Friday 24 May 2013

Genealogy News - 24th May

Once again, we begin with blogger of all things Irish, Claire Santry, and her report on the terrific news about the island's Civil Registration Indexes. Chris Paton's take on the news is here. Claire also fills us in on more available Church of Ireland records.

Not long before I published this post news broke of the release of over 450,000 new parish records from FindMyPast. The new datasets cover several parts of England, so do at least have a quick look just in case your area of interest is included.

I've been sent a link to a handy 'Interactive People Finder' which genealogists may find useful.

Here's an interesting project from Northumberland, and more specifically Newbiggin-by-the-Sea.

Thanks to @NLIreland on Twitter (among others) for pointing out this great resource for Irish history.

A little news item re. Wales and its libraries can be perused here.

Think you may have an interest in Brompton Cemetery, London? Try this.

Yorkshire researchers may wish to take a look at Chris Paton's post on the subject of Bradford's planned new library.

Latest issue of Irish Roots Magazine.

Interesting theory: our ancestors were smarter than us (thanks to @FamilySearch on Twitter).

Blogger Christine Woodcock has flagged another couple of useful general websites - the first recommendation (for Scots) can be found here and the second (for the whole of the world!) is here.

A tale of conservation from the NLI.

There's a half price offer on historical maps from Ordnance Survey.

The usual Friday stuff from the BBC HistoryExtra website:

And don't forget the BI-Gen Twitter feed!

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