Tuesday, September 29, 2009

New Issue of Discover My Past Scotland Out

Hello All -

The new issue of Discover My Past Scotland is out now. This issue's
contents are:

Village life in Scotland - a century of changes
Back to school - Learn from our ancestors' records
University challenge - On course at Strathclyde
Family history - for children
Meet the experts - Help is at hand for your research
Spotlight on East Renfrewshire
Expert Q&A
Family history newsround and events
Plus: Homecoming Update, high quality photographs for you to order, as well as direct weblinks to facilitate your online research. ALSO ONLINE NOW: our 44-page Discover My Past Scotland issue commemorating The Gathering 2009.

If you haven't subscribed to this emagazine yet, you should definitely do so. So far, this is the only genealogy magazine (electronic or print) that is exclusively about Scottish family history.
However, it is a bit annoying that you can't print the articles - the only drawback that I have found regarding it. Hopefully in the future the publishers of DMPS will make it possible to print out the articles.

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Nice Video for Beginners

Hello All -

There is a nice short video for those beginning or wanting to get started in family history found at The National Archives UK website. It is presented by Dr. Nick Barratt, who is well known in the UK genealogy community. The content is mainly England and Wales, but it is still a good video to watch for getting started with the basics in family history for the budding researcher.


Friday, September 18, 2009

British Newspapers Online

Hello All -

There is a new website for British newspaper archives. The website is by the British Library.
There are several newspapers from Scotland on the site, Aberdeen, Glasgow, Edinburgh, just to name a few. To view the website just click on the link below.

Until next time

Friday, September 04, 2009

A Good Handy Dandy Genealogy Dictionary Online

Hello All -

I bet some of you out there have never thought about looking at a genealogy dictionary before. Well there is a really good one online at the Genealogy.com website found here: http://www.genealogy.com/Glossary/glossary.html

It is probably a good idea to have a specific genealogy dictionary or glossary to use for your reference in doing any sort of research. I know that there are several other good regular dictionaries out there such as Websters or Oxford, but to have a source that gets to the main types of words or phrases found in genealogy/family history is important. It sort of is an all-in-one resource to have, instead of looking at this dictionary, then this other book, etc.

The one that I have linked to above is a good one to have online, but there are other ones that you can buy in book form.