The Thoroton Society

The Thoroton SocietyThe 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 Heritage Gateway

Nottinghamshire Heritage GatewayHave you got folk from Nottinghamshire ? My husband has so I was interested in this website. The first page introduction says it all really !!….

The Nottinghamshire Heritage Gateway is designed to provide a guide to the heritage resources of the county, and a history of Nottinghamshire featuring the latest research.

The information provided by the Gateway is arranged through a series of research pathways, organised into the following groups: places, people, themes and events. The pathways provide users with a brief overview of a subject area and a list of key resources for further research, arranged by type of source material.

The Gateway is being developed by The Thoroton Society of Nottinghamshire, and new pathways are added on a regular basis.

 

http://www.nottsheritagegateway.org.uk/

 

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WW1 Faces

WW1 FacesI have just come across the Imperial War Museum’s website set up to mark the centenary of World War 1. The website states …..

As part of the Imperial War Museum’s First World War Centenary Programme, photographs from the Museum’s ‘Bond of of Sacrifice’ are being uploaded to the photo-sharing site Flickr in a set called ‘Faces of the First World War’.

On Armistice Day 11.11.11, IWM made 100 previously unseen portraits of those who served in the First World War publically available for the first time on Flickr Commons.

IWM will continue to upload photographs to Flickr Commons every weekday until August 2014, the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of the First World War.

The Bond of Sacrifice is an archive of photographs collected by the IWM between 1917 and 1920. All of the photos tell a story. The men shown in them fought – and often died – for Britain and the Commonwealth during the First World War.

This is one of those websites where it would be worthwhile to set aside an evening to listen to the podcasts, read the articles and learn about the various projects that are being undertaken. There is even an interactive online family history course.

http://www.1914.org/centenary/

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Dorset Archives Catalogue

Dorset Archives CatalogueThese days the online catalogues for many of the county archives are very detailed and in some instances give enough information that you don’t require a copy of the original document.

I have just done a search of the Dorset Archives looking for any instances of the surname Lush and came up with quite a few entries that have given me some good leads.

The website also offers an online catalogue of Dorset images, but the link isn’t working. I must make a note and try again after the New Year holidays are over. There are research guides as well for those who are just venturing into genealogy.

http://www.dorsetforyou.com/dorsethistorycentre

The Yad Vashem Holocaust Database

The Yad Vashem Holocaust DatabaseThis website is a must for those trying to discover the fate of Jewish ancestors who perished during World War 2. There is the Shoah Victims Database, an online photo archive, educational material and much more.

I understand that the website was used in the making of the Stephen Fry WDYTYA episode. Not an easy area of research for genealogists, but one that may help family answer questions that have remained unanswered for several generations.

http://www.yadvashem.org/

 

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