Friday 1 July 2011

London Wills


Ancestry have unveiled a brand new resource: London Wills & Probate, 1525-1858 - check out the official announcement.  Additionally, Ancestry have also filled in some of the gaps in its National Probate Calendar for England & Wales - nicely summarised by John Reid, here, and accessible through this handy page.

Irish Roots magazine now produces a monthly newsletter to supplement its quarterly mag - see here.  The magazine's Facebook page also reminds us about the 'Discover Your National Library' exhibition at the National Library of Ireland.


An exciting new website has also been flagged by Irish Roots magazine's Facebook page, namely,, which features a searchable online Irish Emigration database, plus many other interesting bits and bobs.


The BBC History Magazine website provides some great reading today, with a look at household composition trends, as well as its usual batch of weekly 'History Headlines' (a fascinating collection of stories - some quite shocking - but one is a particular stand-out: the online availability of the Reith Lectures, 1948-2010 - wow! - direct link here).


More forthcoming TV & Radio can be found here.


Birth of...
Princess Diana, at Sandringham, in 1961 (would have been her 50th birthday).

1837:  Civil Registration of births, marriages & deaths commences in England & Wales.

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