Wednesday 27 April 2011

Fab Maps


Thanks to John Gasson (of 'The Wandering Genealogist' blog) for bringing a fabulous set of online maps to our attention.  It's the famous early seventeenth century John Speed maps of the UK - see Mr Gasson's post here, where you will find the relevant links.  They really are beautiful pieces of work.


A couple of new resources have popped up on Ancestry, namely, an updated version of the England & Wales GRO Marriage Index for 1916-2005, and a curious collection of Kent records.  For more on the Kent stuff, see here.

For the latest on the ongoing project by the National Library of Wales to digitise its newspaper and periodicals collection, see here.


Part 3 of FindMyPast's series on understanding and interpreting old photos can be found here.


Forthcoming TV & Radio is listed here.


WDYTYA? Magazine's website has a competition to win 3 copies of the DVD of ... well, have a look for yourself!


1908:  Summer Olympics open in London. It should have been held in Rome, but the Italians fell behind in their preparations, then Mount Vesuvius erupted - and the UK stepped in to save the day!

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