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German election: How a striking family history shaped Angela Merkel - The Washington Post
Shoalhaven Historical Society marks 50th anniversary | South Coast Register NSW
Headstone mix up at Lithgow cemetery | Lithgow Mercury NSW
Tracing NSW Gaolbirds | State Archives and Records NSW
Qld Police Service 1864-1974 Queensland
Surname List - All Surnames: Queensland Family Trees
Bicycling through Brisbane, 1896 | Queensland Historical Atlas
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Esquimalt Archives remain relevant in the age of technology - Sooke News Mirror
Tourism website helped cancer patient find relates - The Irish World
Diving into lives of her ancestors gives this Council Rock South junior new appreciation of history | Reality | buckscountycouriertimes.com
Arthur Conan Doyle and the Irish Literary Society The Irish Story
Ye cannae shove yer granny... Chris Paton
Most famous people in the world with Irish roots Irish Central
Bangor celebrates its Celtic heritage with three-day festival Bangor Daily News
The Mostyn Psalter-Hours: a new acquisition - Medieval manuscripts blog
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Convict Sydney | Sydney Living Museum
5 First Aid Tips for Water Damaged Family Photos The Family Curator
Limerick Archives - great new site | Limerick.ie
Hong Kong was under British rule for about 150 years and was returned to China in 1997. Apparently, since China took control of Hong Kong the government leaders have failed to turn over any official records. Under British rule the archiving of documents was also far from optimum. However, records on correspondence between the colonial government and Britain are probably stored in Britain as are most official records. China has a set of archive laws, unlike Hong Kong. Researchers say a law regulating how government records should be retained or destroyed is very much needed. A Law Reform Commission has been studying the issue of passing an archives law for four years and Hong Kong's current leader is supportive of passing an archives law. Some activists are concerned that certain sensitive records may be destroyed.
To read more see: http://tinyurl.com/yalcf9sg
The British Library has 6.5 million sound records that are being digitized to preserve them. Some are degrading due to their format and some "falling apart on the shelves", as well as the equipment to play the recordings are disappearing. The archives include more than 4,000 discs from a Nazi radio archive—the discs have never been played. They also include the voice of Florence Nightingale and street sounds from Beijing streets in the 90's, oral histories from World War l and World War ll. The earliest sound recording are from the 1880's made on wax cylinders.
The digitization project includes centers across Great Britain with each country focusing on digitizing their own local collections. There are a mix of formats which further challenges the digitization project as each requires its own digitization project.
A selection of the sound library may be heard at: http://sounds.bl.uk/
To read more about the project go to:
The Auckland War Museum placed its World War ll records online. Their collection is over 100,000 World War ll records. The public is invited to add what they know about the New Zealand servicemen and women. Over 140,000 New Zealanders were dispatched to serve overseas with 104,000 serving with 2NZEF. The collection comprises 75,000 new records in the database and enriched 26,000 of existing WWll Army records with additional information.
Information provided include fore and surnames, service number , gender. Armed force branch. Last rank, date of death and birth if known and in some cases photographs.
The collection is through Online Cenotaph which enables individuals to add additional information to individual records. You may also lay a poppy on pages of different service people to remember them. Access to the records is free.
To enter Online Cenotaph go to: http://www.aucklandmuseum.com/war-memorial/online-cenotaph
The New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene is proposing a schedule of when the Board of Health can make birth and death records available and transfer then to the NYC Department of Records and Information Services (DORIS). The Municipal Archives is within DORIS. The proposal is to place embargo periods for birth records for 125 years from date of birth and 75 years from date of death. This is similar to the 2011 Model Vital Records Act which imposes a 125 year embargo on birth records, 75 years for death, and 100 years for marriage records. The proposal is also asking for input for a 50 year vs 75 year embargo for death for those involved with family history. In New York City marriage records are under the City Clerk's Office, not the Department of Health, and therefore marriage records are not included in this New York City Department of Health proposal.
Records currently at DORIS (birth records up to 1909 and death records to 1949) are not affected by the proposed rule.
A hearing is scheduled for October 24, 2017 at:
You can submit comments to the NYC Rules website at http://rules.cityofnewyork.us
or email them to email@example.com
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‘Staggeringly huge’ number of convict records available on new free history website
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