Wednesday 1 June 2011

Good News for Dorset


Ancestry has added a huge chunk of parish register and wills material to its collections relating to Dorset.  It basically amounts to PR stuff 1813-2001 and wills & probate 1565-1858 - see the announcement here.

A new, completely free, online magazine has appeared on the scene called Warfare, produced by Wharncliffe Publishing.  Check it out here.  I tried the links and everything worked out fine - a pretty neat effort, actually.

The folk at HistoryToday magazine have a special offer on for new subscribers - see here.

ReadIreland has published another batch of Irish book reviews.  From the website click on 'Read Ireland Book News'.

Here's another list of historical things to see and do in June.

And following the passing, yesterday, of the centenary of the launch of the Titanic, here's a look back at the old ship's birth.


Irish Roots magazine's Facebook page has flagged an interesting new site called BillionGraves.  There's a neat intro to the same here, and the site itself can be found here.  OK, so it's only for iPhones at the moment and it's US-based, but it may be the start of something big worldwide.


There's an interesting little piece on the history of dirt, here.  Yes, dirt.


Birth of...
Brigham Young, US Mormon Leader, in 1801.

1946:  Introduction of TV licences in the UK (£2).

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