Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Spike our genealogy stats Wed October 22

Do you have family history research in the UK? Have you looked at the Discovery portal via The National Archives?  The public archives of the UK government contains over 1000 years of history with over 5% of its collection digitised. Download images of wills and probates, Army, Navy and Air Force records, Cabinet Records, pictures, photographs and more.
British Army war diaries 1914-1922 written by officers in the front line have now been digitised. These diaries give unprecedented access to daily movements and action in the trenches and beyond.
Yarra Plenty Regional Library subscribes to this e-resource and you can access it at home via your library card via the genealogy e-resources page of our website

We are encouraging researchers to come on board and search the website and download your records of interest on Wednesday October 22 2014  to spike our stats.  You can do this at home  via the library website with your library card or at any computer in your local library.

You may like to come along to Diamond Valley Library before and after our presentation on Blogging your genealogy at 1.30 pm.   Library staff will be available at 2.30 pm if you would like any assistance.

In early September a major upgrade took place.  It now enables archive users to search, browse and tag 32 million record descriptions of records held by The National Archives, alongside the collections of over 2,500 archives across the UK.  This opens up access to a wide range of collections and information for your family history research.  If you are a first time user read the comprehensive research guides to get started - and let us know about your discoveries. 

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