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Society of Genealogists Puzzle

 Society of Genealogists Puzzle

 

In case anyone gets fed up with mince pies and Christmas TV we’ve got a bit of a challenge for all our members and friends. Can you tell what these two baby plaques  signify? They are high on the wall of the sandwich bar at the beginning of the cul-de-sac that leads down to the SoGP10004981 300x225 Society of Genealogists Puzzle

We’ve never noticed them before but they are fairly high up and we could be very unobservant!!

How long have they been here? What are they and do they have any meaning?

 

There is no prize and the answers won’t be published – because we just don”t  know. But if anyone has a clue do feel free to let us know, because it has us stumped!!

Comments are open below

 

 

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A Very Happy Christmas from the Society of Genealogists

 

The Society of Genealogists would like to wish all its members and friends a Very Happy Christmas and warmest wishes for 2010!

 

 

Here’s hoping that the season’s get together will jog some family memories and that your family history research will be a huge success in the New Year. We look forward to bringing you more news about the SoG and the family history community in 2010. merrychristmas11 A Very Happy Christmas from the Society of Genealogists

For details of our Christmas and New Year Closures do see our main website

The Society of Genealogists Family History Show workshop programme  at Who Do You Think You Are ?Live 2010 has now been published on the Show website

The workshop timetables show when the Society of Genealogists experts, local societies and exhibitors will be speaking. There are talks for every level of interest in family history.

Tickets are free at the show but some advance boookings are avalable from the show website at £2 each.

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The Competition Commission has published an issues statement as part of its inquiry into the anticipated acquisition of Friends Reunited Holdings Limited (Friends Reunited) from ITV by Brightsolid Group Limited (Brightsolid).

The Commission has been asked to decide whether the acquisition may be expected to result in a substantial lessening of competition (SLC) within any market or markets in the UK. Brightsolid, which runs websites Find My Past.com and 1911 Census.com, and Friends Reunited, which owns Genes Reunited.com, are two of the three largest suppliers of online genealogy services in the UK. These websites allow users to search and access historical information and documents such as census results, birth, marriage and death records, and also supply family tree software.

The issues statement follows the first stages of gathering information, views and evidence and identifies clearly for all interested parties the specific questions and areas the inquiry is examining. This will form the basis for hearings with Brightsolid and Friends Reunited.

The full issues statement is available on the Commission’s website

The issues statement should not be seen as implying that the inquiry group (the Group) has identified any competition concerns—the Group has yet to reach any conclusions on this inquiry. The purpose of making the issues statement public is to inform all interested parties and give them an opportunity to raise any further points with the CC.
If the Group considers that the merger has resulted or may be expected to result in an SLC, it will consider whether and, if so, what remedies might be appropriate, taking into account any customer benefits that might arise from the acquisition, and will issue a notice of possible remedies, should this be required, at about the time it publishes its provisional findings.
The Commission is expected to report by 16 April 2010 and would like to hear comments on the issues statement from any interested parties, in writing, by 6 January 2010.
To submit evidence, please email anne.jolly@cc.gsi.gov.uk or brightsolidfriendsre@cc.gsi.gov.uk or write to:
Anne Jolly
Inquiry Manager
Competition Commission
Victoria House
Southampton Row
LONDON
WC1B 4AD

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New BBC Family History Show on Tracing Missing Friends and Relatives

The Society of Genealogists has received news that an independent TV  company is looking for participants for a new BBC family history TV show which will help trace missing friends and relatives.

Do you want to track down a missing relative, loved one or close friend but don’t have the resources?

Or perhaps your genealogical search has gone cold and you don’t know where to turn?

untitled1 New BBC Family History Show on Tracing Missing Friends and RelativesHelp is at hand in the form of “trackers” who will be filmed as part of a new BBC primetime television programme.
The TV team, with expertise in genealogy and people finding, may be able to help you find your missing person or lost contact.

If you need their help then please contact RDF Television

Email: trackers@RDFTelevision.com or Tel: 0207 751 7304

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