Friday 16 November 2012

Genealogy News - 16th November

No truly major genealogical news to report on from the last few days, but there are still a fair few bits and bobs to pass on...

An interesting new development for Cambridgeshire researchers - CAMDEX (summary here, website here).

Suffolk Record Office (Ipswich) has made an important announcement re. a pending closure (scroll down the homepage a bit for the details). Indeed, notices continue to come in almost every day at this time of the year about 'stocktaking closures' around the country, so please remember to check with your archive of interest before travelling.

Researchers from Dorset, London and the Midlands may wish to check out the latest additions to the Ancestry website. Related comment from blogger John D Reid can be found here.

As usual, blogger of all things Irish, Claire Santry, has posted plenty of highly useful news items this week - the highlights being:

A handy boost for the heritage sector from the Heritage Lottery Fund.

The FFHS have put out an appeal for more submissions for their 2012 competition - full instructions here.

Can I draw your attention to a special offer from CW & S Parkinson Genealogical Storage. Thanks to Colin for making this offer available to BI-Gen readers.

Here's a fantastic 'Band of Brothers' story (thanks to @F_W_Records on Twitter).

And here's a nice family history story spanning 500 generations from the 'Abroad in the Yard' blog.

A short piece on Scottish tartans.

I see that every episode from Series 1 & 2 of the 'Find My Past TV Show' is available to viewers worldwide.

Fancy a history crossword?

Here's Friday's helping from the BBC:

More news, etc., can be found at the BI-Gen Twitter feed.

Oh, and Happy Birthday to me! Why not celebrate by buying my book below...

Read my book about the 1970s on your Kindle or on your 'Kindle for PC' app... 
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