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Taken back in time

Catherine Clark and Jacqueline Moore from Whitehaven Record Office and Local Studies Library on special activity sessions with an historic twist

 A GROUP of seven-year-old children put their X boxes and Playstations aside and were momentarily transported back a century in time when they took part in specially-arranged activity... [more] (6 comments)

By Colin Edgar
Published: March 17, 2011

Earthquakes and revolutions

Archivist Catherine Clark from Whitehaven Record Office and Local Studies Library, talks about the amazing colour old records can provide

 MANY of the school pupils who have a class visit to the Record Office – and I suspect, a fair number of our adult researchers – have the belief that local life in by-gone times was... [more] (1 comment)

By Colin Edgar
Published: March 17, 2011

Yellowing Pages

Archivist Catherine Clark from Whitehaven Record Office and Local Studies Library, talks about trade journals as a source...

BEFORE we had Yellow Pages and search engines we would have picked up a small book, commonly called a Trade Directory, to find out about local goods, services and prominent residents.

We have a fine selection... [more]

By Alan Cleaver
Published: January 19, 2011

Beginners guide to family tree research

Archivist Catherine Clark explains how to start-out when researching your family tree.

JUDGING by the number of emails and telephone calls we have had since the beginning of the year from people new to family history, we reckon the New Year – not to mention the new decade – has prompted researchers to get cracking.

Or... [more] (8 comments)

By Alan Cleaver
Published: January 13, 2011

The age before Google

Catherine Clark from Whitehaven Record Office tells of the days before Google

BEFORE we had Yellow Pages and internet search engines we would have picked up a small book, a trade directory, to find out about local goods, services and prominent residents. We have a fine selection in our local studies library in the Record Office, or... [more]

By Catherine Clark
Published: December 29, 2010
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