Friday 2 September 2011

Merchant Navy Records


Today's big news comes from FindMyPast, who have released 1 million UK Merchant Navy Seaman records covering 1918-41.  All very appropriate, as its Merchant Navy Day tomorrow (3rd).

The National Library of Ireland's latest newsletter can be found here.  One or two bits of interest to the genealogist in there.

The HistoryToday Magazine website has a couple of items worth casting your eyes over.  Firstly, there's their Podcasts page; then there's an 'Events Listing' page for September.

In a similar vein, the BBC's HistoryExtra website has a handy 'Out and About' section for the coming weeks.


More from the BBC can be found in this week's selection of 'History Headlines' - which you should certainly take in, with plenty of stories to tickle the genealogist's fancy.  There's a piece about the Black Death bacterium, plus an interesting article about genetics and our ancient past.


And there's the usual TV & Radio schedule for the week ahead.  In a fabulous-looking listing, we have the start of the long-awaited Reel History of Britain (to which family historians donated much material), Nelson's Navy: Back From the Dead and World War II's Luckiest Man Revealed.  Get that diary out.

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