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Picture of life in 1911 completed – remaining 1911 Census records on line

Findmypast issued the following press release and included some fascinating new data: The ‘infirmities’ column is released online for the first time, detailing people’s health conditions ‘Lunatic’  and ‘imbecile’ popularly used, reflecting a different kind of society Unusual  entries: ’old age’, ‘voteless’, ‘bald’ … Continue reading

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Sailors, storms and science: how Royal Navy logbooks help us understand climate change

This is one of my favourite podcasts from the UK National Archives published 10 Sep 2010   Sailors, storms and science: how Royal Navy logbooks help us understand climate change. Dr Dennis Wheeler, from the University of Sunderland, discusses the use of … Continue reading

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Another podcast from the UK National Archives

The National Archives‘ latest podcast features a talk entitled Anxiety, Dread and Disease: British Ports 1834-1870, given by Sarah Hutton at TNA’s diversity week last November. To access, visit www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/podcasts/british-ports.htm. The introduction states ‘As Britain’s status as the ‘workshop of the world’ grew, … Continue reading

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More about the First World War nursing records at the National Archives

The National Archives has published 15,000 First World War nursing service records, on its Documents Online site at http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/documentsonline/nursing.asp. You can view this photo and many others at http://www.history.navy.mil/photos/prs-tpic/nurses/nrs-e8d.htm The records date from 1902-1922 and include details such as date … Continue reading

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Historical Street Archive at the National Archives

Image via Wikipedia This wonderful Historical Street Archive search facility offered online by the National Archives  now includes the 1891 census. So if you know a streetname, this list will tell you which census District/page to search for. This is a … Continue reading

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UK National Archives update

The summer issue of Archive Sector Update, the newsletter for all those interested in developments in the archive sector, is now available for download: http://enews.nationalarchives.gov.uk/MAN-GMRH-3BNIRT-6IJXT-0/c.aspx The focus for this issue is on sharing ideas on how archive services can respond to the … Continue reading

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