Wednesday, 17 February 2010

Massive give-away of genealogical data

Ever wanted to own the whole 1901 Census of England & Wales on approximately 17,000 used microfiche? Or microfilms of the equivalent censuses from 1841 to 1891? It may be your lucky day. TNA is giving away used copies surplus to their requirements, one of each, in a lottery.

There are many other genealogical datasets as well.

Further information at www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/news/424.htm

These being given away is just one more sign of how much how we access these records has changed with digitization ... and that's a good thing.

1 comment:

Old Census Scribe said...

Thanks for the tip-off.
As a result our little LDS library in High Wycombe, Bucks, will now have 60 films of Deaths at Sea as well as the other small size category at the bottom of the list.
The volunteer who put our name in was quite ecstatic when she rang me yesterday.