Monday 21 November 2011

Genealogy Websites to Go?


The futures of two well-known family history websites have been thrown into doubt due to the deaths of their webmasters. The Black Sheep Index and Random Acts of Genealogical Kindness are the resources affected - and as you can see, the latter link is no longer available. For more information, see the latest issue of the Lost Cousins newsletter - where you will find plenty of other news items, too (thanks also to Jim for flagging this sad story).

The Chief Executive of the British Library, Dame Lynne Brindley, is to step down after twelve years in the post.

Nick Barratt/Laura Berry's creation, The Family History Show, has posted another short video - this time an interview with Dan Cruickshank. Nick has also put together another blog post outlining his latest plans.

Plans to merge the National Archives of Ireland into the National Library have raised concerns with the Irish Genealogical Research Society - see this post on the Irish Genealogy News blog.

The IGN blog also has an item on a recent Monaghan records release by RootsIreland, as well as passing some comment on FindMyPastIreland's new 'Family Tree Builder'.

And Scottish researchers will be interested in the latest Electric Scotland newsletter (thanks to Chris Paton).


The BBC's 'History Headlines' for the past week are now available for perusal.

And the Genealogy In Time website has an article about how to improve your genealogy Internet searches.

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