Friday 27 May 2011

Hitler in the 1911 Census


We open with a fascinating find by the folks at FindMyPast, who have uncovered the half-brother of Adolf Hitler in the 1911 UK Census. What an extraordinary discovery!

FindMyPast also feature a lengthy piece (part 5 in the series) on understanding & interpreting old photos.  A splendid series this by Jayne Shrimpton - well done FMP.

Whilst I'm on the subject of 'articles', I should mention that the BBC's HistoryExtra website has published its weekly History Headlines; and there is a little piece on the family history of the TV star Oprah Winfrey, here.


Chris Paton has brought our attention to the launch of a new microsite from the British Library Newspaper Archive - see his post here.  But never mind that, for if you have Scottish interests you should most certainly go direct to Chris's main blog page, here, and catch up on all the recent news from north of the border.  There have been lots of developments in Scotland of late, and we all know that Chris is the man to turn to! Among the news items featured are: a new museum for Glasgow, news from the National Library of Scotland, the latest bulletin from the Scottish Council of Archives ... and lots of other stuff besides.

That excellent online resource, British History Online, has added a couple of sets of London records to its database - see here and here.

And a reminder to Welsh researchers that Anglesey Archives are about to temporarily close - see here. Today (27th) will be the last day of normal service.


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

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