Just when I thought the news had passed us by with barely a whimper (and a brief mention on this blog yesterday), The National Archives have 'gone big' with the announcement that they are to take over responsibility for archives across England. They've even set up a new website dedicated to the matter, here.
TNA have also put out an appeal for volunteers to help with the digitisation of World War I war diaries - a truly major project involving one of the institution's most popular resources.
Carmarthen Museum is showing an exhibition set up by the county's archives service entitled Treasures at the Archives: Centuries of Records. Runs until Christmas - but the only decent online mention I could find was here.
Parish Chest have issued their latest newsletter. The usual friendly chat, followed by new releases from a host of vendors. Look out for a chance to get a free back copy of Family History Monthly.
And the next few days see the following events coming to towns up and down the land:
- Saturday 8th October - Suffolk Family History Fair, Debenham, Stowmarket;
- Saturday 8th October - Border History Family History Fair, Biddulph;
- Saturday 8th October - Alloway & S.Ayrshire FHS Drop-in Day, Alloway;
- Saturday 8th October - Wolverhampton Archives & Local Studies Local History Fair;
- Saturday 8th October - Bury St.Edmunds Book Fair;
- Saturday 8th October - Sherborne Book Fair;
- Sunday 9th October - London Holiday Inn Book Fair;
- Postcard Fairs at Norwich and Cirencester on Saturday 8th and Wednesday 12th October - see here (but check with organisers prior to travelling).
And a reminder that the Cleveland FHS get-together at Scotch Corner on 8th October has been cancelled.
Fans of the Europeana website will be interested to see the site's planned new layout.
The Family Recorder blog has issued the first in a series of articles on the many available BMD search sites. Definitely worth a look.