Sunday, 17 April 2011

Family Tree News 17 April 2011

Some great news this week. My Dictionary of Old Occupations is now available to purchase for your ebook reader!

Don’t worry, you can still access the full dictionary online free of charge, only from However, for those of you who want to be able to download the dictionary onto your ebook reader to access offline you can now do so legally and cheaply.

You can buy a low cost my Dictionary of Old Occupations from Amazon to use on your Kindle, and it is also available DRM-free from Smashwords in a variety of ebook formats . Enjoy!

Tuesday, 12 April 2011

Family Tree News 12 April 2011

Been busy working on my Dictionary of Old Occupations this week. Am delighted to announce that I have added in occupational definitions for trades etc. beginning with M and J. That means that the whole alphabet is covered, finally. A huge amount of time and effort has gone into making this free resource, hope you find it useful! I would like to recognise and thank my husband Paul for all his unpaid work on this project too.
The Dictionary of Old Occupations is not finished though. We have hopes and plans to enhance it further. Check in later to see how this progresses!

Stopped by the Coventry Archives yesterday to see how work is progressing on the repairs. It was good to see work actually taking place. We also took the opportunity to visit the Egypt exhibition at the Herbert gallery, well worth stopping by if you are in the area.

All the best, and have a great Easter.

Sunday, 3 April 2011

Family Tree News 3 April 2011

I have some good news about the Coventry History Centre. It looks as though, after a lot of waiting, repairs may be about to commence! The good staff at the Herbert told us that building repair work is due to start any day this week.

While there is no definitive timescale, the building work is anticipated to take 3-4 weeks. After that is complete the furniture and equipment will need to be installed, this will take another week or two. Fingers crossed we might have access to our local archives in a couple more months.

Special thanks to Ami at the Herbert for updating us on the state of play.