Every Tuesday I try to bring together news of forthcoming Family History fairs and other events which may be of interest to my readers - and, of course, if you have any news to pass on in this respect then do get in touch with me at firstname.lastname@example.org . This time of year is usually a bit on the quiet side, but things will begin to take off soon. In the meantime, I have several slips of paper littering my desk with various random events scribbled upon them, so it's time for a clear out...
First of all, here's what's happening this weekend:
- Saturday 11th February - Durham Book Fair;
- Postcard Fairs at Exeter (11th), Stockport (11th), Lincoln (12th) an Fareham (12th) - see here. Please check with organisers before travelling.
Other, more distant, events include:
- Wednesday 15th February - Brent Archives Open Day;
- Saturday 18th February - GOONS Army Records Seminar, at Ash (booking deadline 12th);
- From 11th February onwards - FH Exhibition and series of talks/events in Tyne & Wear;
- Various dates/events, from 20th Feb - Scottish Genealogy Society;
- 11th-12th May - Historical Association Annual Conference;
- 25th-27th June - Institute of Historical Research Summer School;
- And please note the recent update to the National Library of Scotland's events listing, here (and see also here).
Moving on, I see that Lambeth Archives have reopened after their annual stock check (website here).
The ScotlandsPeople Newsletter for January can be viewed here (sorry I'm a bit late with this).
There's more Scottish news at the Electric Scotland website.
Ancestry also has a spot of Scottish news - and a little update on their Liverpool holdings - see their updates page and follow the relevant link.
A couple of items from FindMyPast Ireland:
- Quaker Annual Monitor 1849 (Quaker obituaries for GB & Ireland);
- Pt 2 of the series of articles on the Representative Church Body Library.
You may wish to check out the following article on 'Mitochondrial Eve'.
And there is a podcast from the HistoryToday website, here.
- New BNA 'credits package' (from @BNArchive);
- Dickens' birth announcement in The Times (from @TimesArchive).
A few marriage quotes:
Women marry men hoping they will change. Men marry women hoping they will not. So each is inevitably disappointed.
To be happy with a man you must understand him a lot and love him a little. To be happy with a woman you must love her a lot and not try to understand her at all.
[Helen Rowland, English-American writer]
Marriage is a wonderful institution... but who wants to live in an institution?