transcripts.

Latest batch of interesting history links from the Two Nerdy History Girls.

The regular weekly features from the BBC:

And, of course, your forthcoming events:

Latest news can be found at the BI-Gen Twitter feed.

Saturday, 19 October 2013

Genealogy News - 19th October

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:

And lots of Irish stuff from Claire Santry:

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:

Forthcoming events:

Latest news can be found at the BI-Gen Twitter feed.

Saturday, 12 October 2013

Genealogy News - 12th October

OK then, we'll kick off (as we so often do) with Peter Calver's excellent Lost Cousins newsletter.

If you're interested in what's going-on at TheGenealogist/S&N Genealogy Supplies, then you should bookmark this page - where you will find their latest releases (most recent being Militia records and Cheshire stuff).

Important news from TNA/DeceasedOnline.

A couple of news items from TNA:

Have an Electrical Engineering Apprentice in your family? Take a look at the latest release from FindMyPast.

An interesting report/update on Scottish developments from Chris Paton.

Latest update from the Parish Chest.

Another (free) issue of Irish Lives Remembered has been uploaded.

Latest Eneclann newsletter.

An interesting article from the BBC about 'Death in the Digital Age'.

Welsh researchers take note, here.

Looking for Scottish university records?

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

Usual stuff from the BBC:

And, of course, here's your forthcoming events:

Latest news can be found at the BI-Gen Twitter feed.

Saturday, 5 October 2013

Genealogy News - 5th October

There isn't very much to report on this weekend - at least nothing major. Plenty of minor bits and bobs, though...

First up, there's the latest (and very useful) issue of the IHGS newsletter.

A couple of news items pertaining to Ancestry:

You may wish to keep up with recent developments at brightsolid.

October e-bulletin from Essex Record Office.

Interested in Lancashire, Cheshire or Yorkshire? This lot at FamilySearch has just been uploaded.

And here's the recently-released CWGC October newsletter.

Claire Santry's always-excellent Irish Genealogy News blog has the following stories:

Check out the latest offers at - especially, perhaps, the £5 voucher offer for FindMyPast.

November issue of Family Tree magazine.

Latest issue of WDYTYA? Magazine.

Jacobite Rebellion Ships Lists.

A couple of useful how-to guides:

Those of you with research issues surrounding UK nationality and citizenship may wish to take a look at this TNA post.

A worldwide genealogy round-up from GenealogyInTime.

Hello, this is an interesting one: DNA Memorials.

Entertaining history links round-up from the Two Nerdy History Girls.

Latest from the Beeb:

Forthcoming events:

Latest news can be found at the BI-Gen Twitter feed.

Ending soon!

Totally non-genealogical and in totally bad taste...