Thursday 24 November 2011

More 'How to' FH Articles


A couple more articles covering the tricky topic of 'writing up your family history' have come to light following yesterday's blog post. Obviously, the Internet is filled with such material, but my e-buddy, Christine Woodcock, offers her own angle on the subject with a post on her Canadian blog, here, which involves using the Publisher package (I've got access to this but have never used it); and, coincidentally, another Canadian blogger, Lynn Palermo, has a piece here (with other links branching off the article, too). I have my own views on the topic, which I may someday put into an article - and if anyone else has any thoughts then please leave a comment below or send me an email.

Leeds researchers are sure to be interested in this item about the 'Leeds Tithe Map Project' on The Passionate Genealogist's blog. Gosh, I wish my areas of geographical interest had this sort of coverage.


A couple of new magazine editions have been released recently. The contents of the December issue of Your Family History can be examined; and details of the Winter instalment of Irish Roots are also now online.

More on the story about the possible merger of The National Archives & The National Library of Ireland can be found on the CIGO website.

The Imperial War Museum seems to have placed itself at the front of the queue for Heritage Lottery Fund cash in respect of commemorating the centenary of WWI from 2014. A major exhibition would appear to be in the planning stages - details here.

More of the 1911 Census (Oxfordshire) has been made available to Diamond subscribers of TheGenealogist - see here.

And London amateur historians will be interested in this list of forthcoming talks, etc, being laid on by Archives for London.

Thanks to those of you who have so far ordered your copies of Dead End Hobby: Oddments from the World of Family History - I'm getting them out to you as fast as I can! Remember, there's only one week left to secure your discounted copy. See Saturday's blog post for full details.