- The University of Edinburgh’s Italo-Scottish Research Cluster online archive gathers material from the 1880s, the era of the first Italian mass migration to Scotland, to the present. Right now, you can see old photos of Italo-Scots, but check back for more additions. There’s also a page where you can get links to learn more about this little-studied migration.
- The new Legacies of British Slave Ownership database holds the names of 46,000 slave owners in British colonies who received compensation for the loss of “property” when Britain abolished slavery in 1833 (it outlawed the trade in 1807). The database doesn’t name slaves, but it could aid those who are tracing African ancestors by researching the slave-owning families. Search the database here.
- The Civil War Trust’s annual Park Day takes place Saturday, April 16 at more than 100 participating battlefields in 24 states. Volunteers help clean and maintain these important Civil War sites by raking leaves, picking up trash, painting signs, clearing trails and more. To learn how you can help, visit the trust’s Park Day page and click on the name of the participating Civil War site you’re interested in (note that some sites are holding their volunteer events on alternate dates).
… and don’t forget about the Heirloom Registry Online Scavenger Hunt taking place next week. Have a good weekend!