Ever wondered about the history of the English Language? Watch this 10 minite animated video for a short introduction follow this link http://io9.com/this-animated-history-of-the-english-language-is-wonder-1464423756
Did you know that Breedon-on-the-Hill is made up from the Celtic word for hill “bre” and the Anglo-Saxon word for “don”? This translates to Hill Hill on the Hill.
What other examples can you find? Clicl here for the English Place Name website.
Todays meeting is underway. Today we are looking at how to research our own family trees.
English Heritage have started a blog about an experimental project.
They are building a Neolithic House at Stone Henge as part of their new visitors centre.
Follow their progress on the word press link below.
The BBC has launched an amazig resource with short videos amd stories to do with World War I.
If you have a few minutes to spare why not have a look. Click here
Todays meet at the records office has been a success. Our Members have been researching the history of Peatling Magna.
WW1 soldier diaries have been published online. You can now read the accounts online for what life was like on the front line.
Follow the links below for more information
National Archives: diaries online
BBC News: WWI soldiers diaries
The new year newsletter has been emailed out with the dates of our next meetings. The up and coming meet at the records office is limited on space so make sure you register your place.
Newcastle University student has posted a a step by step guide on researching the names found on War Memorials. Click here for the video of the guide. It is only 6 minuets.
Why not try this yourself with your local War Memorial, or a family relative you know served during WWI or WWII?
These sites below are a good starting point and used in the video clip above.
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
Ancestry (You do have to pay for this site. Get permission from your parents or guardians first).
Digital Memory Book