Friday 22 February 2013

Genealogy News - 22nd February

For those of you not attending the first day of the WDYTYA? Live! Fair in London, here's the latest news from the family history world...

FindMyPast have unveiled their latest major record set, namely their 'Crime, Prison & Punishment' records. Here's the National Archives' take on the news. Oh, and hello, here's some free credits! (check out my previous post from Tuesday for a few more Fair tips, including the Ancestry Academy Livestream).

Also from FMP (news just breaking!) is the pending digitisation of millions of parish records from Yorkshire dating back to 1538. Nothing official on their website at the time of writing, but it seems that the whole of the county and all of the archives in question will be involved. Wow! More details soon, no doubt.

Here's an important announcement from the guys at Mocavo - it's all about their new partnership with FreeBMD.

I haven't flagged this for ages: Ancestry's 'updates page' (new London & Lancashire stuff).

More Lancashire news here.

Latest TNA Podcast.

Here's an interesting event lined up for Dublin next month. And the latest Eneclann e-newsletter is now available, too.

Here's the latest Podcast from Nick Barratt (College of Arms).

Could this be the start of REALLY cheap DNA tests?

Here's the beginning of the 3rd series of the US version of WDYTYA?

Thanks to Alan Stewart for pointing out a great new website on Edinburgh's history.

Blogger Chris Paton provides a neat summary of recent news from the Scottish Genealogy Society.

Latest issue of 'Family Tree' magazine.

The March issue of 'HistoryToday' is now with us.

The spring issue of 'Irish Roots' magazine is now available.

This news may interest heritage groups.

Claire Santry provides the latest update from Ireland Genealogy Projects Archives. Oh, and here's her list of forthcoming Irish events ... and Dublin researchers may wish to take a look at this.

Fancy giving birth to TWO sets of identical twins in the same day?

From FMP - Famous Family Trees: Kate Winslet.
And from FMP Ireland: Famous Family Trees: Daniel Day Lewis.

The usual end-of-week stuff from the BBC:

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

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Animal antics...

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