Thursday 24 April 2008

BHRS expands

The Bedfordshire Historical Record Society is going through an exciting time of development. In addition to the annual volume, which has been the centre of the Society’s activities for many years, the Society is currently -

· planning a major new database to update the Bedfordshire Bibliography,
· discussing digitisation with British History Online,
· planning to reprint articles from the Bedfordshire Magazine, and
· discussing participation in the national Hearth Tax transcription project with the project management at the University of Roehampton.

They are all exciting projects that will provide access to sources for the history of Bedfordshire to a wider audience through the internet. They also present many opportunities for participation by BHRS members and non-members.

If you are interested in being part of this expansion or contributing to its annual volume, why not contact BHRS - - and volunteer? The Society is looking particularly for people with IT, admin., fundraising, research, bibliographical and transcription skills – and a little time. And you don’t have to live in Bedfordshire to take part.

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