St Mary Magdalene, Sandringham
TheGenealogist has significantly increased their Norfolk Parish Records coverage by releasing 1,445,523 new individuals into their growing Parish Record Collection.
These records, which are released in association with the Norfolk Record Office, are fully searchable and transcribed while also being linked to high quality images making them an extremely valuable resource for researchers of this eastern part of England.
This latest addition brings the total number of individuals in the parish records for Norfolk on TheGenealogist to over 12 million. These new parish records are available as part of the Diamond Subscription at TheGenealogist and allows family historians to find the names of forebears, their parents’ forenames, the father’s occupation (where noted), and the parish that the event had taken place within. Parish records can cover from the mid 16th century up to much more recent times, as TheGenealogist’s latest feature article discovers when it finds Royals sandwiched on the Parish Register page between Carpenters and Production Operatives.
Announcing the Domesday Book records on Map Explorer™
The Map Explorer™ now also allows researchers to search for Domesday book entries from the period twenty years after the Norman Conquest. Pins on the map indicate where a record exists in 1086 and links to records that show holdings before and after the conquest. Discover the name of the Overlord, Tenant in Chief and Lord of areas across England. Find out the numbers of villagers – and even slaves that were the lord’s property – for places at the time of William the Conqueror’s rule. Researchers can click the link to read the transcripts of the records that give details of the land, see who held it in 1066 and then in 1086, as well as see images of the actual pages from the 1086 Domesday Book.
Sandringham Domesday records on the Map Explorer™
Read TheGenealogist’s article: Parish Registers – egalitarian records where royalty and ordinary folk share the same page.
The National Archives has revealed on it website that one of the earliest surviving public records – Domesday Book – is going to be loaned to Lincoln Castle as part of a major exhibition for 2017.
The iconic document that was commissioned in 1086 by William I, the Norman king best known as William the Conqueror, to give him an insight into his new realm by recording the taxable value and resources of all the boroughs and manors in England is to travel North. The document will be on loan to Lincoln Castle from its permanent home at The National Archives in Kew. It will be on display in the Magna Carta vault from 27 May to 3 September along with a number of local and national treasures showcased as part of the exhibition 'Battles and Dynasties'.
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Latest news from The National Archives is that eleven items have been selected from the UK's libraries, archives and museums to represent our outstanding heritage in the UK Memory of the World Register. From Domesday Book to Hitchcock's silent films, these valuable works span nearly 900 years, come from across the country and embody pivotal moments in the history of the UK.
This is the third group of inscriptions to the UNESCO UK Memory of the World Register, an online catalogue promoting some of the UK's exceptional documentary riches across the world.
The 11 items and collections being inscribed to the UK Memory of the World Register are:
- Domesday Book - The National Archives, Kew
- Tyne & Wear Shipyards collection - Tyne & Wear Archives and Museums, Newcastle
- Aberdeen Burgh Registers - Aberdeen City Council, Aberdeen
- Hitchcock's silent films - British Film Institute National Archive, London
- Churchill Archives - Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge
- The Haig Papers - National Library of Scotland, Edinburgh
- Scottish Royal National Institution archives - University of Stirling, Stirling
- Dorothy Wordsworth's journal - Wordsworth Trust, Cumbria
- Thomas Hardy Archive - Dorset County Museum, Dorchester
- London bomb damage maps - London Metropolitan Archives, London
- Robert Stephenson and Company archives - National Railway Museum, York
There's more details available from The National Archives website