Sunday, June 12, 2016

ARCHIVED: British and Irish Military Records Study Group - 7 June 2016

We learned about The Gazette, the official public record, established in 1665, continuing to the present. Of particular interest to Ol' Myrt is a FABULOUS "How many are online?" indicator published for record collections at The National Archives (UK). Why can't all digital image collection websites post this type of notation? This literally saves big-time headaches and most certainly endear researchers to the archives or library in question.

In the example below, Ol' Myrt here was able to immediately learn that ALL Victoria Cross Registers 1856-1944 are online, so there is no reason to order copies, pay for research or visit TNA in person.

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This is the link to this study group's Google Sheet with links we mention during the series. Kudos to our course coordinator, Claire V. Brisson-Banks for maintaining this with updates before and after each session.
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British & Irish Military Records - 24 May 2016
British & Irish Military Records - 31 May 2016
British & Irish Military Records - 7 June 2016
British & Irish Military Records - 14 June 2016

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