Friday, 25 October 2013

The Genealogist - new photo archive

From The Genealogist (www.thegenealogist.co.uk):

Image Archive provides a window into the past
TheGenealogist is the first family history website to launch a dedicated ‘Image Archive’ that allows you to view both 3D and standard images. These historical pictures allow you to relive the past through the eyes of your ancestors. The standard images are free for everyone to search and view and cover the period from 1850 to 1940. See www.TheGenealogist.co.uk/ImageArchive

We all want to know more about the lives our ancestors led. Adding a picture to the family story is the perfect complement to any research. The Image Archive allows anyone to search and view images of towns, landmarks, churches, resorts, occupations and military campaigns. They also include images of social interest showing how your ancestors could have led their lives. You may even be able to find the church were your ancestor was baptised or married.

Diamond subscribers to TheGenealogist will be able to view and download the images in a high resolution format for extra clarity.

The Image Archive is fully searchable and is divided up into sections to allow you to find relevant images of interest, quickly and easily. You can search by Keyword or Title. All the images are tagged and rated for quality to further assist the researcher.

The Third Dimension
Hundreds of the images are available in stunning 3D to really bring the past to life!

With scenes of the hustle and bustle of ‘Market Day’ to the drama of war, there’s a selection to view as both 3D moving images and as 3D ‘Red blue’ images.

Many other scenes are available in a standard format to view, with images not only from the British Isles but also internationally, with scenes ranging from Aldershot to Zanzibar.

Nigel Bayley, Managing Director of TheGenealogist comments: “This is an exciting development for TheGenealogist. To provide the first designated archive to help people understand the lives of their ancestors and find images to use in their family history. With a number of images available in stunning 3D, it really draws you into a forgotten age.”

(With thanks to David Osborne)


Chris

My latest book, Discover Scottish Civil Registration Records, is now available from http://www.gould.com.au (print) and http://www.gen-ebooks.com/unlock-the-past.html (ebook), whilst Tracing Your Irish Family History on the Internet is available at http://www.pen-and-sword.co.uk/Tracing-Your-Irish-History-on-the-Internet/p/3889/. My next Pharos Scottish course, Scotland 1750-1850: Beyond the OPRs, starts Nov 13th - see http://pharostutors.com.

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