Monday 19 September 2011

'Tracing Your Roots' Returns


In case you missed it, the BBC Radio 4 programme Tracing Your Roots has returned to the airwaves.  Series 6 began last Tuesday, and can be caught on the BBC iPlayer, here.  As you can see, there are plenty of old episodes to catch up on, too - so that should keep you busy for a while.  Thanks to The Wandering Genealogist for reminding us about this one.


The National Archives have released a couple of news stories, both of which I think have already crossed our path this year.  Never mind, here they are:

There is much to report on from Ireland, too, beginning with a news snippet from the BritishGENES blog regarding a 'Family, Community and Migration History Course' in Ballymena.  Relevant information (and links) to be found here.

And the Ulster Historical Foundation have a book sale running, here.


Another story out of Ireland makes interesting general reading for us all with news of the demise of one of the country's longest surviving hereditary titles.  700+ years and 29 generations of titled privilege came to an end with the death of Desmond FitzGerald in Limerick last week - see the article here.


University of London student records, 1836-1931, can be found here.  Students from other institutions can be found in these records, too, as they often took exams there as external students.

One more from Ireland: the Irish Genealogy News blog has flagged a couple of really useful web resources pertaining to Irish population studies - read all about them here.

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