Saturday 28 January 2012

Death, and Other Stuff

Deceased Online have made an announcement regarding the addition of more burial records for London to their website.

Talking of death, here's a curious and gruesome tale from Bristol's M Shed Museum via the BBC's HistoryExtra site. And death also leads the stories from the Beeb's 'History Headlines' for the week.

The living among you may be interested in the February list of talks being laid on at London's Gresham College. Remember, they're free to everyone.

Users of the FamilySearch website - which will be pretty much all of us - will do themselves a lot of good by taking in this advice from the horse's mouth.

I think I may have mentioned this before, but the BBC website has a nice illustrated piece regarding the pending digitisation of BT's records by TNA/BT/Coventry Uni.

The GenealogyInTime website has some interesting news about forthcoming US records. And they have also upgraded their 'Genealogy Search Engine'.

Don't forget TNA's book sale, here.

Look out for this email scam currently doing the rounds.

And if you've been having problems of late with, then you're not alone. Reader James McLaren points out that though the front page looks OK, keeps 'falling over', as he puts it, and then he gets a page with an error message. This has been happening for at least a week, it seems.

Whether it's a coincidence or not, I have noticed mention on Twitter of similar problems with some of the other major sites such as GenesReunited and FindMyPast. Strange.

Extract from the Northern Echo of November 1995:

Happened this day, on Friday 4th November 1831 - As agriculturists drew up a bill of indictment against these great snorting, roaring and mighty monsters, the Stockton & Darlington Railway prepared a handbill warning staff to go at a moderate speed on all Runs, and very slowly in crossing all Turnpike and other Roads ... especially when any Coaches, Carts or other Carriages are seen. They must avoid, as much as possible, letting off Steam near public Roads, and should any Horse or Horses take fright ... immediate assistance to be rendered by the Engine-Men and their assistants.

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