Friday 28 June 2013

Genealogy News - 28th June

FindMyPast have added 1.2 million records to their Wales Collection. More comment here.

More price reductions from FamilyTreeDNA - as outlined here by blogger Debbie Kennett (BTW, don't worry about the prices in US dollars, as you can still order from the UK).

For Scottish researchers: the latest issue of Broadsheet.

Here's an interesting option from Forces War Records.

I see English Heritage is to become a charity (thanks to @SueWilkesauthor on Twitter).

Here's a great story about an accidental find in the rafters of an old building.

As for the rest of the week's news, well, I'm going to be a bit lazy and divert you elsewhere! Seriously, though, it provides me with an excellent opportunity to give a little plug to two other excellent sources of British & Irish genealogy news...

Claire Santry's Irish Genealogy News blog is, of course, essential reading for Irish researchers, and there has been a mini rush of news from this corner of the world. Rather than me steal all her stories, why not have a browse for yourself - there are items on PRONI, Co.Clare, Irish newspapers, as well as a reminder about free access to the Irish BMD records this weekend.

Similarly, you are probably familiar with Chris Paton's British GENES blog. Chris specialises in Scottish and Northern Irish matters, but actually covers all things UK & Irish on his blog - and there has been plenty to take in this week, too. So, again, why not have a wander through his recent posts, which include the latest 'Ireland's Genealogical Gazette', Ancestry's search features, and alternative comment on many of the stories also covered by Claire Santry's blog - and there is much more besides.

And then there are the usual Friday bits and pieces from the BBC:

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

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