Saturday 9 July 2011

A Bit of Everything


Rather like the weather of these glorious shores, we've got a bit of everything today.  So let's get cracking.

There's something for the weekend, entertainment-wise, with some Podcasts, etc:

Lots to catch up on with Chris Paton's ScottishGENES blog.  Among his many noteworthy posts are some interesting avenues of research for Scotland (and, indeed, England & Wales) on the FamilySearch site; a ScotlandsPeople Centre newsflash; and further clarification on those new London Wills that popped up on Ancestry's site a few days ago.  All good stuff, Chris.

Cheshire also seems to have received a boost on the FamilySearch website.  See John Reid's post, here.

A couple of snippets from Ireland.  I mentioned on 2nd July that the National Library of Ireland were preparing to launch a blog - well, here it is.  And users of Ireland Genealogy (formerly can obtain a 25% discount on their website by using the code 'WELCOMEBACK'.  Not entirely sure how the code works, but I got offered it by just being a subscriber to their newsletter - so thought I'd pass the news on.

There is a bit of bad news.  Spotted on the National Library of Wales blog is a bleak outlook for the institution's financial future.  Doesn't make especially pleasant or entertaining reading, but let's hope things don't turn out quite as bad as they are predicting.


HistoryToday magazine's website has released a lengthy piece from its archives on the history of the NHS.  It was written in 1998, but is still well worth a look.

I can see more news coming into my in-tray by the hour, but I shall leave it there for now.  Do call in again on Monday!

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