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Useful internet sites

  • Access to Archives Project: catalogues of many muniment collections in the JRULM and other repositories in North-West England are available online via A2A.
  • Manorial Documents Register: the MDR is partially computerised — Wales, Hampshire, Norfolk, Yorkshire and the Isle of Wight are currently available online. The majority of counties have not yet been computerised and information is only available by visiting The National Archives or submitting an enquiry.
  • Some Notes on Medieval English Genealogy: this extensive site contains information on charters, manorial documents, public records, tables of regnal years, a detailed bibliography and links to other web sites of interest to medievalists.
  • Medieval Palaeography Tutorial: a very useful site containing a series of exercises to develop your palaeographical skills, using high-quality images of charters, parallel Latin texts and English translations, and an explanation of the diplomatic of documents. Produced in conjunction with West Sussex Record Office.
  • English Handwriting 1500-1700: An Online Course: a series of practical tutorials in reading English documents of the period, designed for beginners and advanced students and drawing upon examples in Cambridge colleges.
  • Medieval Writing: contains a series of palaeographical exercises, a useful glossary of terms, and critical reviews of related web sites.
  • Cheshire and Chester Archives and Local Studies: holds many muniment collections relating to both the ancient and modern county of Cheshire, the diocese and the city of Chester.
  • Lancashire Record Office: contains many muniment collections relating to the county of Lancashire.



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