Sunday 29 May 2011

East Anglian Bonanza


John Reid's Anglo-Celtic Connections blog has brought to our attention the existence of a handful of very useful websites devoted to the eastern reaches of England, namely, Norfolk and Suffolk.  Check out John's post, here, where you will find all the relevant detail and, of course, the links.

Additionally, GeneaBloggers' weekly release of new family history blogs can be found here.


One of the more unusual genealogical stories of the month concerns the spotting of a Bee Gee in Paisley, Scotland.  A few bloggers have noted the event, nicely summarised by Carolyn McNicholl, here (with some extra links in her piece for good measure).

An interesting Podcast about FindMyPast Ireland has been posted by Dick Eastman, here (it's the link just below the shamrock).  Thanks to Chris Paton for the tip-off.

And if you're the sort who likes to keep abreast of history exhibitions and the like, then you may wish to bookmark the new feature on the HistoryToday website, here.  Obviously, it is difficult to get true national coverage of this sort of thing, but it's not a bad effort, with regional sections to browse through.


1871:  Whit Monday, the UK's first ever official Bank Holiday - following the Bank Holidays Act of 1871;
1953:  Mt Everest conquered by Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay.


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