Tuesday, 2 September 2014

Genealogy: back to school

On this day when we start to put away summer gear (in the Northern hemisphere), students and teachers get out the books, and parents breath a sigh of relief.

Genealogists don't need to feel left out.

The (UK) National Archives has posted a series of webinars well worth spending some time with. On the menu:

An introduction to emigration sources for family historians, given by Mark Pearsall, a Family History Records Specialist at TNA;

An introduction to medieval and early modern sources for family historians, given by Nick Barratt, head of the Medieval and Early Modern team at TNA;

Army musters – more than just accounts, given by William Spencer who is The National Archives’ Principal Records Specialist in military history;

Tracing British battalions or regiments during the First World War, given by David Langrish, a member of the TNA military records team.

Also available is Cloud storage and digital preservation, a recording of a webinar with reduced sound quality and of less direct interest for genealogy, given by Neil Beagrie, Andrew Charlesworth and Paul Miller.

Kudos to TNA for finding a way to respond to repeated comments about the lack of the visuals in podcasts.

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