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National Archives - UK

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The latest update to A2A (Access to Archives) - the English strand of the UK
archives network at - took place on Monday 4th July 2005.
2554 new catalogues were added to A2A. The database now contains 8.1 million
catalogue entries, in over 94,844 catalogue files, describing archives held in 391
record offices, libraries, museums and other repositories all over England.

Records of the Kent and Sharpshooters Yeomanry Museum have been added to the

The new additions at this update include finding aids describing the following:
* Church records held at Berwick-upon-Tweed Record Office, Northumberland Record
Office and Teesside Archives, contributed through the locally-funded North East
regional project Bell, Book and Candle;

* Bradfer-Lawrence papers have been added from Yorkshire Archaeological Society
* Parish records held at the Centre for Kentish Studies have been added to Clerics
and Commoners
* Parish, School and local government records and more held at Bolton Archive and
Local Studies Service, Bury Archive Service, Cheshire and Chester Archives and
Local Studies Service, Lancashire Record Office, Manchester Archives and Local
Studies, Oldham Local Studies and Archives, Wigan Archives Service and Wirral
Archives Service contributed through the HLF-funded project Community Spirit;

* Medical records, personal papers and property-related documents held at the
Institute of Psychoanalysis, Kingston Museum and Heritage Service, Lambeth Archives
Department, Lewisham Local Studies and Archives, London Metropolitan Archives,
Royal College of Physicians of London, Royal London Hospital Archives and Museum,
Wandsworth Local History Collection, Battersea Library contributed through the
HLF-funded project Flesh and Blood;

* Hastings Museum and Art Gallery contributed Records of The Hastings and St
Leonards Conservative Association
* Family and estate papers held at Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies
contributed throughthe HLF-funded Hidden Talent

* Papers from almshouses, hospitals, schools and courts held at Corporation of
London Records Office contributed through Magpie's Nest

* Canterbury Cathedral Archives contributed through Oyster Sources
* Birmingham University Information Services, Wolverhampton Archives and Local
Studies Personal and political papers contributed through Pay and Power

* Cornwall Record Office, Devon Record Office, Dorset Record Office,
Gloucestershire Record Office, Plymouth and West Devon Record Office, Royal
Institution of Cornwall, Somerset Archive and Record Service, Wiltshire and Swindon
Record Office contributed through the South West HLF-funded project South West
Access All Areas

* West Sussex Record Office contributed through Sussex Parish Chest
* Barnsley Archives and Local Studies, Doncaster Archives Department, Hull Central
Library, Local Studies, Hull City Archives, Kelham Island Industrial Museum, Leeds
University: Brotherton Library, North East Lincolnshire Archives, Rotherham
Metropolitan Borough: Archives and Local Studies Section, Sheffield Archives, West
Yorkshire Archive Service, Calderdale, West Yorkshire Archive Service, Wakefield
Headquarters, York University, Borthwick Institute of Historical Research
contributed through through the HLF-funded Yorkshire Made

* Gloucestershire Record Office contributed lists
* Kent and Sharpshooters Yeomanry Museum contributed lists

Don't forget that you can restrict your A2A search to the catalogues added at this
update by using the Dates of Catalogues feature on the standard Search page - why
not give it a try?

A2A is the English strand of the UK archives network; its database at already contains the electronic equivalent of over 700,000
catalogue pages describing archives held across England in national, local and
specialist repositories and dating from the 700s to the present day. We are
rapidly approaching the end of Phase 3 of The A2A Programme. There will be one
further update by the end of July 2005.


Monica Halpin
Regional Liaison Coordinator, A2A
The National Archives
Surrey TW9 4DU

Tel: 020 8392 5328
Fax: 020 8487 9211

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