Sunday, 21 November 2010

TNA Podcast: The London Gazette - not just the brave and the bankrupt

Audrey Collins, genealogy specialist at the (UK) National Archives, in a presentation from last August, speaks on the many ways the London Gazette may be helpful in researching family and local history.

Listen from here.

1 comment:

Persephone said...

I downloaded this to my iPod and listened to it twice through. Today, I sat down at the computer and discovered:
a)my father's promotions in the army;
b)several relatives in both my husband's and my family getting MBEs, OBEs, and CBEs;
c)calls for claims on the wills of two relatives who died after the period supplied by Ancestry, thus giving me the names of their executors and death-dates;
d)and most astonishing of all, the news (to us) that my husband's great-great-great-grandfather landed in Debtor's Prison in 1946!

We'll be watching and reading our Dickens with even greater interest this Christmas....