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Researching the history of my house at the Parliamentary Archives: a guest blog by Sharon Lewison

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I live in Islington in a terrace of houses built by a dairyman called Samuel Pullen. Samuel Pullen built the terrace in the late 1760s and it was completed and partially occupied by 1770. When Pullen died in 1775, he …

Negative and Positive – Digitising Glass Plate Negatives

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The Parliamentary Archives holds a collection of glass plate negatives dating from c.1900 that were purchased from Edward Farmer, a commercial and technical photographer, in 1972. Our latest project has been to digitise this archive and make the images available …

People, Places and Religion: A joint workshop with Cornwall Record Office

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On the 6th Feb I went to Cornwall to deliver joint workshops with Cornwall Record Office inspired by our new geo mapping web resource. The workshops were filled in record time by local family historians keen to research their 17th …