New National Archives Catalogue online

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<script type=text/javascript src=http://pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/show ads.js></script></div></p>The National Archives has launched their new online catalogue, the old one will be disappearing soon so we will all be using the new “Discovery” Catalogue from now on. This catalogue will incorporate the Documents Online as well. I have had a play and it seems very smooth and easy to use.

The press release says …..

This year we will be replacing our current Catalogue and DocumentsOnline service with Discovery.

Discovery is The National Archives’ new catalogue, providing a new way to explore our collections. Discovery is much more than a replacement for the current Catalogue, as it has been designed to host, search and display the many different databases and datasets held at The National Archives. By doing so it provides a more robust and integrated system to manage current and future data and storage needs, along with a consistent and seamless user experience.

More about it at http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/news/692.htm

Discovery is at http://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/SearchUI/

Nottinghamshire Manorial Records

Nottinghamshire Manorial RecordsNottinghamshire has added the catalogue of their Manorial Records onto the Manorial Documents Register. This means you will be able to search online at http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/mdr/ to find out what documents have survived and where they are houses. Manorial records aren’t always where you would expect them to be ie at the county record office. For instance the Nottinghamshire records are held at nearly 50 different locations.

More information can be found at the following sites…

 

http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/mdr/

http://www.nottingham.ac.uk/manuscriptsandspecialcollections/researchguidance/manorial/introduction.aspx

 

There is an excellent podcast by Liz Hart on Manorial Records for those unfamiliar with these valuable records.http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/podcasts/manorial-documents-register.htm

 

1911 Census Podcast

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<script type=text/javascript src=http://pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/show ads.js></script></div></p>The National Archives has an excellent podcast about the 1911 census. The talk is by renowned genealogist Dave Annal. The podcast and many more of interest to family historians are available to listen to or to download, all free of charge.

http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/podcasts/

 

How much is it worth today?

How much is it worth today?I’ve just been working my way through the National Probate Index for the name Diddams for a client and began to wonder how much these estates would be worth today. A soldier who died in 1916 left £150 and I wondered if that was a large amount in 1916 or not. As it happens it was about 400 days wages for a craftsman.

To find this out I used the useful Currency Converter at the National Archives website. This is a page that you may want to tag as a favourite if you are curious about how much your ancestors were worth.

 

http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/currency/default0.asp#mid

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Domesday Book Online

Domesday Book OnlineHave you visited the National Archives Labs? This is the website where they try out new things before adding them to the main site. Always interesting to visit and well worth bookmarking so you take a look regularly to see what’s on offer.

The latest offering is the Domesday Book, you can search by place name and they say post code (bet they didn’t have postcodes in 1086!). You can then zoom in and out and around. A copy of the relevant page can be obtained for £2.

http://labs.nationalarchives.gov.uk/wordpress/index.php/2010/10/domesday-on-a-map/#more-353

 

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