The Irish Republic’s Minister for Tourism, Culture and Sport has announced that more church genealogy records will become available in June 2010.
Archive for May, 2010
The British Library (BL) has announced a major new partnership between the Library and online publisher brightsolid. BL’s Chief Executive, Dame Lynne Brindley, says the ten-year agreement will deliver the most significant mass digitisation of newspapers the UK has ever seen: up to 40 million historic pages from the national newspaper collection will be digitised, making large parts of this unparalleled resource available online for the first time.
I haven’t published any news from Holly Cochran of Durham Records Online for some time, so here’s her latest newsletter. You’ll note that many of the County Durham parish register entries contain more information than is usual elsewhere. These are from the so-called “Barrington registers”. The Right Reverend Shute Barrington, the Bishop of Durham, was responsible for the additional information being recorded. (His counterpart in Yorkshire was the Reverend William Dade.)
The full Great Western Railway (GWR) Shareholder Indexhas now been made available online, along with colour images of the original records. The index includes over 570,464 records covering the period from 1835 to 1932, recording 440,000 shareholders and related parties, such as executors and spouses. The records indicate when the original shares went through a change of ownership.