Thursday 16 February 2012

1891 Scottish Census

Find My Past have added a fresh transcription of the 1891 Scottish Census to their 'holdings'. I need say no more, really, other than to point you to the official announcement.

The National Archives have published their latest news bulletin. Therein you will find details of their 'Friends' scheme, plus various other bits and bobs. TNA have also released another Podcast on the subject of 'The Last Slave Market'; and there may just be time for you to participate in the last of their three experimental 'Live Chats' (sorry for bringing you this last item a little late - though earlier publicity by TNA would have helped).

I see the British Library has pretty much completed the movement of its 'low use' stock from the capital to Boston Spa, near Wetherby. Read all about it here. Quite an operation!

I quite like this short piece by Nick Barratt on Meryl Streep's north of England connections.

The Your Family Tree Magazine blog has a nice item on the great romance between Victoria and Albert.

Ruth Blair presents her weekly recommendations from across the genea-web (did I just make that word up?) - look out for the first two items concerning and FamilySearch, which you may find useful.

Fancy a competition to win a GenesReunited subscription? Check this out.

Here are a few TV programmes to look out for.

I've just this minute come across another weekend event: a Postcard Fair at Kinross Church Centre (High Street), on Saturday 18th February (10.30am-4pm). Contact Gareth Burgess on 01368 860365.

And the genealogy search engine, Mocavo, have announced a pending upgrade.

Oh, and the same company (Mocavo, that is) also have a bit of info on what may prove to be the next 'must have' piece of equipment for the genealogist, the Flip-Pal Mobile Scanner. Have a read of the piece, here, then (if you're a UK customer) click below for a UK supplier.

My History

From Twitter:

Some quotes about the family...

There is no cure for laziness - but a large family helps.
[Herbert Prochnov, US author/speaker]

A family is a unit composed not only of children but of men, women, an occasional animal, and the common cold.
[Ogden Nash, US poet/author]

Happiness is having a large, loving, caring, close-knit family in another city.
[George Burns, US actor/comedian]

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