Tuesday 19 June 2012

Origins: new viewer and Somerset probate records

From Jane Hewitt, new developments at Origins.net (www.origins.net):

New ImageViewer on Origins.net!

Over the past few months, we have listened to customer feedback and have developed a new image viewer for Origins.net. This allows easier searching for all users, including those accessing Origins.net from a Mac.

One of the best ways to check out the ImageViewer is to browse the Children’s Employment Commission of 1842.

This huge government publication contains evidence on the employment of children. Evidence is given by interviews with employers, adult workers and children, relating to work and lifestyle conditions. This fascinating and vivid resource provides detailed information on early 19th century social conditions in the manufacturing areas of Great Britain and Ireland.

Browse the Children’s Employment Commission FREE using the new ImageViewer at www.origins.net/help/ChildrensEmploymentCommission.aspx

(After logging in click Use Origins.net ImageViewer and set your image viewing preferences to Origins.net Java plug-in. Click here for Help using the new viewer)

Somerset Medieval Wills Abstracts 1385-1558

This volume contains full abstracts (summaries) to wills for Somerset testators proved in the Prerogative Court of Canterbury. These abstracts contain a complete summary of the details contained within each will and includes all names and places (testators, executors, witnesses and beneficiaries) plus incidental information such as relationships and occupations where found in the original documents.


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