From the office: 10 websites to watch in 2014

By Editor, 19 December 2013 - 4:13pm

There will be lots of new material coming online in 2014 including these ten gems, says editor Sarah Williams

Thursday 19 December 2013

Sarah Williams, editor
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Well, we’ve survived the Christmas party and are being fortified by a steady stream of mince pies.

Tomorrow our January issue goes on sale and we’re all very excited by it. One of my favourite features for the whole year is our annual round-up of the 50 websites to watch that comes out at the start of each year.

We ask all the leading websites and lots of the smaller ones, what their plans are for the following year – you hear it from us first! This year a lot of the new data releases and website projects relate to the First World War, but there is also plenty of other exciting material coming out.

So, without wanting to give too much away, here are 10 gems I’m personally looking forward to in 2014:

1) British in India records at findmypast.co.uk

2) Millions more pages coming to the British Newspaper Archive

3) The Lives of the First World War project coming from the Imperial War Museum

4) Scottish taxation records at ScotlandsPlaces

5) The Welsh Experience of the First World War

6) 650 hours of First World War film footage at the European Film Gateway

7) Kent in World War One

8) Bradford WW1 images going up on Flickr

9) New data from the FamilySearch vaults coming to Ancestry.co.uk

10) More parish registers (with images) coming to FamilySearch.org

These are just a few of the highlights from our 50 Websites to Watch feature. There’s plenty more in the magazine to keep you busy over the holiday period.

Finally, I’d just like to take this opportunity to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

 

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