You may have noticed Chancellor George Osborne flashing off his new 'Budget Box' yesterday (video here). Well, TNA got into the swing of things, too, with a short article on the item, here. Like many of you, I suspect, I had no idea the famous old dispatch box was quite so ancient!
On the subject of TNA, Audrey Collins provides a short piece, here, on using TNA's online catalogue. A useful starter piece if you're planning a visit.
And if you use Ancestry's Family Tree Maker package you will want to have a look at this substantial post on the subject.
Thanks to Chris Paton's recent post, here, a good deal more of us are now aware of the Scottish Council on Archives new newsletter, Broadsheet (direct link here). One for the connoisseur, I think, but definitely worth keeping an eye on if you're a serious Scottish researcher.
And Irish researchers may wish to have a quick look at this recent update concerning the indexing and computerisation of Irish parish records.
ON THIS DAY
Queen Elizabeth I, in 1603, aged 69, at Richmond Palace;
Viscount (Field Marshal) Montgomery, in 1976, aged 88.
1958: Elvis Presley joins the US Army;
1989: Exxon Valdez oil disaster.