Friday, 20 July 2012

More India Office records to be digitised

Serious news for those interested in Indian research - the Gulf state of Qatar is sponsoring the digitisation of half a million British Library based India Office records in a new three year project that will eventually see the records made available online for free. The full story is at www.guardian.co.uk/books/2012/jul/18/british-library-india-office-qatar.

This is a separate project to the deal previously announced last year between the British Library and Brightsolid to digitise much of the India Office collection's parish register holdings (see http://scottishancestry.blogspot.co.uk/2011/03/india-office-records-and-uk-electoral.html)

(With thanks to Your Family Tree magazine @yourfamtreemag)

Chris

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