Monday 5 September 2011



Just in case you haven't yet seen it, you may care to visit the government's e-petition website and join the campaign for reduced fees for 'research copies' of birth, marriage and death certificates in England & Wales - see here.  Do it now before you forget - even if you're Irish, Scottish, or anything else, for that matter!

Essex researchers may already be aware of this news, but I've just come across the Essex Record Office's 'Programme of Events' for 2011.  There's absolutely loads going on - coming up this month there is a conference on fashion (24th), a 'Discovery Maps' session (15th) and another of their regular 'Searchroom Tours' (21st).  All need to be booked in advance.

Several more records have popped up at TheGenealogist in the last few days, featuring lots of Worcestershire PR transcripts, a small selection of English trade directories and news of the release of the complete 1911 census for Hertfordshire.  Click here for further details.

And thanks to Chris Paton for spotting a new development at FindMyPast Ireland (new 'forum' section) - see his post here.


Irish Roots' Facebook Page has flagged an interesting feature on the Belfast Telegraph's website.  As you can see, it offers folk the chance to obtain copies of images held in Linen Hall Library's collection.


The remains of infamous outlaw, Ned Kelly, have been identified - minus his head, that is.  Read all about it here.


1972:  The 'Munich Massacre' begins at the Summer Olympic Games in West Germany.  11 Israeli athletes (+ 6 others) would lose their lives in the two-day hostage-taking episode carried out by the Palestinian terrorist group 'Black September'.


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