News for researchers in Dorset
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The Dorset section of the Manorial Documents Register www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/mdr/ is now online.
As well as the register there is also an online education pack. This is pitched at key stage 3 students and contains assorted resources for teachers – we are particularly pleased to have included links to Maths and IT as well as Humanities. The pack can be downloaded as a series of Pdf files from:
Additionally the Dorset Record Society has produced a guide to manorial documents for local and family historians. It is focused on C.17th –C.19th records in English and includes a history of the development of the court baron and court leet as well as explanations of document types with examples and transcriptions. A real bargain at £6 available from:
http://research.dorsetcountymuseum.org/drs.html(with thanks to Mark Forrest of Dorset County Council)Beryl EvansFFHS Archives Liaison OfficerThe Federation of Family History Societies is a Company Limited by GuaranteeCompany Number 2930189 (England & Wales) - Registered Charity Number 1038721Registered Office: Artillery House, 15 Byrom Street, Manchester, England M3 4PF
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