Nottinghamshire Archives refurbishment

Nottinghamshire Archives refurbishment
Forwarded by the Federation of Family History Societies (www.ffhs.org.uk):Nottinghamshire Archives is pleased to announce that work to extend the strong rooms and refurbish the public areas will commence on 31st March 2014. We will endeavour to keep any disruption to a minimum; however, there may be times when selected collections are temporarily unavailable. On 20th October the service will close for approximately three months.Important dates31st March 2014 Building work commences. From this daSee all stories on this topic

TNA podcast – The Post Office Tower
The latest podcast from the National Archives in Kew is entitled The Post Office Tower: symbol of a new Britain?, a twenty minute talk from Mark Dunton about the construction of the tower in 1965 in London. It can be listened to directly at http://media.nationalarchives.gov.uk/index.php/post-office-tower/ or downloaded for free from iTunes. ChrisNow available for UK research is the new second edition of the best selling Tracing Your Family History on the Internet: A Guide for Family Historians. See all stories on this topic

findmypast Launches their “100 in 100? Campaign
Findmypast have just launched their “100 in 100 campaign”. What does this mean? Well they say that “over the next 100 days we will release new records every week with millions of new names and showcasing some of our recently added collections. You will find record sets from all around the world, including BDM records, parish records, military records and many others besides.”See all stories on this topic

findmypast Launches their “100 in 100? Campaign
Findmypast have just launched their “100 in 100 campaign”. What does this mean? Well they say that “over the next 100 days we will release new records every week with millions of new names and showcasing some of our recently added collections. You will find record sets from all around the world, including BDM records, parish records, military records and many others besides.”See all stories on this topic

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Jessica Hershberg, Blake Hammond, Billy Tighe and More Cast in Industry Reading of Idaho!

Invitation-only readings of Idaho!, featuring a book and lyrics by Buddy Sheffield and music by Sheffield and Keith Thompson, will be offered April 25.
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SAFHS conference 2014

SAFHS conference 2014

A quick reminder that the Scottish Association of Family History Societies (SAFHS) is holding its 25th annual conference next Saturday 26th April in Dunfermline – full details are accessible at www.safhs.org.uk/silver.asp, and the conference booking form at www.safhs.org.uk/images/2014/delegate.pdf.ChrisNow available for UK research is the new second edition of the best selling Tracing Your Family History on the Internet: A Guide for Family Historians. And for those wishing to take Scottish anceSee all stories on this topic

Shropshire parish records on FindmyPast

Parish records for Shropshire are now available on FindmyPast, via http://search.findmypast.co.uk/historical-records?SearchedRecordsetName=shropshire&Region=World – collections available include banns, baptisms, marriages and burials. (With thanks to email from Steve of the Atcherley one name study at www.atcherley.org.uk/wordpress/)ChrisNow available for UK research is the new second edition of the best selling Tracing Your Family History on the Internet: A Guide for Family Historians. And for See all stories on this topic

Next of Kin WW1 exhibition starts in Edinburgh

The National War Museum in Edinburgh is hosting an exhibition entitled Next of Kin from today until March 2015, after which it will tour around Scotland until 1917, visiting eight venues – these are Dumfries Museum, Rozelle House (Ayr), Hawick Museum, Low Parks Museum (South Lanarkshire), Inverness Museum and Art Gallery, Perth Museum and Art Gallery, Grampian Transport Museum (Aberdeenshire) and Orkney Museum. For details on the exhibition visit https://www.nms.ac.uk/our_museums/war_museum/nexSee all stories on this topic

Surnames database project reaches 45,000 names

The Family Names of the United Kingdom Project, currently under way at my old university in Bristol, the University of the West of England, has now researched some 45,000 names to date in its project to document British surnames across time, completing the first phase of the project due to be published in 2016. The project was recently revised and given additional funding to include surnames for which there are still at least 20 people bearing it as a minimum, as opposed to the previous 100. TheSee all stories on this topic

findmypast Launches their “100 in 100? Campaign

Findmypast have just launched their “100 in 100 campaign”. What does this mean? Well they say that “over the next 100 days we will release new records every week with millions of new names and showcasing some of our recently added collections. You will find record sets from all around the world, including BDM records, parish records, military records and many others besides.”See all stories on this topic

The future of web design

The future of web design

After a really exciting few months designing and developing the beta release for our Education and Information Management sections, a few of us from the web team packed up our colouring pens and took…See all stories on this topic

Fun and functionality

I really hope you’re enjoying the sneak peak at the redesign of the Education section of The National Archives’ website. We’ve hopefully made these pages more visual and accessible, as…See all stories on this topic

To display or not to display – that is the question…

Faded book spines, curtain backs, and tapestries; we’ve all witnessed the irreversible damage that light can cause to decorative objects.  Such colour change can detrimentally affect the aesthetic appeal, interpretation,…See all stories on this topic