Sunday, 5 April 2015

TNA webinar and latest podcast

The (UK) National Archives keeps changing and updating its catalogue. There's an opportunity to find out the latest at Using Discovery, The National Archives' online catalogue, a webinar being given on Tuesday, 7 April 2015 from 12:00 to 13:00 (BST) - that's 7am EDT. Register at

Now online, Chris Heather offers a free podcast Tracing railway ancestors highlighting TNA's "vast collection of railway related material, a legacy passed down by hundreds of railway companies which operated in all corners of the UK from 1825 to 1947. Much of this material provides opportunities for local and family historians to discover something new about the history of their ancestors and the areas in which they lived. This talk provides an overview of the railway records held here at Kew, and explores the different sources for tracing railway workers amongst these records."

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