Thursday 14 April 2011

Jewish Ancestry?


The Jewish Genealogical Society of Great Britain is holding its 9th Annual Northern Conference in Manchester on Sunday 8th May.  To learn more, visit the website and click on the link on the right-hand side of the page, which will take you to the conference's dedicated newsletter and booking form.  I couldn't help but notice, too, that the homepage has a link to the 1851 Anglo-Jewry Database which is open to everyone.  No luck for my surname, but there might be for yours!

The Ulster Historical Foundation (aka AncestryIreland) has a couple of items of interest on their website.  Click on the link above, then you'll see further links to its Autumn School in October, and its Ulster-Scots Luxury Tour in September.  I only mention them now as they're likely to fill up rather quickly.  Also, the Foundation's sister site, BooksIreland, is running a free p&p week during 14th-21st April.


This comes to me third-hand via Chris Paton's ScottishGENES blog: a splendid website dedicated to British Military Nurses from 1875. Hidden in its pages are to be found an index or two, so look carefully.


TNA's website is looking back at the Festival of Britain, which opened almost 60 years ago on 3rd May 1951.  There are some interesting links to move through, including a special Podcast to lend your ear to.

The Family Recorder blog has an interesting and unusual piece on the historical treatment of ailments and diseases, here.

And a couple of posts on the MyHeritage blog contain some content of note.  Firstly, there's an interview with Mark Pearsall of The National Archives; and there's a moving piece concerning a reunion in the USA in their regular 'Families Around the World' feature.


1931:  The Highway Code is first issued;
1983:  First cordless telephone goes on sale in the UK.

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