Monday, 11 June 2012

News From Ireland & England, Mainly

One of the more prominent news items to surface since I last reported to you is the announcement of the new (and free) genealogy service to be made available at the National Archives of Ireland and the National Library of Ireland. The disappearance of the former service a short while ago caused something of an uproar, so this is a welcome turn of events. The new e-newsletter from Eneclann is as good a place as any to go for the full story.

The next talk in the PRONI/Linen Hall Lecture Series will be delivered by Dr Ann McVeigh of PRONI. The title of the talk will be ‘Gone for Good: PRONI Sources on Emigration’. The lecture will take place at 1pm on Wednesday, 27th June 2012, at the Linen Hall Library. Admission is free, but it’s best to book your place in advance as seating is limited. Booking is via the Linen Hall Library website.

Users of The National Archives online catalogue will, perhaps, already be aware of this piece of news re. the 'switching off' of the old version of the same.

Worcestershire Archives have put out a reminder of the pending re-opening of their research facilities, namely, 'The Hive' on 2nd July. See here for full details.

University College Falmouth are running a 5-day writing course aimed at family historians - see here.

A few Irish events for the next few days can be found listed here.

Thanks to Chris Paton for spotting the release of the latest edition of the Scottish Council on Archives' 'Broadsheet' publication - looks extremely useful.

I'm sure many of you will be interested in the recent adventures of one of our most prominent genealogists, Nick Barratt - see here. Sounds a rather busy (but exciting) life!

If you're looking for more reading then check out the latest offering from the Two Nerdy History Girls.

FindMyPast take a look at the family tree of Simon Cowell.

More news and stuff at the BI-Gen Twitter feed.

From the 'Wonders & Marvels' blog...

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