Sunday 6 March 2011

HOD Build-up Begins


OK, so it's not family history news, but us genealogists all love the Heritage Open Days, don't we?  Well, this year the event is to be held over 8th-11th September - and if you're closely involved with the goings-on then you may wish to pop along to one of the forthcoming workshops at Morpeth, St.Helens or London - see here.  Booking deadline is 11th March.

International Women's Day is almost upon us (8th March) - and it's celebrating its centenary this year.  A couple of places to start if you're interested in learning more are here and here.

And WDYTYA? Magazine has a new Facebook page.


An interview with Neil Fraser from BBC's Heir Hunters can be found here.

And an interesting illustrative piece from The Wandering Genealogist can be found here.  A lesson for us all, I think.


Death of...
George Formby, aged 56, in Liverpool, in 1961. 100,000 line the streets at his funeral.

1902:  British soldiers were granted the right to wear spectacles on or off duty;
1987:  Zeebrugge Ferry Disaster claims the lives of 193 people.

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