Thursday 6 October 2011

More Events of Interest


I think it wise to give a final mention to a couple of conferences which are coming up in a few weeks time - they're the sort that you have to book in advance for, so you'd better get a move on if you're interested...

Whilst I'm on the subject of events, I've just remembered another antiquarian and second-hand book fair coming up this weekend on Sunday 9th October at Tynemouth Station (10am-4pm, admission free).  All sorts of stuff on offer, including a flea-market next door!

The Irish Genealogy News blog has been really busy of late - and there are several more stories to refer you to, including another update from Ireland Genealogy Projects Archives, a mention of a new book on Pauper Limerick, and a little item about a new look for one of Ireland's state-funded databases/websites.

From Scotland, Chris Paton brings us news of another digitisation project - this time involving the Moray poor relief records.

GenesReunited have sent out a circular publicising their new Military Record Collection. Not sure that there's anything new in there as such, but rather that they have brought together their existing collections of military stuff which can be searched en masse here (though they say more will be added soon).  The records that currently form part of the 'collection' are: 
  • Armed forces births, marriages and deaths;
  • Naval Casualties 1914-1919;
  • WW2 Prisoners of War;
  • Waterloo Medal Roll 1815; 
  • Other army lists roll calls 1656-1888;
  • Royal Naval Officers 1914-1920;
  • Soldiers died in the Great War 1914-1919;
  • New Zealand WW1 Soldiers;
  • Anglo Boer Wars 1899-1902.


More on last night's WDYTYA? episode, starring Len Goodman, can be found here.

And some forthcoming TV and Radio can be examined here.

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