Saturday 15 October 2011

WWII Escapers & Evaders


FindMyPast have released a batch of military records which they have labelled 'WWII Escapers & Evaders' - all to do with Allied POWs who managed to do a runner during hostilities. Take a look at the announcement here.

The BritishGENES blog has posted an entry about the forthcoming BFI Reel Histories Family Day in London. Looks like a lot of fun - and it could be of considerable interest to family history folk. Read all about it here.

Irish researchers will probably already be aware of this, but a couple of mentions have popped up of late about the ongoing Ireland Reaching Out (Ireland XO) project. If you'd like to catch up on the latest developments, see here and here.

A touch more Irish news, concerning a Care & Conservation of Historic Graveyards seminar, can be found on the Irish Genealogy News blog.

The British Library is flogging off some of its stock at reduced prices.

A couple of new Podcasts are available:

  • BBC History Magazine (Peter Ackroyd talks about his new history of England and Philip Carter explains how a group of architects have made it into the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography);
  • TNA (The 1911 Census: A Vision of England).

Further news from the TNA, with a warning that there will be a certain amount of disruption to online services on Monday 17th October - see here. And there's another snippet concerning education records, on what is the 200th anniversary of the founding of The National Society.


A bit of an articles 'fest' today, with news that the folk at BBC History Magazine have made their September issue free to download - see the announcement and link here (yes, it works - I've tried it).


Couldn't let this one slip by.  Thanks to Chris Paton for pointing out the availability of a very, very handy online resource indeed, namely, JSTOR's early journals. Not sure what I'm on about? Well, check out Chris's post for the full story.

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