I’ve just signed up with JSTOR to get access to some academic articles that might be useful for my research. At the moment I have a free ‘Register and Read’ account, which allows me to store up to three articles on my ‘bookshelf’ to read online. The articles can be kept or removed after 14 days. If I need to access more articles, or want to download them, there are different upgrades available. Continue reading
I was recently given copies of some old family papers, including references for various of my great-grandparents who had been in service as maids and gardeners in 19th-century Ireland. Continue reading
I am currently working on a series of blog posts about ancestors killed in the First and Second World Wars. I know very little about military history, but have been spending a few days reading official war diaries and the diaries and memoirs of various servicemen – these are a fantastic resource for getting a picture of what life was like on the front line, and a lot have now been put online, on websites or through Google Books.