Monday 14 May 2012

US Genea Show to End

The US version of the TV show Who Do You Think You Are? has been brought to an end with the failure by broadcasters NBC to commission a fourth series. I first spotted the announcement here.

Chris Paton takes a lengthy and detailed look at the future of Scotland's Catholic archives, here.

Big changes are afoot at the Borders FHS - see this entry on their blog.

Yet more Scottish news with an announcement regarding the National Library of Scotland's Discover NLS magazine.

Ever wondered how everyday, compulsory school life kicked in during its early days of the 1870s? This blog post provides an entertaining insight.

Those with an interest in that most turbulent period of Irish history, 1913-1921, will want to take a look at this post from the Irish Genealogy News blog.

The family history of actress Brenda Blethyn is examined on the FMP blog.

Those of you of a certain age may wish to partake in the 50+ Awards - which has a few history/heritage/family history-like categories. The genealogy 'service provider' nominees are about three-quarters of the way down the list.

Here's the weekly instalment of history links, etc., from the Two Nerdy History Girls.

And more news can be found at the BI-Gen Twitter feed.

Free access to the 1911 Census for England & Wales during 11th-14th May

(you need to register - it's free)

Here lies a lewd Fellow, who, while he drew Breath,
In the Midst of his Life was in Quest of his Death;
Which he quickly obtain'd for it cost him his Life,
For being in Bed with another Man's Wife.
[epitaph of unknown origin]

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