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Making geographical sense of the census

Published date: Tue, 29 Nov 2011 18:00:00 GMT

The National Archives held a one day conference at Kew on Saturday 1 October 2011. The conference brought together an audience wanting to know more about the census, from genealogists to local and social historians.

The conference looked at all aspects of the census and at what this rich source of information can tell us about our ancestors and society through the ages. Speakers included specialist staff from The National Archives, academics and professional genealogists. Ancestry, Findmypast and Genesreunited also offered hands-on workshops on census searching.

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Irish land records - British Sign Language video

Irish land records - British Sign Language video

Published date: Fri, 06 Feb 2009 11:00:00 GMT

With the loss of the 19th century census returns for Ireland, Sharon Hintze guides us through the alternative sources for family historians researching their Irish ancestors.

Author: Sharon Hintze Duration: 43:14

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Civil registration and beyond - British Sign Language Video

Published date: Fri, 30 Jan 2009 16:00:00 GMT

The National Archives' Audrey Collins takes civil registration as her topic and reveals some of the little-known facts and stories behind the records.

Author: Audrey Collins Duration: 56:58

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BSL content avaliable - Court Rolls and Other Manorial Documents from Crown Manors, Richmond1-30 Elizabeth I - Catalogue reference: LR/3-101-6m1

The Manorial Documents Register - British Sign Language Video

Published date: Fri, 23 Jan 2009 11:00:00 GMT

Liz Hart, from the National Advisory Service, provides an introduction to the various types of manorial records and offers a practical guide to using the Manorial Documents Register.

Author: Liz Hart Duration: 33:34

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Introducing the 1911 census - British Sign Language Video

Published date: Thu, 15 Jan 2009 15:00:00 GMT

Mark Pearsall is a family history specialist at The National Archives. Here he provides an introduction to the newly released 1911 census and tells us how invaluable it will be for family historians.

Author: Mark Pearsall Duration: 7:14

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Child emigration to Canada - BSL Sign Language Video

Published date: Fri, 09 Jan 2009 10:00:00 GMT

Find out about the British child emigration schemes from 1618 to 1967 as Roger Kershaw examines the reasons and the records behind the schemes to Canada, Australia, South Africa and beyond.

Author: Roger Kershaw Duration: 38:26

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James Callaghan Nature Trail in Newfoundland - Catalogue reference: PREM 16/1531 - BSL content available

New files From 1978 - BSL Sign Language Video

Published date: Tue, 30 Dec 2008 12:00:00 GMT

Contemporary historian Mark Dunton discusses the release of high-profile records from 1978, which provide fascinating insight into the thinking of key government figures in the run-up to the Winter of Discontent.

Author: Mark Dunton Duration: 13:13

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The Real Little Dorrit - British Sign Language Video

The real Little Dorrit: Charles Dickens and the debtors' prison - British Sign Language video

Published date: Fri, 28 Nov 2008 15:00:00 GMT

David Thomas examines the reality behind Charles Dickens' fiction - what were Victorian debtors' prisons really like and how accurate was Dickens' portrayal of them?

Author: David Thomas Duration: 47:54

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BSL content available - GNR Stirling Single no.5 - Catalogue reference: COPY 1/404

God's Wonderful Railway - British Sign Language video

Published date: Fri, 14 Nov 2008 11:00:00 GMT

Find out how the development of the railways transformed the landscape of Great Britain and became the agent of enormous social change. Bruno Derrick explores the early years of the Great Western Railway, from its foundation to the death of Isambard Kingdom Brunel in 1859, and brings to light the vast collection of records in the custody of The National Archives.

Author: Bruno Derrick Duration: 45:28

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BSL content available - Bradford, 1901 - Catalogue reference: COPY 1/452

The parish: administration and records - British Sign Language video

Published date: Fri, 07 Nov 2008 11:00:00 GMT

For hundreds of years the parish was the most important unit of local government. This talk covers the historical administration of the parish, its officials and their records, as well as showing you how you can use these records to trace your ancestors and find out more about their local community.

Author: Mark Pearsall Duration: 48:03

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