Friday 26 August 2011

Tourism on the Up


I see that visits to England's tourist attractions are on the increase, according to a BBC report.  I'd like to think that this is down to more of us genealogists being on the historical wander, but I suspect it's more to do with more Brits staying in the country for their hols.  Either way, it's nice to see.

The north of England has had a little bit of a boost record-wise, too, in the last couple of days.  John Reid points out that FamilySearch has added a healthy swathe of Bishops' Transcripts to its holdings, covering most of the northern counties (i.e. the Diocese of Durham).  See his post here.

Liverpool has also got in on the act via the latest release from Ancestry.  Information about their newly-available Quaker Registers, 1635-1958 for the city can be accessed here (thanks again to John Reid for spotting this).

To coincide with the launch of its new-look website, FindMyPast has announced the restructuring of its membership fees.  Website here and fees announcement here.

Spotted on the WDYTYA? website is a chance to win tickets to the forthcoming Irish extravaganza that is the 'Back to Our Past' family history fair in Dublin in October.

Many of you may also be interested in the forthcoming 'Domesday Now' Conference being held at The National Archives on Saturday 17th September.  All relevant information can be accessed through this brief announcement (as far as I can tell, despite being dated 12th August, this announcement has only just popped up on the site.  Hope there are still tickets left).

Those considering subscribing to the e-version of Family Tree Magazine may wish to ponder John Reid's comments on the issue.


The BBC's TV & Radio listing for the week can be found here.


'This Week in History' can be viewed here.

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