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Colonial administration files

The UK Foreign Office is to transfer many overseas colonial administration files to the National Archives – from its website at http://www.fco.gov.uk/en/publications-and-documents/colonial-administration/: The Foreign Office will be making available to the public a large collection of files from former British … Continue reading

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The Domesday Book

The Domesday Book was commissioned in December 1085 by   William the Conqueror, who invaded England in 1066. The first draft was completed in August 1086 and contained records for 13,418 settlements in the English counties south of the rivers Ribble … Continue reading

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Records of the Hudson’s Bay Company at the UK National Archives

The Hudson’s Bay Company’s was founded in 1670. Its chief interests were originally the fur trade, exploration and settlement. After 1870, when its territory of Rupert’s Land was incorporated into the Dominion of Canada, its interests became more varied. Image … Continue reading

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Emigration – The UK National Archives

http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/records/research-guides/emigration.htm This guide to finding out about emigrants from Britain includes: information about emigration to North America, Australia and New Zealand information about child emigration, including the emigration of pauper children a section on finding aids to help you search … Continue reading

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Colonial administration files to move to The National Archives (TNA) London

The UK Foreign Office is to transfer many overseas colonial administration files to the National Archives – from its website at http://www.fco.gov.uk/en/publications-and-documents/colonial-administration/: The Foreign Office will be making available to the public a large collection of files from former British … Continue reading

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Mapping our Anzacs

Mapping our Anzacs gives you three ways to commemorate the original Anzacs: locate a service person add to the scrapbook build a tribute http://mappingouranzacs.naa.gov.au/about.aspx Locate a service person  The heart of Mapping our Anzacs is a tool to browse 375,971 … Continue reading

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93 years ago – the end of WW1

On this day in 1918, 93 years ago, Allied and German troops agreed to end the First World War. More than 8 million men and women saw service in the British forces during ‘the war to end all wars‘, a … Continue reading

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RMS Titanic

100 years ago today the White Star Line announced the departure date for RMS Titanic‘s maiden voyage. The National Archives is holding a one-day conference at Kew to commemorate the centenary of RMS Titanic. The programme looks at all aspects … Continue reading

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Street Indexes of England and Wales at TNA

The National Archives is in the process of converting about 300 binders of street indexes to the censuses of England and Wales for 1841-1891 to create an online finding aid and local history resource.   Currently the street indexes to the … Continue reading

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Palaeography and diplomatic skills

There are several high-quality web sites providing skills in palaeography (the study of old handwriting) and diplomatic (the physical make-up and contents of old documents). You may find the following useful:  English Handwriting 1500-1700: an online course [Cambridge English Renaissance … Continue reading

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