Thursday, 23 February 2012

Action at Ancestry & FMP

A flurry of activity at Ancestry has resulted in several of their datasets being updated. Collections relating to the 1861, 1891 & 1911 Censuses, and WWI Service Records have all been added to in the last few days - see their 'updates page'.

Several sources have reported the appearance of new Merchant Seaman records at FindMyPast - though you wouldn't know it by looking at their website homepage or even their 'news' section. The new batch of material seems to relate to 1835-1857 and can be accessed via this page.

FindMyPast Ireland have released the first phase a major resource, namely, the Petty Sessions Order Books, 1850-1910. These records are held by the National Archives of Ireland and have been made fully searchable in this exciting new development - though it is an ongoing project, with more to come during 2012. Read more here.

A couple more 'Ask the Photo Expert' articles have appeared at the FMP blog, here and here.

Ruth Blair's regular round-up of genea-stories can be found here.

Another round-up - this time of general historical articles - can be found at the Two Nerdy History Girls blog (check out the first story, if nothing else!).

A somewhat unusual Irish genealogical roadshow has been flagged by Claire Santry, here.

An interesting resource which you may not know about: the British Library E-Theses Online Service.

There have been some slight changes to the look of the MyHeritage website - see the official announcement.

And why not take part in John D Reid's little survey, here.

Today's bit of fun has nothing to do with genealogy, but I couldn't resist offering you something from the great (and now late) Frank Carson - click below...

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