Tuesday 1 May 2012

Tuesday's Events Listing

Still somewhat uneventful on the family history front. News, events, stories - it's all gone very quiet. Never mind, I've still managed to collect a few items for you...

After a bit of a rush of genealogical events last weekend, it seems to have died a death this week. Anyway, there follows a list of 'occasions' of which I am aware. Do let me know if I've missed any.
  • Saturday 5th & Monday 7th May - Chesterfield & District FHS are hosting an exhibition/FH Day at Chesterfield Museum - see here;
  • Saturday 5th May - Devizes Book Fair;
  • Saturday 5th May - Market Harborough Book Fair;
  • Postcard Fairs at Nottingham (5th), Worthing (6th), and Horncastle (6th) - see here. Please check with organisers before travelling.;
  • Folk may also be interested in the forthcoming 'Industrial Revolution Seminar' as organised by the GOONS in Coalbrookdale on Saturday 19th May;
  • The Institute of Heraldic and Genealogical Studies has a 'Heraldry Day Course' arranged for Saturday 12th May;
  • A reminder of the SoG's diary of talks, etc., for May - see here.

In a similar vein, Claire Santry has compiled a list of forthcoming Irish events.

Moving on, I think this little number from Audrey Collins is worth keeping tabs on - it concerns a new 'mapping' feature to come out of TNA. Give it a try.

Thanks to @CharlotteFrost on Twitter for pointing out this great resource: free access to old articles from the Agricultural History Review - see here.

I see the Birmingham & Midland Society for Genealogy & Heraldry (one of our largest family history societies) has opened up its library to the public - see here and here.

Just when you thought it was safe to go into the water ... along comes Titanic II !

During what is a very quiet time on the genealogy blogs and websites, most of the above was gleaned from Twitter - more bits and pieces can be found on the BI-Gen Twitter feed.

Genealogy Joke:

A little girl asked her mother, "How did the human race appear?" The mother answered, "God made Adam and Eve and they had children from which we are all descended."

The girl then asked her father the same question. He answered, "Many years ago there were monkeys from which the human race has since evolved."

The confused girl returned to her mother and said, "Mum, how is it possible that you told me the human race was created by God, and Dad said we all descended from monkeys?"

The mother answered, "Well, dear, it is very simple. I told you about my side of the family and your father told you about his."

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