Thursday 15 September 2011

Your Story ... and Alan's


On what is a bumper day for items, we shall begin with a batch of articles to get your teeth into.  Coincidentally, I have fallen across several online guides to studying and writing up your family history this morning, so I thought I'd pass them on.  I've not fully investigated them all, but they do look rather good.

Spotted on Your Family History Magazine's Facebook page are mention of, firstly, GENUKI's guide to 'Getting Started in Genealogy & Family History'; and, secondly,'s '10 Steps to Writing Your Family History'.

And when I was reading Ros Bott's interesting piece on Shakespeare's Genealogy, I came across her completely free e-book, An Introduction to Genealogy.  Yes, it really is free - though you can also buy volume 2 if you wish.

In case you're wondering about the 'Alan' in the title above, well, it's Alan Carr, star of last night's episode of WDYTYA?  For more background information on the show, click here.


The Irish Genealogical Research Society is holding its 75th Anniversary Symposium in London on 1st October, where its theme will be Some Irish Comings and Goings - Aspects of Irish Migration.  If you're interested, you really need to act now and book your place.  So do it!

PRONI have announced some changes to their car parking arrangements, here.

Origins have announced the release of their Surrey 1695 Association Oath Rolls, containing nearly 12,000 names in total.

FamilySearch have announced some tweaks to their website - see here.

A few amendments/additions have been made to the Nottinghamshire page at GENUKI.

And the October issue of BBC History Magazine is now available.


A major new British genealogy blog has been launched in the shape of Chris Paton's BritishGENES.  But fans of Chris's ScottishGENES blog needn't worry, as this site will continue to operate.

In line with the links at the top of this post, readers may be interested in having a browse of the 'Save Every Step' website.  I haven't had the opportunity of properly looking at the site yet, but it seems like a genuine effort - has anyone out there used the same?


Finally, we're off to John Reid's blog now, and a recommendation for the new GenealogyInTime Toolbar.  Oh, and John also has a great post concerning some rogue genealogy TV ads - they're great, and do have a browse of the other videos which pop up in the YouTube display when the ads have finished, for there's more in there, too!  If you're easily offended, though, perhaps you should stay away!

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