Friday 28 October 2011

Archive Closures


Several of England's archive centres are on the verge of temporary closure. London Metropolitan Archives are due to close today (28th) at 4.45pm and will not re-open until 14th November - see here. Then there's the West Yorkshire Archive Service, where all five offices will be closed from 31st October until 4th November - see here.

Ancestry have completed the first part of their 1911 Census transcriptions - see the announcement here. I also just happened to fall upon more useful comment on this news item via blogger John Reid.

S&N Genealogy have released their Late October Newsletter. Again, there is some news about the 1911 Census to be found therein, plus details of recent releases from TheGenealogist, too.

The Irish Genealogy News blog brings us details of an interesting-looking day of talks at the National Museum of Ireland (military stuff).

London's Gresham College has released its latest newsletter, which basically lists its full November lecture programme. They're free and open to all (some are pre-bookable).

Next, a couple of BBC news articles which caught my eye. Firstly, there's the appearance online (free) of the Royal Society's journal archive; then there's a piece on changes to the rules of succession (and marriage) in the British royal family.

Oh, and there's a new BBC History Magazine Podcast available here (Edward III, and a major naval battle of the French Revolutionary Wars).


The Family Recorder blog has a useful advisory piece on 'real' names.

And the week's 'History Headlines' from the BBC can be found here.


And you'll be wanting to know what lies ahead on TV & Radio? Well, see here and here.

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