County Record Office Notices

Pembroke Record Office

The Pembrokeshire Record Office is moving to new premises. As a consequence, opening times have been revised in order to allow staff time to prepare the office for the move. Therefore, from the week commencing 11th June 2012 opening hours will be:

Monday & Tuesday: 9.00am – 4.45pm

Friday: 9.00am – 4.15pm

Last documents are issued 15 minutes before closing. The Record Office does not normally close for lunch.

The Hive, Worcestershire

The Hive, Europe's first joint University and Public Library, opens its doors next Monday, 2nd July. It will be open seven days a week from 8.30am to 10pm. The Hive contains records from both branches of the Record Offices, Worcester City Library and the University of Worcester Library as well as Worcestershire Historic Environment and Archaeology Service (WHEAS). Most of the records available at the Worcester Library and History Centre will be on open access each day. Original documents will not be available on a Sunday.
For further information visit the website

West Yorkshire Archive Service

West Yorkshire Archive Service will close its Sheepscar premises on Thursday 30th August 2012. These premises have proved inadequate for a modern archive service in terms of both public access and modern standards for archive storage.

In order to ensure that it does not lose its ‘place of deposit’ status currently under review by The National Archives, the service is relocating to West Yorkshire Joint Services HQ at Morley, Leeds. It is planned that the new improved services will open in November 2012.

Keep up to date by checking our website at

WYAS Leeds: Telephone 0113 214 5814 e-mail: [email protected]

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London Tax Records

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<script type=text/javascript src= ads.js></script></div></p> have just released more goodies from the London Metropolitan Archives. This  – time it is the turn of Land Tax Records for a variety of areas in London, the time period is 1692 – 1932.

The tax was introduced in England in 1692 and monies went into the government coffers, it wasn’t until 1963 that it was abolished. The records list both property owners and also tenants it also records which parish the property was situated in. A set of records which are often under used by family historians.

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Norfolk Museum Services

Norfolk Museum ServicesNorfolk Museum Service is a hidden treasure trove for genealogists who have ancestors in the county. I follow Cromer Museum, which is one of their museums, on Twitter and thought I would go and see what was on offer.

Well …. the big find for me was their collection of old images of Norfolk, it is great and as I do have a Norfolk family I had a wonderful time browse through the collection. To get access you click on the “Search Our Collection” button on the right hand side of the page which I have put a link to below and away you go.

Sound, Craft, Vision, Place

Sound, Craft, Vision, PlaceAn interesting project from the University of Huddersfield. The idea is to link up specialist researchers with members of local communities so that they can together build up an archive of local history. The scope of the project is broad and can range from the recording of memories of the past to looking at an aspect of life centuries ago.

Sounds fascinating and definitely a project I shall watch with interest. Although based in Huddersfield the team are working with regional partners so not living in the area isn’t a barrier.

There is an open day at Huddersfield this Saturday, but if you can’t get to that contact Rob Light [email protected].

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