Friday 22 April 2011

SoG News Fest


The SoG blog has issued a series of interesting posts, thus:-
  • Royal Hospital Chelsea visit report (many of you will have an interest in this institution, I'm sure);
  • A report on the London Metropolitan Archives Family History Forum.  Lots of very interesting points to note for those with London interests;
  • The SoG Centenary stamp set! (first mentioned on this blog on 22nd February).
The May issue of WDYTYA? Magazine is now on the market - see here.  The magazine's website also has a series of downloadable family trees of the Royal couple-to-be, here.

It's a couple of days since I checked out Chris Paton's ScottishGenes blog - and it serves me right that I'd a fair bit to catch up on.  Two posts stand out: Origins and Burke's Peerage discounts and a clever way of retrieving the info held at the old ScotsFind site.  Thanks Chris.

TNA also have some news to share.  First of all, they've just bagged the Queen's Award for Enterprise: Innovation 2011 - well, jointly with private firm Tessella - "for developing a system for preserving digital information which has since been adopted by libraries and archives around the world."  Very good - read all about it here.  TNA will also be handed some extra responsibility in the wake of the pending closure of the Museums, Libraries & Archives Council - check out the official news release here


TV & Radio for the coming week can be found here.


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