National Archives - Kew Tips?

Discussion in 'Research Material' started by von Poop, Oct 2, 2008.

  1. papiermache

    papiermache Well-Known Member

  2. Gary Tankard

    Gary Tankard Well-Known Member

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  3. Tom OBrien

    Tom OBrien Senior Member

    Gary,

    Are you sure that's not an April Fool's joke? ;)

    Yipeeeee! :pipe:

    Regards

    Tom
     
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  4. jonheyworth

    jonheyworth Senior Member

    let’s hope so !
     
  5. Gary Tankard

    Gary Tankard Well-Known Member

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  6. JohnH

    JohnH Member

    Extract from Job Description for this post.

    "The National Archives will be receiving a vast historic collection of 9 million military personnel service records over the next few years, including those from the Second World War. We need to grow our team to support this special transfer project and to back-fill for other activities relating to the accessioning of new government records, regardless of medium."
     
  7. jonheyworth

    jonheyworth Senior Member

    Could be a cool job . But £29 K and living in commuter land ?
     
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  8. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot 1940 Obsessive


    I'd get them all copied in under six months once I got my Mojo back :D
     
  9. Gary Tankard

    Gary Tankard Well-Known Member

    I thought that - it’s not even permanent.
     
  10. Gary Tankard

    Gary Tankard Well-Known Member

    I wonder how much Ancestry or FMP will be paying for these? If it means they get digitised quicker and to a high standard then I suppose that’s a price worth paying.
     
  11. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot 1940 Obsessive

    I suspect demand for war diaries will rocket once they are digitised.
     
  12. WATU

    WATU New Member

    Hi Did a thread get started for TNA file swaps?
     
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  14. Charley Fortnum

    Charley Fortnum Dreaming of Red Eagles

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  15. bamboo43

    bamboo43 Very Senior Member

    I made a serious enquiry a few years back when they were looking for three new posts dealing with the then forthcoming WW1 medical cards. They thanked me but said they were leaning towards graduates with a degree in either History or English. I replied that they might be better off with applicants who had an interest in the subject matter and an understanding of what researchers wanted when accessing the files.
     
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  16. Charley Fortnum

    Charley Fortnum Dreaming of Red Eagles

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  17. jonheyworth

    jonheyworth Senior Member

    Did you really expect anything else ?
     
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  18. Tom OBrien

    Tom OBrien Senior Member

    It’s working this evening - booked a visit, ordered 12 documents, be still my beating heart!!

    regards

    Tom
     
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