Thursday, 10 April 2014

TNA podcast: Early civil registration

In this talk from March 6, 2014 TNA's Audrey Collins reviews the operation of civil registration from its initiation in 1837 to 1875 when legislative changes came into effect. The presentation is not so much a discussion of the records as administrative matters. Audrey emphasise that, despite some issues with resistance to civil registration, chances are that inability to find an expected registration is not due to such resistance. Other issues, notably indexing, are likely the reason.

In addition to original resources held at Kew Audrey recommends the British Newspaper Archive and Histpop as resources.

http://media.nationalarchives.gov.uk/index.php/early-civil-registration/

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