The Irish Republic’s Minister for Tourism, Culture and Sport has announced that more church genealogy records will become available in June 2010.
Archive for May, 2010
The British Library (BL) has announced a major new partnership between the Library and online publisher brightsolid. BL’s Chief Executive, Dame Lynne Brindley, says the ten-year agreement will deliver the most significant mass digitisation of newspapers the UK has ever seen: up to 40 million historic pages from the national newspaper collection will be digitised, making large parts of this unparalleled resource available online for the first time.
I haven’t published any news from Holly Cochran of Durham Records Online for some time, so here’s her latest newsletter. You’ll note that many of the County Durham parish register entries contain more information than is usual elsewhere. These are from the so-called “Barrington registers”. The Right Reverend Shute Barrington, the Bishop of Durham, was responsible for the additional information being recorded. (His counterpart in Yorkshire was the Reverend William Dade.)