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National Archives (Great Britain)

Works: 1,389 works in 2,030 publications in 4 languages and 29,953 library holdings
Genres: Family histories  History  Handbooks and manuals  Sources  Genealogy  Pictorial works  Illustrated works  Maps  Biography  Military history 
Roles: Other, Composer, Publisher
Classifications: CS415, 929.102854678
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Christian names in local and family history by George Redmonds( )

4 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 1,252 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Surnames have long provided key links in historical research. This ground-breaking work shows that English christian names are also significant for those researching local communities and family history - and that they are a fascinating topic in their own right. Did you know, for instance, that the names Philip and Thomas were once used for girls? Or that there was a woman called Diot Coke in 1379?" "When George Redmonds became interested in christian names, he found that the information on his own name in dictionaries was contradicted by local records and that the standard works' emphasis on etymology only gave part of the story. Half a lifetime's research has convinced him that every christian name has a 'pedigree', which can be regional, local or even centered on one family. Here he explores the implications of this for both amateur and academic historians. Drawing on examples from Anne to Zaccheus, he covers a wealth of topics including the stabilisation of first names as surnames; the influence of individuals, parents, godparents and communities on naming; the popularity of names over the last 700 years; and more recent changes in naming practice. He challenges many published assumptions - and offers new insights into the customs and attitudes of our ancestors from the Middle Ages to the present day."--Jacket
Letters and papers, foreign and domestic of the reign of Henry VIII by National Archives (Great Britain)( )

2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 1,037 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A comprehensive collection of State letters from the reign of King Henry VIII. Includes a wonderful preface that sets the stage for the reader to understand the political climate at the time
Preparing collections for digitization by Anna Bülow( )

3 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 1,019 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This practical guide fills that gap, offering guidance covering the end-to-end process of digitizing collections, from selecting records for digitization to choosing suppliers and equipment and dealing with documents that present individual problems. As such, it can be used as a 'how-to' reference manual for collection managers who are embarking on a digitization project or who are managing an existing project. It also covers some of the wider issues such as the use of surrogates for preservation, and the long term sustainability of digital access."--Pub. desc
The genealogist's Internet by Peter Christian( Book )

10 editions published between 2001 and 2009 in English and held by 522 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the Publisher: This bestselling guide explores the major sources of data available to family historians online and highlights the most useful directories and gateways. Suitable for those starting out and for experienced researchers, The Genealogist's Internet features fully updated URLs and all the recent developments online in areas such as births, marriages and deaths indexes; the expansion in census records and wills online; DNA testing and surname studies; genealogy blogs; changes in search engines; historical maps and photographs. Use it contact others with the same surname or to access the numerous genealogical forums, discussion groups, mailing lists and newsgroups to help in your own research. This up to the minute 4th edition includes the following: the launch of the 1911 census; the expansion of genealogical services, now in the complete range of census indexes and the first official data service for Ireland prospects for the digitization of civil registration; the many new projects and datasets on the FamilySearch site; new passenger lists and other migration records; digitized out-of-copyright books; new ways of putting your family tree online; the rise of online sharing: DNA matching, photo sharing, social bookmarking; and expanded coverage of occupations and professions
Calendar of the fine rolls of the reign of Henry III : preserved in the National Archives by England( )

7 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 371 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

First ever translation of the Fine Rolls makes documents of crucial importance for study of the period fully available for the first time
The genealogist's Internet : the essential guide to researching your family history online by Peter Christian( Book )

3 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 309 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This practical guide identifies the major websites and online sources of data available to family historians. It is ideal for both beginners and more experienced researchers as it explores the most useful sources and helps readers to navigate each one. The Genealogist's Internet features fully updated URLs and all of the recent developments in online genealogy. This fully updated fifth edition, endorsed by the National Archives, is the comprehensive guide for anyone researching their family history online. It covers: ·Online census records and wills, including the 1911 Census ·Civil registrati
Bitten by witch fever : wallpaper & arsenic in the Victorian home by Lucinda Hawksley( Book )

3 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 308 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beautiful to look at and compelling to read, this book is a highly original and captivating volume that interleaves facsimile sections of alluring, arsenic-laden wallpapers with thought-provoking narrative. It is tracing the arresting story of the use and effects of the toxic pigments ingrained in popular wallpapers of the nineteenth century. Hawksley presents the history of Scheele's green and schweinfurt green, pigments created using arsenic, which produced the vibrant shades whose brilliance made them instant favourites with wallpaper designers and householders alike. With the aid of contemporary case studies and reports in the press, she reveals how, by the middle of the century, manufacturers were producing millions of rolls of arsenical wallpaper, with devastating consequences for those working in their factories and for those living in rooms decorated with the deadly designs. The wallpaper sections display dazzling long-lost work from the great designers and printers of the age, including Christopher Dresser, Corbiere, Son & Brindle, Charles Knowles & Co. and Morris & Co.--whose owner was famously dismissive of the fatal effects of living with arsenic-filled wallpapers
Films, International Missionary Council : production and circulation of educational films for natives of south, central and East Africa( )

16 editions published between 1934 and 1937 in English and held by 299 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Colonial Office file relating to the financing and progress of the Bantu Educational Kinema Experiment, a scheme initiated by the International Missionary Council to produce and show educational films to Africans
Inventions that didn't change the world by Julie Halls( Book )

2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 280 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A selection of impractical and improbable nineteenth-century inventions includes technical illustrations for such devices as a mustache protector, a top hat ventilator, and a rotary hair brushing machine
D-Day documents by Paul Winter( )

