The Thoroton Society

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<script type=text/javascript src=http://pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/show ads.js></script></div></p>The previous posting about The Nottinghamshire Heritage Gateway led me to this website, The Thoroton Society, which is the leading historical & archaeological society for Nottinghamshire. The aims of the society are to promote knowledge, understanding and appreciation of the history, archaeology and antiquities of Nottinghamshire, and to support local research and conservation.

This looks to be a very interesting & informative website which would be very useful to give a background to Nottinghamshire ancestors. It’s going onto my list of sites to spend time browsing at the weekend.

http://www.thorotonsociety.org.uk/

 

Nottinghamshire Manorial Records

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<script type=text/javascript src=http://pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/show ads.js></script></div></p>Nottinghamshire 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