Daily Archives: October 8, 2011

Take the Manorial Records Quiz

Nottingham University has designed this simple on-line quiz to test what you know about Deeds.  Give it a try! http://www.nottingham.ac.uk/toolkits/play_1450  

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Glossary for researchers

The following list from the University of Nottingham is not exhaustive, but aims to cover most of the terms which may be encountered by modern researchers.  A selection of Latin words and phrases frequently used in manorial records is also included. Users … 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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Was your ancestor a Suffragette?

There is a very interesting website at http://www.alicesuffragette.co.uk and I would urge you to look at it. It commemorates Alice Hawkins and includes suffragette memorabilia that once belonged to Alice.  It is intended as a learning resource and also includes archive … Continue reading

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