Friday, 27 January 2012

More Changes at TNA

Regular users of The National Archives website will want to digest this news item regarding changes which are being made to the institution's 'online research guidance'.

OK, so I'm a tad late for this, but there's a special 'Legacy of Robert Burns' page at The National Archives of Scotland website, here. Oh, and there are a few more paragraphs here.

The February issue of Family Tree Magazine is now available. Remember, you can also get your hands on a digital copy - see here.

If romance is your thing, then this piece of news from The British Library may interest you. In the meantime, the BL website has a new online catalogue - check out the brief announcement here. Oh, and the BL sale only has a few more days to run, too.

MyHeritage is a worldwide family history concern that made giant strides during 2011 and certainly worth  considering when looking for ways of interacting online with fellow researchers and family members. Here's a summary of their activity during 2011.

If you know who Thomas MacEntee is then you may wish to listen to Ruth Blair's interview with the said individual. Thomas is, of course, the guy behind GeneaBloggers.

A final reminder to vote for your favourite 'Rock Star Genealogist' - see John Reid's blog post here. Please vote now as the deadline is tomorrow!

Pen & Sword Books have a special offer on selected family history titles - see here (then scroll down a bit).

Two blog entries from Dick Eastman's site caught my eye this morning. Firstly, there's a genealogy 'app' for Android phones by an English company which works in conjunction with the Legacy Family Tree software package. Then there's an extraordinary story about the surviving (i.e. still alive) grandsons of a US president who was born in 1790!

Oh, and your forthcoming TV & radio can be found here.

From Twitter:

The Genealogist - UK census, BMDs and more online

More from the baptismal PR of Middleton, Norfolk...

21st May 1820 - Elizabeth, illeg. dau. of Tom "the Town Bull" & Elizabeth Claxton, Whore or Man-Trap;
12th March 1820 - Mary Anne, dau. of James & Maria Ashley, Publican & Beggar Maker;
27th Aug 1820 - Thomas, son of Thomas & Elizabeth Hammond, Farmer & Fortune Hunter.

[Shortly after 1820 the Rev.Wood reverted to the customary 'Ag.lab', etc. - on the advice of the Bishop we presume]

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