Wednesday 23 May 2012

Libraries Given Prime Time Slot

The recent trend of library closures, campaigns against said closures and volunteer efforts in the field were featured last night on the BBC's One Show - see here (3mins in). Nice to see the subject matter make it into such a prominent time slot.

Following on from their recent 'Nurses' records release (see yesterday), FindMyPast have unveiled another batch of records today - namely, this little lot for Suffolk and NW Kent.

FindMyPast Ireland takes a look at the country's Petty Sessions Order Books in this helpful article.

Not sure how long this has been out, but I've just noticed that the May issue of the ScotlandsPeople Newsletter is now available.

Ancestry have updated their 'National Probate Calendar, 1858-1966', so it may be worth rechecking the same for any entries pertaining to your own research.

The 'Uncovering Our Connemara Roots' event in Clifden is highlighted by blogger Claire Santry. Oh, and Claire also brings us a little taster of forthcoming Irish bits and pieces, here.

The June issue of BBC History Magazine is now on the market.

The latest Podcast from the HistoryToday Magazine's website is available here.

Ruth Blair provides a whistle-stop tour of the archives of the English-speaking world, here, where you may find a lead or two to follow.

Teesside University Library will be closed from tomorrow, 24th May, whilst the building undergoes major refurbishment. This will mean that the institution's Archives & Special Collections will be unavailable during 24th May - 26th June - with full access not resuming until 3rd September. See here.

Lots more at the BI-Gen Twitter feed.

Epitaph from Connecticut, USA:

Here lies, cut down, like unripe fruit,
The wife of Deacon Amos Shute;
She died of drinking too much coffee,
Anno Domini eighteen forty.

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