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Up for the Challenge: South West Heritage Trust’s Take 10 Challenge

Planning your projects to map collections onto Know Your Place can be daunting. Which is why it is important to start with small steps. In this blog, Eve Bickerton of the South West Heritage Trust describes how their team took the Take 10 Challenge to put Somerset’s heritage on the map. The South West Heritage Trust […]

Mapping Collections, Bristol Fashion: The Vaughan Postcards

Historic Mapping, the Vaughan postcard collection and community volunteers. Our series of Workshops to map collections with confidence are continuing throughout May. At our Bristol workshop, City Archivist Julian Warren shared the lessons learned from mapping the Vaughan Postcards Collection. Here, he tells us more…. The Vaughan Postcards collection The Vaughan collection consists of almost 10,000 postcards […]

Gloucestershire Gets Going! Mapping collections onto Know Your Place

Our series of Workshops to help you map your collections with confidence are now in full swing.   At our first workshop, at The Museum in the Park in Stroud, Julie Courtenay shared the experience of mapping at Gloucestershire Archives. Here, she tells us more…. The workshop in Stroud was a great opportunity to share […]

Preparing records to share on Know Your Place

In Top Tips this time we turn our attention to growing the Know Your Place map in a different way – by adding to the Community Layer.   Putting your information on the Map With six counties now mapped onto Know Your Place – and extra map layers being added soon – its time we […]

Top Tips: Free text searching the Info Layers

Are you interested in a certain type of structure? Or a particular period in history? Are you researching a notable individual or organisation? You can see if these people, places or things appear on the Know Your Place map.