Fresh from hosting brilliant ‘Ask the Archives’ 1:1 sessions today, here are some snippets of news from Norfolk –
1. FindMyPast went live in all Norfolk Libraries and at Norfolk Record Office today. This means you can now access everything from the global subscription, including the 1939 Register, from your local library.
FMP currently has a plethora of locally useful records unavailable on Ancestry. This include electoral registers 1832-1932 and 2002-2014, service records since 1760, indexed Norfolk parish registers, British India records, transcriptions of Suffolk and Cambridgeshire parish registers and much more.
2. Picture Norfolk has added 3000 new images at www.picture.norfolk.gov.uk. The images come from Norfolk Record Office, the Time and Tide Museum, Lynn Museums and Trett Collection.
Next up are images from Gressenhall’s collection. Here’s one a group of nurses at the Downham Red Cross Hospital from NRO’s collection (c1914-9; MC 84/206):
3. I’m currently working on resources for a series of events over the next three months:
– a Convicts to Australia workshop on Saturday 3 March at 10.30 (booking essential). This will also be linked to International Women’s Day being marked at the Forum on the same day.
– a talk for this year’s series of Norfolk Pension Forums
– talks for the Norwich Community History Club all about local convicts and another about Rev Lloyd of Happisburgh
– a Norwich Terrace house history workshop on Saturday 23 April at 10.30 (booking essential)
If you are interested in joining either of the workshops, please visit http://norwichmillenniumlibrary.eventbrite.co.uk and click on ‘Norfolk Heritage Centre’