Monday, 27 February 2012

The Fair - and the News - is Over!

Often, after a major genealogy fair, the news kinda dries up for a while. There's a deafening silence beforehand, too, as the major companies save up their big announcements for the event itself. The result is usually a glut of record releases over a one or two day period, then nothing for a while. This year's WDYTYA? Live Fair, however, didn't bring anything too startling our way (see previous posts), but I shall keep my ear to the ground for you over the coming days.

The genea blogs are, of course, awash with reports on and about the fair. They're easy enough to find, so I won't run through them here. What I think we all need is a break from the same - so here's some OTHER stuff for you...

First up has to be the latest Lost Cousins Newsletter. Most of the news items therein have been mentioned on this blog over the past couple of weeks, but Peter Calver's take on things genealogical are ALWAYS worth a read, so check it out here.

The folk at TheGenealogist have announced the completion of their 1911 Census Project (for Diamond subscribers) - click here, then go to 'News' (and scroll down a tiny bit).

The March programme of free public lectures & events at Gresham College, London, has been released - go to their website, then click on the relevant tab near the top of the page.

Another TNA Podcast is available on the subject of 'Prison Hulks'.

The latest round-up of history articles from the 'Two Nerdy History Girls' is here.

The BBC's weekly 'History Headlines' are also now available.

Ruth Blair recommends a WWI website - see her blog post here.

The latest Eneclann newsletter is now up for grabs (including a focus on Co.Laois).

A promised mention for Christine Woodcock now and her 'Genealogy Tours of Scotland'. As you can see from her website, the itinerary for her next 'tour' has now been confirmed ... and there are still a few places left if you're interested.

One last item - and it's to do with the WDYTYA? Fair! At the said event the Federation of Family History Societies launched their brand new Our Really Useful Information Leaflet. If you missed out on a hard copy, you can get your hands on an e-copy by visiting their website and clicking on the relevant link. Quite apart from all the, er, useful information contained therein (including a new FFHS competition), look out for the quiz on page 14 - I supplied the same from my Family & Local History Quiz Book. You know where to look if you want a copy of the book for yourself (top right of this page, of course).

From Twitter:

The Genealogist - UK census, BMDs and more online

A rather gruesome item to end on. I fell across the following blog posts from 2008/09 on the strange subject of post-mortem family photographs...

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