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Willans Works Archives Event and Record Office Archive Accreditation
The Willans Works archives project at the Warwickshire County Record Office is coming to an end later this month, but work on the records of the engineering site at Rugby ...
The main aim of attaching a seal to a document is to prove the authenticity of a document by proving a relationship between the document and the seal itself. Seals ...
How the Friends of the Warwickshire County Record Office Began
Small beginnings can be important. A chance remark at a lecture to a well-established evening class at Warwickshire County Record Office in the autumn of 1988 was the starting point ...
Archive of an Archivist
From 1950 to 1955 the County Archivist, Anthony Wood, kept an office diary. He had been appointed in 1946 when the Office was re-opened after the war and he set ...
Warwickshire County Record Office’s Oldest Document?
One of the questions most often asked by visitors to Warwickshire County Record Office is ‘how old is our oldest document?’ to which, at least since 1970s, our answer has ...
Hair Powder Tax
One of the more obscure sources of information for family historians focussing on the 18th Century are the returns of hair powder certificates. The collection of Occupational and Quarter Sessions ...
Land Tax: Part Two
Before 1798, there is often ambiguity about whether the owners or occupiers are listed as proprietors. The names can be out of date, as changes were not always updated straight ...
Land Tax: Part One
Land Tax was one of the innovative schemes of the British government to increase revenue. Introduced in 1692, in the reign of William III and Mary, and finally abolished in ...
A Surviving Building of Warwick Priory
Warwickshire County Record Office has always had a mind to keep the documents in its care in good heart. Originally when the office was located in Shire Hall, and in ...
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