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User Forum at The National Archives

If you're keen to find out what's happening at The National Archives and to have your say, next Saturday sees one of the eight User Forum meetings at The National Archives. The Forums take place at The National Archives at Kew and last for approximately one to one and a half hours. There's more information available (including a full meeting agenda) at The National Archives website or for more information please email user.forum@nationalarchives.gsi.gov.uk Future meeting dates are:

Saturday 17 May 2014, 12:30-13:45

Thursday 17 July 2014, 15:15-16:30

Wednesday 20 August 2014, 12:30-13:45

Thursday 16 October 2014, 12:30-13:45

Tuesday 18 November 2014, 17:30-18:45

Thursday 22 January 2015, 12:30-13:45

Tuesday 17 February 2015, 15:15-16:30

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New email news available from S&N Genealogy

For those that haven't seen it or aren't on the mailing list, the new edition of the free email news from S&N Genealogy Supplies is now available to download. With all the latest news on new record sets from TheGenealogist and also new downloads and directories available to purchase from S&N, as well as archival products, it's well worth taking a look at. There's also a competition to win a pair of tickets for the forthcoming Who Do You Think You Are? Live Show at London Olympia. To download a copy of the email news, go to the S&N Genealogy Supplies website.  
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The National Archives to launch new look website

There's a new beta version available to view on The National Archives website of their 'new look' forthcoming website, available from the end of September. In the word of the TNA -  "the new design will improve the experience of users on modern devices including smartphones and tablets. It will also include a new expanded menu, enabling quicker access into content, and be presented in simpler and clearer page layout." Take a look at http://beta.nationalarchives.gov.uk/ and see what you think.
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Latest news from S&N Genealogy

Here at Family History Social, we've just received the latest e-mail news from S&N Genealogy Supplies with the latest developments. Firstly, there's news of the new release of nearly 500,000 Royal Navy and Merchant Seamen Ship Crew records on TheGenealogist, now available to view.There's also some great offers on archival products and new data CDs now available. There's an article on royal babies and the new series of Who Do You Think You Are? and a special research offer to subscribe to TheGenealogist available for a limited time. It’s all available here.


New magnifiers available from S&N Genealogy

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Take a look at 'a year in archives'

What's been happening at The National Archives can be seen in their new communications release entitled 'a year in archives 2012-13'. To find out what's been going on in archive services all over the country over the last year and to see future plans go the National Archives website. From funding to community archive heritage projects, it's definitely an interesting read.
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Latest email newsletter available from S&N Genealogy

It's good to keep up to date with latest family history developments and here at Family History Social we find the fortnightly Email News from S&N a good, informative read. The latest email features special special offers, new record releases enabling you to trace your railway ancestors, Jewish ancestry and also major parish records additions. There’s also details on the forthcoming new series of Who Do You Think You Are? and the new comedy programme ‘Family Tree’. It’s all available at http://www.genealogysupplies.com/email_news.htm

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New railway worker records

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