Tuesday, 23 October 2012

Genealogy News - 23rd October


A couple of posts have popped up on Dick Eastman's blog which are of some interest. The first concerns the buy-out of Ancestry (another version of the story can be found here) and the other relates to a new genealogy Q&A site (US biased, by the looks of it).

Here's news of the 'big one' - ticket news for February's WDYTYA? Fair.

The latest newsletter from the Scottish Council on Archives can be accessed here.

A new release from FindMyPast Ireland: Byrne's Irish Times Abstracts, 1859-1901.

FindMyPast also have a special post on the family history of celebrity Gabby Logan.

We should all take note of Audrey Collins' latest post on TNA's blog, The National Archives of... where, exactly?

There's a worldwide genealogy news round-up from GenealogyInTime, here.

Alan Stewart blogs about newly-available African & Caribbean telephone directories.

Some interesting comments and guidance about online published genealogical material can be found here.

Ruth Blair has a month's worth of tips on 'background research' for your family history.

A couple of new/revamped websites:


History news/links round-up from the Two Nerdy History Girls.


Fans of the Europeana website may wish to sample its proposed new portal.

Forthcoming events...

And keep up-to-date with the latest news, etc, at the BI-Gen Twitter feed.




Thanks to @AbroadintheYard on Twitter for this...

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