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New project data – 6 months on!

Six months ago, we added an extra 17,000 records to our project database. Since then we’ve been promoting the database and trying to ensure people are using it. We can see that lots of you have downloaded the data, and that the blogs are well read – which is excellent. We’ve been running an ‘On […]

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What’s in the new data?

Last week we launched our enhanced dataset of Railway Inspectorate staff accident investigations. We added a further 17,000 records to the existing database, available here, bringing our coverage to around 21,000 individuals, 1900-1939. In the blog post launching the new data, we outlined a few key points and gave some brief examples. In this blog […]

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New data release: Great Eastern Railway Benevolent Fund book, 1913-23

We’re thrilled to release a new data set for you: details of Great Eastern Railway (GER) staff who had been injured at work and applied for assistance to the Company’s Benevolent Fund between 1913 and 1923. The information comes from a ledger book kept by the Company and now found at the National Railway Museum […]

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Family Tree Live – here we come!

We’re delighted to say we’re going to be at Family Tree Live at Alexandra Palace later this month – and we want to see you there! We’ll be on stand 31, and will be making ourselves as obvious as possible. We’ve been working with family historians and genealogists for some time, including trying to make […]

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One day, 2000 records!

We’re excited to announce that we’re taking part in Who Do You Think You Are? Magazine’s ‘Transcription Tuesday’ event! On a single day, we’re going to be working together – with your help – to transcribe the entire contents of a volume of trade union records, full of details about worker accidents. It’s going to […]

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Researching railway worker accidents – together

In the past 15 or so years, the academic community has become much more attuned to the value of collaboration with individuals and organisations beyond the higher education sector. Arguably, what has actually taken place is a formal recognition of the importance of work that has for a long time been carried out across this […]

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