133,000 new military records pertaining to the Napoleonic Wars have appeared on the FindMyPast website. They cover the period 1775-1817 and consist of the 'Army of Reserve 1803', 'Regimental Indexes 1806' and 'Foot Guards Attestation Papers 1775-1817'. Go to FMP's main page, and the story is under 'Family History News'.
S&N Genealogical Supplies have released their Christmas Newsletter, which reveals details of several new data sets (depending upon which package you have with them) - and there's also more 1911 Census Transcripts up and running on their site. If you should get the urge to choose the festive period to subscribe to S&N's TheGenealogist then this is a good time to do so as they've got some cracking discounts available - and if you do so via this link or the one at the foot of this post and then click on 'Home', you will see the discounted rates. Doing it this way means that BI-Gen will get a bit of commission (at no further cost to yourself). Now that'd be a great Xmas pressie for me!
Nick Barratt has a report on the worthy 'Making History' schools project, here, which includes potential follow-up work. What a great idea!
Christmas week seems as good a time as any to pop along to the British Library's exhibition on the subject of A Hankering After Ghosts: Charles Dickens & the Supernatural. And the same institution is running a competition to win a trip to Paris.
And those looking for a job in the archives sector may wish to read this announcement from The National Archives.
The FMP blog has a nice story of extreme good fortune in relation to the Tay Bridge Disaster, here.
And there is the usual weekly collection of 'History Headlines' from the BBC.
See some extraordinary moving images from the end of WWI at the HistoryToday website.
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