A document’s journey

Originally posted on Gloucestershire Archives:
Whether you are a regular or not so regular visitor, you might like to see what happens behind the scenes when you order a document from the strong…

Quarter Sessions indexes and transcripts now online

Originally posted on Derbyshire Record Office:
Before the formation of Derbyshire County Council in 1889, many of the things that we now regard as local authority functions were the preserve of the County…

Learning made easy at Who Do You Think You Are Live 2015

Those who have never been to “Who Do You Think You Are Live” may think that it is just another trade show.  How wrong they are.  It is so much more.  If you… Continue reading

Methodist preachers, Huguenots, duels and ………….school clothes?

We often go off to research in archives and libraries and make copious notes but then don’t write them up until quite a while later. While this can be frustrating (depending on how… Continue reading

Welsh newspapers for free

This is another piece about the value of online newspaper archives from Norman Madden of the Kenilworth Family History Group.  This time however the resources are Welsh and FREE. Newspapers as a source… Continue reading

Mining the Archives Project – Conservation Update

Originally posted on Derbyshire Record Office:
I’ve been working away on the conservation of documents as part of the Mining the Archives Project, and have so far repaired over 50 individual pages of…

Hunting for Nathaniel

One of the godsends of digitisation in recent years has been that of local newspapers by the British Newspaper Archive.  Anyone who has scrolled manually through endless pages of microfilmed newspapers searching for… Continue reading

Transportation to Van Dieman’s Land

The theme of the Local History Fair last October was “Changing Places” and I interpreted it as Migration for the purposes of our family history stand.  The display boards covered both migration into… Continue reading

Leamington Local History Fair 2014

Leamington’s Local History Fair The Trinity Family History Group had a stand at the Leamington Local History Fair held on Saturday 18 October in the Dormer Conference Centre next to St Peter’s Church… Continue reading

Treasure Seeker or Pleasure Seeker?

William Edwin Collom The photograph below is of my great-grandfather William Edwin Collom.                           The inscription on the reverse of this… Continue reading