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Recommended links

The History Data Service website contains a number of datasets which may be of use for those interested in local population studies. Also available is an online catalogue of Enclosure Maps.

The British Association for Local History aim to encourage and assist the study of Local History as an academic discipline and as a rewarding leisure pursuit for both individuals and groups.

British History Online contains machine-accessible versions of many historical resources including some volumes of the Victoria County History, the topographical dictionary of Scotland, the London inhabitants within the walls, 1695 amongst others.

The British Agricultural History Society contains PDFs of most back issues of their journal.

The Cambridge Group's website contains, amongst other things, information about their regular seminars.

The Charles Booth Online Archive is a searchable resource giving access to archive material from the Booth collections of the Archives Division of the Library of the London School of Economics and Political Science and the University of London Library

The Cumberland and Westmorland Antiquarian and Archaeological Society website contains a number of useful resources including a comprehensive links page. They have recently published: Parish Registers of St James, Burton in Kendal 1653–1837, edited by Peter Gaskins.

The Economic History Society website contains, amongst other things a searchable cumulative index to back issues of the Economic History Review.

The Eighteenth Century History portal provides links to a wide range of sources and historical texts.

Family and Community Historical Research Society

The British Academy sponsor the Hearth Tax Project. This web site gives details of the project, their publication series, and a useful bibliography of publications on the Hearth Tax.

The Historic Society of Lancashire and Cheshire's website contains a searchable index of its publications, a number of which may be of interest.

Historical Directories is a digital library of local and trade directories for England and Wales, from 1750 to 1919.

HISTPOP: www.histpop.org. This site provides online access to all British population reports from 1801 to 1937, including all the census reports for England and Wales, Scotland and Ireland and all the Registrar's-General's Reports for England and Wales, and Scotland. Also includes many essays and ancilliary information from the TNA too.

The Institute of Historical Research's site provides a wealth of information about current activities in British History.

Old Bailey Online provides a fully searchable online edition of the largest body of texts detailing the lives of non-elite people ever published, containing accounts of over 100,000 criminal trials held at London's central criminal court.

Local History Online for news, resources, information, courses and nearly 1,000 local history links. Also a calendar of events and local history books for sale online.

Tutorials, sample documents etc for medieval and early modern palaeography.

Statistical Accounts of Scotland are essential sources of study of Scottish life from the 18th and 19th centuries. Athens password required.

A number of articles from the Sussex Archaeological Collections are available from the Archaeology Data Service's website.

UH Press, specialist publisher of books on local history.

The Vision of Britain website provides access to range of resources including maps, statistical trends and historical descriptions, 1801-2001.

Virtually everything you want to know about workhouses is on Peter Higginbotham's wonderful site.

Note all links were active on 7 June 2008.

Please suggest other useful links which may be of value to LPS readers


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