Thursday 25 August 2011

Gwent Records


Welsh researchers will be interested to learn that FindMyPast have released almost 80,000 new parish records for Gwent for the period 1634-1933.

A number of new military records have been added to the GenesReunited site - see Chris Paton's report on the story, here.  Mainly WWI stuff, but Boer War researchers should also take a look, too.

Though (at the time of writing) the news has yet to appear on their website, it has been reported in a couple of places that the London Family History Centre will be temporarily relocating to the Reading Room of The National Archives (from 13th September) during its period of closure.

The Irish Genealogical Research Society is celebrating its 75th anniversary with a special symposium on Saturday 1st October to be held in London.  Check out their programme for the day and booking arrangements/details here.  As places are limited it seems pointless me mentioning this 'do' again, so please act now if you're interested!

A reminder to you all that the Heritage Open Days are getting ever nearer (8th-11th September).  You don't need me to tell you what this very special weekend is all about.  Check out the official website to see what's on offer in your neck of the woods.


The eighth article in FindMyPast's series on understanding and interpreting old photographs (courtesy of expert Jayne Shrimpton) can be found here.


If you'd like a recap of last night's Who Do You Think Your Are? TV show, then have a look here.  Might spoil your enjoyment, though, if you haven't yet seen the programme (it should be available on the BBC iPlayer soon).

Several sources have also mentioned an appeal for help from BBC Radio Scotland in the compilation of their forthcoming Digging Up Your Roots series - see the SoG version of the story here.

And here are a few a few TV/Radio shows to look out for in the coming week.

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