Sunday, August 28, 2011

[UK] National Archives Losses Hundreds of Historic Papers; National Archives Microfilms Downloads, BBC Places Archives on Line

Posted by: Jan Meisels Allen

The National Archives of United Kingdom has reported hundreds of historical papers lost-some since the 1990's. See this August 8, 2011 article from TheTelegraph. See: http://tinyurl.com/3pz4tyt
original url:
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/8688070/Hundreds-of-historic-papers-lost-from-National-Archives.html

The National Archives (UK) has created PDF files of some of their microfilmed records and placed them on their website--for free. See: http://tinyurl.com/3myxspk
original URL:
http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/documentsonline/digital-microfilm.asp
Some of the documents are very large therefore, it is recommended to use a broadband connection for downloading.

The BBC has placed its radio and TV archives on-line.
See:http://tinyurl.com/lpoj2f
http://www.bbc.co.uk/archive/collections.shtml Note that due to copyright
issues some programs are not available outside the UK.

Jan Meisels Allen
IAJGS Vice President
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee

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