11 September 2011
The LDS Church’s London Family History Centre in South Kensington is now closed for refurbishment but its services are temporaril
The LDS Church’s London Family History Centre in South Kensington is now closed for refurbishment but its services are temporarily relocating to the Reading Room at The National Archives from 13 September. The film collection has also moved to Kew and ordering is still possible. Tuesday talks start in October. The Church’s centre at Canterbury is also now shut for up to a year for renovation, but its Gillingham centre will remain open.
Meanwhile, the Sheffield City Archives building in the city’s Shoreham Street has reopened following a major renovation of its
Gwent Record Office is expected to reopen as Gwent Archives in October at its newly renovated home at Ebbw Vale’s old Steelworks.
Online, Essex Record Office was due to launch a new pay-to-browse platform to view its parish registers and wills collections. Entitled ‘Essex Ancestors’, the subscriptions range from £5 for a day or £15 for a week, with additional options for a month to a year.
In Wales, the National Library has launched an Instant Chat research help service at www.llgc.org.uk/index.php?id=147, on Tuesdays 11am-12pm and Thursdays 2pm-3pm. The library is also offering free access to all census returns for England and Wales 1841-1911 via Findmypast in its North and South Reading Rooms.
By Chris Paton, originally published in Family Tree October 2011