Norfolk Museum Services

Norfolk Museum ServiceNorfolk 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.

Photographic Blog

Jayne Shrimpton blogMany of you have heard of Jayne Shrimpton who is the UK leading expert on old photographs. What Jayne doesn’t know about dating photographs could be written on the back of a postage stamp! I came across her blog recently which makes interesting reading even if you don’t have any photographs that need identifying.

Here’s the link ……

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Hamble Hampshire old photos

Following on from my post yesterday about the Hamble Local History Society I have found another good website for Hamble. This time it is “Hamble interactive” and they have a great section with old photos of the village.

This is a must look at for those with ancestors who lived or worked in Hamble.

I would love to show a little screen shot of the website, but at the moment for reasons best know to itself Microsoft Livewriter won’t let me attach photos. I’m trying to sort the problem out, but in the meantime you will just have to click on the link and see the site that way 🙁

Portrait & Studio Photographers -19th & 20th Century

clip_image002This site offers a database of 19th & 20th photographers with biographies, information on dating of old photographs and a list of resources.

A neat and tidy site with much information and easy to use.

South West Image Bank

clip_image002This website will be useful for those with ancestors in the South West of England. As the name suggests the archive is of images of this part of England. I suspect that most genealogists will head for the Galleries where you can chose from Local Photographers, Local Business, Topical or Quick Links. I chose “Local Photographers” where you can chose from either William Gilhen or Gordon Sparks and then from a county or “other” section and then work your way through the images available for viewing online. Once you have found something of interest then it is possible to purchase a copy. A postcard size copy is £1.50 plus postage.