Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Midlands UK digital library

Midlands Historical Data

"We create digital images of local history books and directories so you can read them in the comfort of your home. At the moment we offer these images for sale on CD, and the whole collection is now available on-line.

All our books are searchable, and you can do the search from this web-site. Once you find a relevant reference, you can immediately link to an image of the relevant page.

For the Genealogist ...
... this means you can quickly find that elusive ancestor - particularly when the Census can't help (in the last 100 years, between censuses, or before 1840), or discover where that unknown house, street or village is located.

For the Local Historian ...
... this means you can quickly find a reference in the many local history books in our library.

This is a non-profitmaking project focussed on the Midlands - the old counties of Shropshire, Staffordshire, Warwickshire (including Birmingham) and Worcestershire, although we do have a little material from neighbouring counties.

We are aiming for depth of coverage in the Midlands to give you better service, and this will improve with time. We are not going to widen coverage to make money, and we only charge to cover the costs of equipment and software."


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