Archive for May, 2010

Treasures Tuesday (11th May 2010) Pre 1800 Books

The Pre 1800’s Book Collection is housed within the Society’s archives. Most are not openly accessible to the public because they are far too valuable and delicate.

There are over 500 of these fascinating books which date from the 1600’s to 1800. They cover a range of topics and give fascinating insight into the attitudes and behaviour of our ancestors. Click here to find out more about this and other family history treasures within the Society’s collections.

Treasures Tuesday (4th May 2010) Rare Finds

This week’s Treasures Tuesday instalment focuses on rare finds within the Society’s extensive collections. The example given is a very rare 400 year old parchment detailing the execution of Sir Walter Ralegh. Click here to find out more.

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