Tuesday, 17 January 2012

TNA podcast: Histpop – the online historical populations report website

This is another presentation from TNA's one day conference on the census at Kew on Saturday 1 October 2011.

The presentation is about Histpop, part of the History Data Service at the University of Essex, which provides online access to the complete British population reports for Britain and Ireland from 1801 to 1937. That's not the individual level census data but "ancillary documents from The National Archives, critical essays and transcriptions of important legislation which provide an aid to understanding the context, content and creation of the collection".

The slides used are available as a PowerPoint show download. It's just as well the presenter, Richard Deswarte, followed the slides closely as the volume changes due to his moving back and forth from the microphone makes this a challenging presentation to follow.

Start at http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/podcasts/histpop.htm

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