Thursday 29 March 2012

FFHS Awards + Major Releases

The Federation of FHS announced its award winners at a ceremony in London on Saturday - the two categories being 'Best Journal' and 'Best Website'. Congrats to the winners and those that ran them close!

Important news from Scotland: the 1915 Valuation Rolls have gone online - see here.

Ancestry have released two more collections - the 'UK, Victoria Cross Medals, 1857-2007' and 'London & Surrey, Marriage Bonds & Allegations, 1597-1921'. See their 'updates page'. have posted news of a couple of new releases, namely, Kent Probate Indexes and Middlesex/London Burials - see their 'What's New' page.

If you haven't yet had enough of the Titanic shenanigans, then check out the opening of 'Titanic Belfast' this weekend.

There's a lengthy article on the subject of 'digital archives and openness' by Nick Poole to be found here (thanks to @OpenGenAlliance).

Here's details of the new issue of Your Family Tree magazine.

Serious techies may be interested in this somewhat specialist post on TNA's blog about the recent 'Hack Day' held at Archives HQ.

I see that FindMyPast Ireland have joined Pinterest.

From a churchyard in Wales, whose bards were not always as skilled as is sometimes claimed...

Two lovely babes lie buried here,
As ever bless'd their parents dear;
But they were seized with ague fits,
And here they lie as dead as nits.

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