The BBC’s current run – the eighth series - of Who Do You Think You Are is slowly drawing to a close. Celebrity participants so far have included June Brown, J.K. Rowling, Sebastian Coe, Larry Lamb, Emilia Fox, Alan Carr and Robin Gibb. This Wednesday, Richard Madeley- of “This Morning” and “Richard & Judy” fame- will investigate the Canadian side of his family with some surprising connections to some of the earliest Canadian pioneers. In Rhode Island, Richard discovers that his eighth great-grandfather was privy to one of the bloodiest ever massacres on American soil. Len Goodman and Tracey Emin will complete the current series of the ratings juggernaught.
London Metropolitan Archives to open late on Wednesdays
In addition to Tuesdays and Thursdays, the London Metropolitan Archives (the largest of all local authority archives in the UK) is to remain open on Wednesdays until 7.30pm. This is welcome news to many amateur genealogists who can’t visit during the normal opening hours of 9.30am to 4.45pm, due to work schedules.