Friday, 16 March 2012

St.Patrick's Day Looms

As you would expect at this time of year, the Irish dominate the headlines. But do scroll down for news from elsewhere, too!

The FindMyPast Ireland website has a bit of a St.Patrick's Day feel to it - click here to check it out for yourself (then look for the little advert to follow). For one thing, it's a good time to sign up for a subscription with them as they have a 10% discount up until Monday 19th March.

Several sources mention the appearance of The Belfast Newsletter 1738-1925 online at Ancestry - John D Reid, for example, has a post on the topic. (You should be able to access the area in question from Ancestry's main page at

The National Library of Ireland is gearing up for the Europeana WWI memorabilia roadshow visit on 21st March - see here.

Irish blogger Claire Santry has been busy again, with a number of new posts on her Irish Genealogy News blog...

The National Library of Wales has provided a little update on its Historical Newspapers & Journals (Digitisation) Project.

An excellent post by blogger Nicola Elsom on the availability (or otherwise) of online parish records - with a particular focus on Essex - can be accessed here. Non-Essex researchers should still click through, though!

There's a truly gargantuan post on the MyHeritage blog about the company's new feature, namely, their personalised 'Family Calendars'. Seems like quite a neat idea, and you may wish to give it a little of your time.

Those who work in the archives sector will be interested in this piece of news from TNA re. the 'Archives Sector Website' launch.

The BBC website has a few items of interest:

HistoryToday Magazine's website has a 'History Around the Web' round-up.
For today's 'oddity' I reckon that a website recommendation will do. Check out the 'Lists of Note' blog for an endless stream of entertaining and enlightening material.

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