Friday 17 August 2012

Genealogy News - 17th August

As a researcher you may have sometimes found it difficult to obtain advice and guidance on all things Catholic. Well, Pete Barlow, a member of the Catholic FHS, has contacted me to notify us of the launch of his blog on the very subject entitled 'Catholic Family History'. It's only been up and running since 11th August, so scroll back to his first post, have a flick through the rest of 'em, and do keep the blog in mind when you encounter your next problem with 'the old faith'. BTW, the Catholic FHS Day Conference & AGM is taking place in London on Saturday 20th October - see here.

Ancestry have added a couple of new datasets to their website: UK (Eng/Wal) Death Duty Registers 1796-1811, and Articles of Clerkship 1756-1874 (legal apprenticeships) - see here. In respect of the former, Chris Paton makes some good points here.

Staying with Chris Paton, check out these two recent posts of his:

Over at the Irish Genealogy News blog, Claire Santry has been especially busy these past few days. Follow the link and browse back through stories which include items on a saved churchyard in Kilkenny, Saturday events, more events for late August, Ireland Genealogy Projects Archive update, and more.

The latest podcast from TNA is on the subject of Coroner's Inquests.

The FindMyPast blog takes a look at the family history of TV presenter John Craven.

This short note on the National Library of Scotland blog may get you looking at their photographic collections.

Sticking in Scotland, here's an interesting family history-related piece about the Edinburgh Fringe/Festival.

Those closely interested in the future of our libraries here in England may wish to check out the latest post on the 'Envisioning the Library of the Future' blog.

Kent researchers will want to check out this source for MIs.

With the seemingly heavy reliance on digital records and databases these days, it is as well to take note of what blogger Audrey Collins has to say on the topic.

Family History All Done? What's Your Number? provides a somewhat simplistic yet effective look at the mathematics of ancestral research.

Just in case any of you missed it, here's a link to the BBC iPlayer and Wednesday's WDYTYA? programme (background info here). Oh, and I see that the US version of the show isn't dead yet!

We'll stay with blogger Dick Eastman, who has flagged a great piece about an anti-Semitic politician who's discovered that he's, er, Jewish. Priceless.

The BBC's HistoryExtra site gives us:

If you fancy a (pretty tough) history crossword, then take a look at this.

Finally, don't forget that the 1911 Census for England & Wales (+ Isle of Man & Channel Islands) is freely available at Ancestry - see yesterday's post.

More news at the BI-Gen Twitter feed.

Darwin's marital musings...

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