Wednesday 9 May 2012

Old Film, Old Docs & Old War Dogs!

Folk interested in 1950s Britain will want to have a browse of The National Archives' latest offering - a bringing together of a document collection dedicated to the decade. Read all about it here.

On a similar topic, you may have missed the news of the release of several dozen films by the British Council.

Check out these two great military-related articles from the MailOnline website:

Regular readers will know that I'm a big fan of the Public Libraries News blog. Anyone who has an interest in the future of our libraries should keep tabs on the website, but three recent posts provide especially interesting reading, namely, those for the 6th7th and 8th May.

An article on Ireland's 'Landed Estate Court Rentals' has appeared on FMP Ireland's website.

Essex Record Office have published their e-bulletin for May, which includes a list of upcoming events.

Further to yesterday's brief mention, I see that Claire Santry has provided instructions for any folk who want to jump on board at the last minute as regards the Irish Genealogical Research Society's London get-together - see here.

Chris Paton mentions important developments for Wiltshire researchers (and a few other English counties!).

There's also an interesting piece on the National Library of Ireland's blog about eye-witness accounts from the Easter Rising of 1916.

And remember that there's a certain amount of 'industrial strike action' around tomorrow, 10th May, so do check with your local library/archive before setting out on a research trip!

More news, etc., available via the BI-Gen Twitter feed.

Epitaph of a Coroner who hanged himself:

He lived and died
By suicide.

Want more 'oddities'? Ask for my FREE PDF - see top of right-hand column.

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