Monthly Archives: April 2011

British Library to digitalise newspaper archive

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/london/8690919.stm The British Library has announced a 10-year project to make 40m pages from its newspaper archive available online.  The record of more than 300 years of journalism, including coverage of the Crimean and Boer Wars, will be put on the … Continue reading

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National Library of Australia

New version of the National Library of Australia search portal (2.0) has been released. Improvements include ability to create and save lists of resources and enhanced sorting of results. Further details are at  http://trove.nla.gov.au/general/completedlist

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Atlas of Family Names in Ireland

The “Atlas of Family Names in Ireland” is a very interesting new project. The researchers have transcribed all the names from Petty’s 1659 census of Ireland. They are now in the process of mapping the current distribution of Irish family … Continue reading

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Naval history website

http://www.patriotfiles.com/archive/navalhistory/ This is a fascinating website which includes the archives of NAVAL-HISTORY.NET from 1998-2010 and archives from the British Library and US Library of Congress working with the National Maritime Museum and Citizen Science Alliance / University of Oxford

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RAVENSTONEDALE PARISH HISTORY GROUP

The Ravenstonedale website was set up as a Millennium project and has blossomed over the past ten years thanks to all the contributors and particularly to the enthusiasm of the webmaster. Now the group is taking a further step towards … Continue reading

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FreeREG FreeBMD and FreeCEN

The objective is to provide free Internet searches of baptism, marriage, and burial records, that have been transcribed from parish and non-conformist registers of the U.K. FreeREG  http://www.freereg.org.uk/  is a companion project to FreeBMD (a database of the GRO birth, marriage and death … Continue reading

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York Family History Fair

Why not visit the York Family History Fair on Saturday 25th June at the Racecourse?http://yorkshirefamilyhistoryfair.com/ We shall be there with the Guild of One Name Studies table and look forward to meeting visitors

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New ‘Connected histories’ web site

Try the new Connected Histories web site http://www.connectedhistories.org   which brings together a lot of useful information. Connected Histories brings together a range of digital resources related to early modern and nineteenth century Britain with a single federated search that allows sophisticated … Continue reading

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Old Bailey Proceedings on-line

Version 6.0 of the Old Bailey Proceedings Online http://www.oldbaileyonline.org   was released on 19 April.  It is well worth checking out.

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CUMPSTON website hits 155,100 hits!

My website at http://www.cumpston.org.uk  is now 2 years old and has received this amazing number of visits. Many thanks to all of you who have been in contact.  If you are reading this for the first time and let me have … Continue reading

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