Saturday, 21 July 2012

TNA podcast - Charities records

The latest podcast from the National Archives (www.nationalarchives.gov.uk) in England is entitled Charities and their Records for Family Historians. It runs to just over half an hour, and is a talk given by Simon Fowler, military historian and former editor of the much missed Ancestors magazine. Here's some blurb:

Charities have been operating in many forms for nearly 800 years. They were at their most important in Victorian England where in some places they rivalled the poor law in providing for the unfortunate. This podcast explores the history of charities and the records you can use to research ancestors who either sought their aid or who helped to run them.

To access the podcast visit http://media.nationalarchives.gov.uk/index.php/charities-and-their-records-for-family-historians/ or download from iTunes. Note - the first few minutes of the talk are in fact missing, due to technical problems with the recording apparently.


Chris

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