Saturday 28 May 2011

Irish Estate Records Update


The Irish Genealogy News blog has reported on a couple of items of interest.  The first concerns an upgrade to the Irish Landed Estates database.  As blogger Claire Santry points out, the records are of limited direct interest to most of us, but are still a useful tool for gaining an overall picture of the lives of our forebears.

If you're waiting for Roman Catholic records for Dublin to go online, then have a read of this item from IGN.

DeceasedOnline are adding 175,000 burial/cremation records to their database for the county of Northamptonshire - read all about it here.  Those with interests in nearby Cambridgeshire and Leicestershire may also wish to cast their eyes over the news.

The June issue of Best of British magazine has been released.

A couple of new Podcasts have also been unveiled:-
  • The snappily-entitled Modelling for decision-making: simulating the building environment is the latest offering from TNA, and looks at the future care of their collections (surely they could have come up with a more tempting title than that?);
  • The BBC History Magazine offers us a taster of their June issue, here. Michael Wood (BBC’s Domesday Project), David Reynolds (Operation Barbarossa), Angus Konstam (Captain Kidd) and the new CEO of The National Archives all feature.


75 years ago this week, the RMS Queen Mary set sail on her maiden voyage to America - see old footage of her launch and first trip at the HistoryToday website, here.


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