Tag Archives: "archives"

criminal mugshots
1 Oct, 2019

Researching Criminal Ancestors

In recent years the expansion in digitisation of historical records used by genealogists and family historians has led to the wider availability of material relating to crime, policing and punishment in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. Material on criminal registers, institutional prison records and photographs or ‘mugshots’ are often used by archives and museums to […]

Bradford University Charter
4 Oct, 2018

Celebrating Archives: Bradford University Archives

University of Bradford Special Collections has over 100 collections over 1.5 kilometres of shelves: archives, rare books, photographs, maps, drawings and digital media, offering a wonderful range of primary sources for both study and enjoyment. The University of Bradford became a home for a new chair in Peace Studies in 1973.  The department thrives to […]

Southampton University archives
27 Sep, 2018

Celebrating Archives: Southampton University Archives

Celebrating your archive With 6.5 million manuscript items and 50,000 printed books, the University of Southampton’s Special Collections provide a resource of remarkable richness and depth. Southampton is also home to one of the largest Jewish archives in Western Europe; the Division has more than 850 collections of manuscripts of Anglo-Jewish archives. This makes Southampton an important […]

Crest of the Schools of King Edward VI
20 Sep, 2018

Celebrating Archives: King Edward School Archives, Birmingham

RQG member Linda Newey approached The Schools of King Edward VI in Birmingham (KES) several years ago, when researching a former pupil.  She states “My first enquiries were answered by email, when the archivist Alison provided me with copious information including a pupil record card and digitalized copies of the school journal.  A few years […]