Monday 17 October 2011

Lancashire Archives to Re-open


Researchers in the NW of England will be pleased to learn of the re-opening of the Lancashire Archives on Monday 24th October. Prior to this, there will be a Preview Day on Friday 21st (10am-2pm). The Archives' website can be found here. The place will be back to normal for users from 9am on 24th (opening hours will be Monday 9–5, Tuesday 9–8.30, Wednesday 9–5, Thursday 9–5, Friday 9–5, 2nd Saturday of every month 10–4).

A tiny bit more information has trickled through about the recent addition to GenesReunited's resources, being this entry on the SoG's blog concerning Boyd's Marriage Index - which actually gives a nice bit of background info on the Index itself.

Thanks to the BritishGENES blog for pointing out the availability of Vol.1, Issue 1, of the Irish DNA Atlas Newsletter - being the voice of a new joint venture by the Genealogical Society of Ireland and the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland. Looks like a fantastic idea!

The Irish Genealogy News blog brings us the latest update from the Ireland Genealogy Projects Archives.

And it's not often I mention art exhibitions, but the touring effort that is Family Matters: The Family in British Art may be worth a visit. The exhibition charts the depiction of its subject matter over four hundred years, and can be caught at any one of four venues.  It kicks off at Norwich Castle Museum & Art Gallery (15th Oct-8th Jan), then moves onto the Millennium Galleries, Sheffield (2nd Feb-29th April), Laing Art Gallery, Newcastle (21st May- 2nd Sept), and Tate Britain (1st Oct-21st Dec 2012).


Check out Kirsteen Mulhern's blog entry for the handy-looking Scottish Life Archive.


And there's a wee bit more for the Scots to be found via Christine Woodcock's blog entry concerning famous final resting places.

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