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EVENTS in April 2015

GUILDHALL LIBRARY

Wednesday 15 April 2-3pm

Brompton Cemetery – Impressive Architecture and Fascinating Occupants

An Illustrated talk relating the chequered early history of a cemetery that ultimately acquired one of England’s finest architectural funerary complexes. Hear about its buildings, monuments and some of its 800 notable occupants

All events at Guildhall Library are now booked through:

Eventbrite: www.ghlevents.eventbrite.co.uk. Any queries telephone 020 7332 1868

 

CAMDEN LOCAL STUDIES AND ARCHIVES CENTRE

2nd Floor, Holborn Library, 32-38 Theobalds Road, London WC1X 8PA

Tuesday 21 April at 7.15pm (doors open at 6.45)

The Fleet, Tyburn and Westbourne: Camden’s Trio of Lost Rivers

A free illustrated talk. No need to book.

Members may wish to note that electronic (PDF) versions of METROPOLITAN and a spreadsheet index are now available in the Members' Area (Under Files).

 

Ancestry have released new data covering the London Electoral Rolls 1835-1965. See

 

http://search.ancestry.co.uk/search/db.aspx?dbid=1795

 

They are name indexed, though like so many scanned documents, the quality of the OCR is bound to vary. I noted that while some Middx records (e.g. for Enfield) are there for the earlier years, they are missing for the more recent period. However, it's a valuable resource allowing you to find addresses in the modern (post censuses) period.
I've just become aware of a wonderful new website called Locating London's Past at

http://www.locatinglondon.org/

This website allows you to search a wide body of digital resources relating to early modern and eighteenth-century London, and to map the results on to a fully GIS compliant version of John Rocque's 1746 map.

Records of crime, poor relief, taxation, elections, local administration, plague deaths and archaeological finds can all be searched and mapped on this site.