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Access to Archives: Update for April

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  • Ray Wilson
    The latest update of the A2A website at http://www.a2a.pro.gov.uk took place on Wednesday 3 April. The electronic equivalent of over 129,000 original
    Message 1 of 2 , Apr 4, 2002
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      The latest update of the A2A website at http://www.a2a.pro.gov.uk took place
      on Wednesday 3 April. The electronic equivalent of over 129,000 original
      catalogue pages was added to the database, which now contains catalogues
      from 169 archives repositories across England.
      These new catalogues include significant additions from the *Yorkshire
      Signpost* project, and the first catalogues from the *British Waterways
      Virtual Archive Catalogue Project*. The Yorkshire additions comprise
      collection-level finding aids covering the archives holdings of the local
      authorities of Barnsley, Doncaster, Hull, Keighley, North Yorkshire, the
      City of York, and West Yorkshire (Calderdale, Kirklees, Wakefield, and the
      Yorkshire Archaeological Society); and of the Bar Convent, York, and the
      Borthwick Institute of Historical Research at the University of York. The
      new catalogues from the British Waterways Virtual Archive Catalogue Project
      describe the files of the Weaver Navigation Trustees held at the David Owen
      Waterways Archive, and canal records from the Hatton and Hillmorton depots
      held at Warwickshire County Record Office.
      Further catalogues have also been added to A2A from *East Midlands
      Manuscripts and Archives*, including finding aids to the archives of the
      Gell family of Hopton held at Derbyshire Record Office, and the estate
      archives of the Dukes of Portland held at Nottinghamshire Record Office.
      Additions have also been made from the following consortium projects: *@ the
      Heart of the Community* in the South West; *Access to Somerset Archives*;
      *From Landlord to Labourer* in the South East; *Governing London*;
      *Landscape and Archives* in Eastern England; *Muck and Brass* in the West
      Midlands; *Our Mutual Friends in the North* in the North West; *Picks and
      Pistons* in the North East; the *Tracking Railway Archives Project* (TRAP);
      and the *Web of Science History*. Lastly, various finding aids from
      Sandwell Community History and Archives Service and Bedfordshire and Luton
      Archives and Records Service have also been added to the database.

      * * * * * *
      Sarah J A Flynn
      Regional Liaison Co-Ordinator, A2A
      Public Record Office
      Kew
      Richmond
      Surrey TW9 4DU

      Tel (direct line): 020 8392 5328
      Fax: 020 8392 5281
      Email: sarah.flynn@...
      www: http://www.a2a.pro.gov.uk
    • John Dixon
      Ray, Thanks for info. Having already trawled this excellent resource for Tewkesbury items is there ANY WAY OF JUST TRAWLING THE UPDATES? John Dixon President,
      Message 2 of 2 , Apr 5, 2002
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        Ray,
        Thanks for info.

        Having already trawled this excellent resource for Tewkesbury items is there
        ANY WAY OF JUST TRAWLING THE UPDATES?

        John Dixon
        President, Tewkesbury Historical Society
        see website www.tewkesbury.net/community/noticeboard.asp
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