Monday, 30 June 2014

UK academic research of genealogical interest

The UK Arts and Humanities Research Council funds some projects of interest to genealogists and family historians. Here are a few that may be of interest to you:

The London and Middlesex Hearth Tax: an analysis of the status and wealth of neighbourhoods and households on the eve of the Great Fire
http://gtr.rcuk.ac.uk/project/27AC4E52-CD0D-420B-AB61-75FEEC134D8C

Sussex Church Monuments c. 1530 -1830
http://gtr.rcuk.ac.uk/project/6FAB4D84-3CB5-4838-A10B-B685B0BDD212

Family Names of the United Kingdom
http://gtr.rcuk.ac.uk/project/04EB9698-C3F4-4C1A-8BB1-6598FE22DB69

The Singing Landscape Project
http://gtr.rcuk.ac.uk/project/6194D4B3-BAA9-4010-A2B3-96BCE8C5969B

The AHRC are also highlighting projects relating to the First World War. See the news item at http://www.ahrc.ac.uk/News-and-Events/News/Pages/Leeds-stories-of-the-Great-War.aspx

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