23 January 2017
Worldwide Archive Finder
The National Archives (of the UK) has a neat webpage, Find an archive in the UK and beyond. Obviously, its strength are the archives of the UK and it also includes archives from around the world. Scroll down to “Find archives by country.” When you find a country of interest, click on the name and you will be taken to a list of archives for that locale. The list for the United States currently includes 276 entries.
The list is not complete and it doesn’t include some of the bigger national archives, such as The National Archives of Finland.
That said, for Oldham Lancashire, a haunting ground of my ancestors it does include the Oldham Local Studies Library and also the Oldham Hulme Grammar Schools Archive. The latter is new to me and of great interest as my mum attended that particular school for a few years (and, I think my grandfather and his sister did also (though I need to verify that))!
I definitely did not need to learn about this now; I have so many other things that I must do! Well, I guess feeding our genealogical soul on occasion is important also!
What neat archive did you learn existed that you weren’t familiar with using this database?
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