Ancestry are once again offering free access to the 1911 Census of England & Wales. You've got until the 14th October to indulge yourself - but you will have to register with the website (free).
Miss the first episode of WDYTYA? Check it out here (info about the episode + link to the show itself). Your Family Tree magazine have a related (free) download.
Over 400,000 new Royal Navy and Merchant Seamen records have popped up at TheGenealogist (thanks to @SueWilkesauthor on Twitter). Indeed, this news is included in the latest S&N Genealogy Supplies e-newsletter.
You may wish to browse the July e-newsletter from ScotlandsPeople.
Three good spots by blogger Chris Paton:
- New Oxford and Middlesex material on Ancestry;
- Irish school records;
- Belfast material.
Thanks to @DebbieKennett on Twitter for flagging this interesting article entitled 'Selling Roots'.
The DeceasedOnline blog has a neat piece on the rituals and rigmarole surrounding death. Also, DeceasedOnline's latest news bulletin can be found here.
Leeds researchers will want to check this out.
Could you be related to Oliver Cromwell?
Cemetery records news for Limerick and Clare. More Irish stuff - this time for Cavan - to be found here. And the source of all this info (Claire Santry) also brings us a little update re. the Irish GRO Research Room.
Get confused about the Royal family tree? Check out this helpful graphic (thanks to @My_History on Twitter). And here's another royal-related article from the 'Abroad in the Yard' blog.
Barnardo's Archive to be binned? Read all about it here (thanks to @archives4london on Twitter).
Some interesting history links from the Two Nerdy History Girls.
Famous family trees: Sean Bean.
Weekend stuff from the BBC:
- History Headlines;
- Latest Podcast;
- Upcoming history TV & radio.
- Saturday 3rd & Sunday 4th August - PRONI's Family & Local History Fair;
- Saturday 3rd August - 'Celebration of Family History' event at Chorley;
- Saturday 3rd August - Forfar Book Fair;
- Sunday 4th August - Ballater Book Fair;
- Sunday 4th August - Exeter Book Fair;
- SoG events for August;
- National Library of Scotland events;
- Some random Northern Irish events, etc.;
- Some advance notice re. the GOONS 'Art of One-Name Studies' seminar in Amersham on Saturday 10th August (deadline 4th);
- Some advance notice re. the Louth Genealogy Seminar on 14th September (thanks Claire);
- Upcoming Postcard Fairs (please check with organisers before travelling a long way);
- The BBC's 'Things To Do' page.
And don't forget to keep calling in at the BI-Gen Twitter feed, which is updated most days.