Daily Archives: June 25, 2011

British Library and Google partnership

Major project to digitise up to 40 million pages from 1700-1870, from the French Revolution to the end of slavery The British Library and Google announced this week a partnership to digitise 250,000 out-of-copyright books from the Library’s collections. Opening up access to … Continue reading

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Nottinghamshire’s Medieval Records Published Online

Nottinghamshire‘s Medieval Records Published Online.   A register of medieval court rolls, surveys and maps, has been released online for the first time. Information about 200 Nottinghamshire manors is accessible to the public thanks to the county council’s archives team. The … Continue reading

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West Yorkshire Archives – new partnership with Ancestry.co.uk

This press release is from the West Yorkshire Archives Service web site this week: ‘Ancestry.co.uk – The West Yorkshire Archive Service is pleased to be working in partnership with http://www.Ancestry.co.uk   to digitise, index and make available on their website copies of … Continue reading

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The Bowes Museum – Vivienne Westwood Shoes 1773-2011

Vivienne Westwood Shoes is attracting an influx of first time visitors, resulting in an atmosphere of excitement and anticipation at the Bowes Museum .  It is showing until 10th July so don’t miss it.   This exhibition celebrates the ingenuity and creativity of British … Continue reading

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Records of Britain’s everyday heroes go online for the first time

Over half a million records covering 100 years of the militia – the forerunner of The British Territorial Army – are published online at http://www.findmypast.co.uk/ for the first time These records provide unique descriptions of what your ancestors actually looked like.  … Continue reading

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Scottish burial and cremation records available

 There are now nearly 1 million Scottish burial and cremation records available: a.  313,000 records for Edinburgh’s Seafield Cemetery and Crematorium and for Warriston Crematorium are now on http://www.deceasedonline.com. b.  Nearly 39,000 burial records dating from 1888 to the present day … Continue reading

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