[APG Public List] Great Site for London 1690-1800

LBoswell laboswell at rogers.com
Mon Jun 28 18:03:03 MDT 2010


Apologies, that 'damn you Ray' was an off list email that inadvertently got 
posted to the list.  But mention London and I'm like a kid in a candy shop 
(with deep pockets)


  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Ray Beere Johnson II
  To: APG Posting
  Sent: Monday, June 28, 2010 7:44 PM
  Subject: [APG Public List] Great Site for London 1690-1800


       There's a great resource for eighteenth century London (1690-1800) 
here: <http://www.londonlives.org/>. I learned about it from ResearchBuzz.
       I haven't done a thorough investigation, but it seems there are at 
least a few records that are earlier than 1690 and later than 1800, but 
according to the site that is the period the bulk of these records cover.
       In any case, if you have ancestors who lived in London - or who might 
have - during this period, or even if you are just interested in the history 
of London, this is a great place to spend some time. The "Featured Life" 
when I first visited was "Mary Harvey, fl. 1727-1733 A Noted Virago". :-)
       The information is supposed to be drawn from 240,000 manuscripts, 
across eight archives and fifteen datasets, and there are said to be 3.35 
million names listed on the site. Which is _NOT_ to suggest this site covers 
everyone who lived in London during this period.
       For anyone with an interest in history, this site is as appealing as 
fresh catnip to a bored cat.
                                 Ray Beere Johnson II



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