Wednesday 29 June 2011

Brits in Spain


British volunteer participation in the Spanish Civil War seems to be the flavour of the month.  It's 75 years this year since it all kicked off, of course, and The National Archives are getting into the spirit of things with a timely record release - see details here.  If it's a topic you're interested in, then further recent mentions appear here and here - the latter being a series of free events on the topic.

Records relating to another civil war of sorts makes the news with the release, by FindMyPast Ireland, of the Sinn Fein Rebellion Handbook of 1917.

Belfast's Linen Hall Library is 'breaking new ground' (its own words) with the release of its first batch of historical e-books - all freely-available by clicking here and following the link (where you will find more texts).


Spotted on the Your Family History Facebook page, is the extraordinary online resource that is the Dictionary of Traded Goods and Commodities at the British History Online site.  Don't be put off by the title - have a look!


Nice piece from US TV about the (very) extended family tree of George W.Bush.  The more I read about this sort of thing the less surprised I am.  We are all a good deal more closely related than we dare to imagine, trust me.

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