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Contract awarded to publish the 1921 Census online

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Contract awarded to publish the 1921 Census online

We can today announce the contract to publish the 1921 Census online has been awarded to British & Irish family history website Findmypast, in association with the Office for National Statistics (ONS). The census, which was the first to be conducted following the introduction of the Census Act of 1920, will be published in January 2022. Taken on […]

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Guerrilla cataloguing with Manage Your Collections

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Guerrilla cataloguing with Manage Your Collections

This winter we have been keeping busy and out of the cold with some guerrilla cataloguing. ‘Guerrilla cataloguing’, I hear you say. ‘What’s that?’ It is a focused burst of cataloguing activity, designed to produce the maximum amount of catalogue information within a short time frame by recruiting as many cataloguers as possible. The aim […]

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Reading about the Great Escape

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Reading about the Great Escape

During the Second World War, more than 100,000 British servicemen were captured by the Germans – many from conflicts such as the RAF bomber offensives over Germany, the Battle of the Atlantic, and the Allied invasion of north-western Europe.  Once taken prisoner, the men would be separated into the various German war camps, according to their rank.  Colditz was […]

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LGBTQ+ history: the red rose of Colonel Barker

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LGBTQ+ history: the red rose of Colonel Barker

Stories of women ‘masquerading’ or cross-dressing in men’s clothing were widely reported by the press in the United Kingdom at the start of the 20th century. One such ‘news story’ told of the ‘unscrupulous and profound actions’ of Colonel Victor Barker. Before I introduce you to Barker, I should explain how I will be referring […]

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LGBTQ+ history: the red rose of Colonel Barker

P E Szoradova gender history LGBT History Month LGBTQ+ Records and research

LGBTQ+ history: the red rose of Colonel Barker

Stories of women ‘masquerading’ or cross-dressing in men’s clothing were widely reported by the press in the United Kingdom at the start of the 20th century. One such ‘news story’ told of the ‘unscrupulous and profound actions’ of Colonel Victor Barker. Before I introduce you to Barker, I should explain how I will be referring […]

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