Wednesday 19 January 2011

WDYTYA? Up for Award


The BBC's popular genealogy show Who Do You Think You Are? is among the nominees for 'Best Factual Programme' at this year's National TV Awards.  See them blow their own trumpet here, where you will also find a link to register your vote.  Voting ends 26th January.

The Friends of The National Archives Lecture takes place on Wednesday 26th January (6.30pm), and is snappily entitled Science & Sustainability in Cultural Heritage: Building a Resilient Future for The National Archives.  The talk will examine the challenges faced by the culture sector, financial and otherwise.  You'll need to contact them quickly in order to book your seat - see here.

TNA's latest podcast can be found here (Titanic: the official story). have unveiled their latest set of new records, namely the London Land Tax Valuation of 1910.  OK, so its just the capital, but in does contain 70,000 names, together with plenty of information of the houses they lived in.  Worth a look for many of us, then.

Oxford University's Great War Archive is to be extended thanks to an agreement with the Europeana Foundation and the German National Library to collect family memories and digital images of items relating to the First World War in Germany.


Birth of...
James Watt, Scottish Inventor, at Greenock, on 19th January 1736.

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