Finding Archives day

The National Archives is running a training day on locating records outside of Kew. In theory this should be of interest to independent archivists, especially the presentations about the National Register of Archives. In reality I wonder, given the nature of the presentation topic, how relevant it will be. Anyone interested should use the contact details below to find out more.

It would be interesting to know if there have been – or will be – similar days focussed on the archives of  black and other minority ethnic communities held independently?

Title: Finding Archives day
Location: National Archives, Kew
Description: The National Archives is holding a Finding Archives Day on 3rd October 2008. The purpose of the day is to showcase how some of the resources and services provided by The National Archives can help users and archivists identify and locate records outside of Kew relating to British history.

Presentations are aimed at informing members of the archive profession about new developments to the National Register of Archives, Manorial Documents Register, Your Archives, and other related resources.

In particular there will be presentations on the National Register of Archives digitisation project and on future plans for the development of the NRA as a database. Presentations on business and family and estate records will highlight the breadth of information present in the National Register of Archives.

One of the highlights of the day will be an extended session on the Manorial Documents Register, including the launch of the Berkshire and Buckinghamshire Manorial Documents Register online.
If you are able to attend please could you contact Rosie Logiudice at

Date: 2008-10-03

Photo from that_James at flickr (under Creative Commons license).


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