Friday, 8 March 2013

Genealogy News - 8th March

One of the biggest news stories of the past few days is the latest record release from FindMyPast, which will be of great interest to those of you researching in Westminster.

Vying for the week's genealogy headlines is the press release by FamilySearch concerning their new 'Family Tree' facility, which appears to be another (free) option for putting your research results online. Check out the announcement here - but you'll have to register to begin using the new feature.

Today is, of course, International Women's Day and on Sunday it's Mother's Day! So why not check out this article on tracing female ancestors. You may also find this post on the TNA blog of some interest.

Whilst on the subject of TNA, if you're a regular user of their website then you'd better read this.

There's been a little burst of Irish activity. Check out Claire Santry's blog for all the latest, including news re. Irish marriage certs 1913-21 and various St.Patrick's Day-related stuff here and here.

Also, the March issue of the completely free and most excellent 'Irish Lives Remembered' is now out.

It's worth looking at Ancestry's update page if you're into Irish or Lancashire research.

A few Scottish genealogy talks can be found here.

Do you have Welsh WWI connections? Check this out.

Latest CWGC newsletter.

The latest e-bulletin from Essex Record Office is now available.

Here's the latest Parish Chest newsletter.

Been quite a few genetics bits and bobs in the news lately - I really liked this one about the 'father of all men' (thanks to @DebbieKennett on Twitter).

Latest from the BBC's HistoryExtra website:

Lots more available via the BI-Gen Twitter feed.

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