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Mar 27, 2007

Drew reminds listeners to nominate individuals and genealogy societies for the awards offered by the Federation of Genealogical Societies (www.fgs.org/fgs-awards.htm); shares the British government's response to the e-petition to provide earlier access to the 1911, 1921, and 1931 British censuses; and announces that Cyndi (of Cyndi's List) has a new blog at cyndislist.blogspot.com.  George announces the Newberry Library's (www.newberry.org) annual workshop, this one focusing on Maps and Genealogy.  Other listener mailbag items include the records of the Old Bailey (www.oldbaileyonline.org), Chicago area burial records, ways to deal with thick or odd-sized documents, locating newspapers in archives, the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee map collection (www.uwm.edu/Libraries/digilib/maps/), and equipment used to restore photographs.