Monday 5 December 2011

'Family & Local History Quiz Book' Launch


As hinted at in previous posts, I have today published my new 60-page booklet entitled the Family & Local History Quiz Book.

Correct me if I'm wrong, but I believe it is the first publication of its type ever published - which is why I decided to put it together in the first place! Full details of the same, and how to purchase a copy, may be found here (and scroll down a bit - and there's a chance of a 'sneak peek' at the first few pages). Both 'hard copy' and e-copy versions available, with prices starting at £1.90!

I'm desperate for some publicity for both this and my recently-released Dead End Hobby, so if you're reading this and can offer a bit of help in this department then please spread the word - or get in touch with me at

Incidentally, if you use the website at (where you will find my books listed here) the following special offer coupon may be of use to you: BUY2GETONEUK305. I received the offer in an email, but see no reason why it can't be used by anyone (hopefully).

[Here's the instructions for the coupon: "Enter coupon code BUY2GETONEUK305 at checkout and receive a free book when you buy two. You need to have 3 books in your shopping cart for this coupon to work. The maximum savings for this offer is £25. Sorry, but this offer is only valid in Pounds and cannot be applied to previous orders. You can only use this code once per account, and unfortunately you can't use this coupon in combination with other coupon codes. This great offer expires on 7 December 2011 at 11:59 PM, so don't miss out!"]

Moving on, here are a few other bits and pieces which have dropped into my In-Box over the weekend...

West Midlands researchers should take note of the following announcement (sent via the FFHS news service):
Due to the building of the new Birmingham Reference Library to be opened in 2013, there are restrictions on access to some of the services, the Archives section on the 6th floor included. From Monday 12th December 2011, the opening hours for the Archives and Heritage open access service on floor 6 will be:
Wednesday 10am – 6pm
Thursday 10am – 6pm
Friday 10am – 6pm
Saturday Closed
This is due to staffing levels and the need to begin preparing our collections for the Library of Birmingham. 
It is also essential to book in advance to use the archives searchroom. For further information please visit the website here or contact the Archives service at

The GenealogyInTime website has issued its monthly round-up of news from around the globe - see here for the December instalment (previous months are lower down the page).

And Nick Barratt offers his thoughts on some of the issues in the news over the past week.

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