Posts Tagged ‘Kew’

Names and archives and all…

July 7, 2009

Following on from the visit to the National Archives at Kew last week, TOTD was ‘filing’ info on a newly ‘discovered’ great-great-great grandfather only to notice a certificate of baptism from 25 years ago this very day.  To mark the occasion (in a Nigerian river as it happened), here are some websites sent in by someone inspired by last week’s visit to the Archives:

Etymology of Christian names:
http://www.behindthename.com/nm/l3.php

Surnames:
http://surnames.behindthename.com/

History, ethnicity, ranking UK names:
http://www.nationaltrustnames.org.uk/

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The National Archives

June 30, 2009

If Library staff are a bit thin on the ground today, it’s because some have gone on a summer visit to Kew:

http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/

and if that doesn’t grab you, perhaps this section will:

http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/spies/ciphers/default.htm

or if even that is too real, maybe:

http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/ufos/