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Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Wisdom Wednesday: Geni Travel Alerts

I begin thinking about library and archive opening hours as the ‘travel’ months approach. It’s not too early to plan.

On the domestic front, Dick Eastman alerted us that the Family History Library in Salt Lake City will change its Saturday hours to 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. beginning 13 Apr 2013, Previously, it was open from 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. I guess this proves that even genealogists have other things to do on Saturday night. Who knew?
If you are planning a research trip to England or Wales, you may want to subscribe to the FFHS news feed at www.ffhs.org.uk. On the home page, there are three buttons on the right. Click on the middle one to subscribe to FFHS News which is almost always about openings and closings of various repositories.
For example last week, they reported that the Hillingdon Local Studies, Archives and Museum Service will be closing to the public on 28 March as the Uxbridge (Middlesex) Library where it is housed is closing for renovation. They will be in temporary accommodation with no public access for at least 9 months. The staff hopes to be able to run a limited enquiry service. Contact them by email at archives@hillingdon.gov.uk or phone 01895 250702.
Also, the Herefordshire Record Office is preparing to move to their new premises in 2014, as a result it is only going to be open ONE week in every month, beginning on 8 April 2013. The start dates of the weeks that they will be open are:

Monday April 8th
*Tuesday* May 7th (Bank Holiday on Monday)
Monday June 3rd
Monday July 8th
Monday August 5th
Monday September 9th
Monday October 7th
Monday November 4th
Monday December 9th

Due to anticipated demand it is advised that you book a place in advance of your visit to the
Herefordshire Archive Service/Herefordshire Record Office, Hereford HR1 2QX.
Phone: +44 (0)1432 260750 Email: archives@herefordshire.gov.uk

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