3 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 270 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Published in partnership with the National Archives, D-Day Documents is a commemorative collection of previously unpublished documents marking the 70th anniversary of the Normandy landings. This unprecedented book contains not only 21st Army Group intelligence reports on 'Omaha' Beach, RAF Photographic Reconnaissance prints and the ship's log of HMS Warspite but various other important official documents covering different aspects of Operations Neptune and Overlord. Crucially, this single volume brings together for the first time the war diary entries of all Anglo-Canadian 'spear-head' units and regiments who landed in France on 6 June 1944
Curia Regis rolls of the reign of Henry III : preserved in the Public Record Office by England( )

5 editions published in 2006 in Latin and held by 260 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Transcripts of 13c plea rolls, vital legal, social and economic detail of the time, presented with full index for ease of reference
Calendar of inquisitions post mortem and other analogous documents preserved in the National Archives by National Archives (Great Britain)( )

4 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 248 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wills and other probate records : a practical guide to researching your ancestors' last documents by Karen Grannum( Book )

2 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 232 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This comprehensive guide by experts at the National Archives makes will research available to all, from the novice family historian to the seasoned researcher seeking clarification on complexities. It makes sense of the records and the institutions to approach, as well as the indexes and the digital resources increasingly available. It also covers disputes over wills and administrations in depth, not just in the church courts but also in the different types of civil courts. Legal terminology and Latin phrases are translated, and the text is illustrated throughout with examples of the records including wills."--Jacket
The National Archives : a practical guide for family historians by Stella Colwell( Book )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 230 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An insider's guide to Britain's National Archives. Examines sources such as military service records, census returns, migration records and wills. Also explains new online services including the online catalog and the Documents Online facility where users can download digital images
Maps : their untold stories : map treasures from the National Archives by Rose Mitchell( Book )

3 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 219 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A history of maps and what they reveal about the times and places they were made, based on the collections of the British National Archives; features maps of cities and rural areas, military maps, naval charts, and other historic examples
Bound for Botany Bay : British convict voyages to Australia by Alan Brooke( Book )

2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 217 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Between 1787 and 1868, 162,000 people packed into 806 ships were transported to the colony of Australia. This book follows their story, from courtroom to convict ship to colonial life
Ultra versus U-Boats : Enigma decrypts in the National Archives by Roy Conyers Nesbit( )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 210 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Keeping the Atlantic sea-lanes open was a vital factor in the fight against Nazi Germany. In the battle to protect merchant shipping from the menace of surface raiders and U-boats, Allied resolve and resources were tested to the utmost. The story of the extraordinary measures that were taken to combat the threat, at sea and in the air, has often been told. But there is one crucial element in this prolonged campaign that has still not been fully appreciated -- the role of code-breaking, in particular the decryption of secret signals transmitted by German Enigma machines. And this is the focus of Roy Nesbit's fascinating new account of the Battle of the Atlantic. Using previously unpublished decrypts of U-boat signals, selected from the National Archives, along with historic wartime photographs, he tells the stories of the individual U-boats and describes their fate. Their terse signals reveal, perhaps move vividly than conventional communications could do, the plight of the U-boatmen as they struggled against increasingly effective Allied countermeasures that eventually overwhelmed them"--Jacket
Maps that made history : the influential, the eccentric and the sublime by Lez Smart( Book )

5 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 204 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Spanning seven centuries and seven continents, this stunning atlas reveals the story behind some of the world's most intriguing historical maps
Journeys in family history : the National Archives guide to finding your ancestors and exploring their times by David Hey( Book )

6 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 203 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Nowadays, the rich resources of the National Archives and local record offices (in Great Britain) are readily available to anyone. Tracing a family tree has never been easier. This book offers a guide to the major collections of records and explains how to proceed on the journey"--Preface
Family skeletons : exploring the lives of our disreputable ancestors by Ruth Paley( Book )

3 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 186 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Most families have a 'skeleton in the closet'. You may already have discovered yours on the grapevine or through your own research, or you may simply be fascinated by the dark side of our shared past. Here we reveal a wealth of disreputable histories from the 17th to 20th centuries - many previously unpublished - and to explore how society reacted to its 'offenders' as well as the changing attitudes to those who diverged from the straight and narrow
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The genealogist's Internet
Preparing collections for digitizationThe genealogist's InternetCalendar of the fine rolls of the reign of Henry III : preserved in the National ArchivesCuria Regis rolls of the reign of Henry III : preserved in the Public Record OfficeCalendar of inquisitions post mortem and other analogous documents preserved in the National ArchivesWills and other probate records : a practical guide to researching your ancestors' last documentsThe National Archives : a practical guide for family historiansBound for Botany Bay : British convict voyages to Australia
Alternative Names

controlled identityGreat Britain. Public Record Office

controlled identityGreat Britain. Royal Commission on Historical Manuscripts

Achiv Nasyonal (Wayòm Ini)

Archiva Nationalia

Archives nationales du Royaume-Uni

Archives nationales (Grande-Bretagne)

Archivi nazionali archivi nazionali britannici

Archivos Nacionales del Reino Unido archivo nacional de tres de los cuatro países constituyentes del Reino Unido: Inglaterra, Gales e Irlanda del Norte

Archiwa Narodowe

Arquivos Nacionais

Arxius Nacionals del Regne Unit

British National Archives

British National Archives London

Erresuma Batuko Artxibategi Nazionala

Grande-Bretagne National archives

Great Britain National Archives

Lielbritānija. National Archives

Nacia Arkivo de Britio

National Archives

National Archives (Great Britain).

National Archives of the UK.


T.N.A. (National Archives (Great Britain))

The National Archives nationaal archief in Richmond upon Thames, Verenigd Koninkrijk

The National Archives repository of archival information for the United Kingdom


TNA (National Archives (Great Britain))

Velká Británie National Archives

Wielka Brytania. National Archives.

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הארכיונים הלאומיים (בריטניה)

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