Category Archives: MEDIA

All types of media used as a resource for family and social historians

Ancestry’s Genealogy Mobile Apps Update Video for family history and more…

Ancestry Android Iphone and Ipad where are they at and what are they doing, a video update and some resources to explore as alternatives Take a look at MyHeritage Ancestry BillionGraves and a great tool called Evernotes. Anytime anywhere its just great… more

Open and Linked Data, Google and seamless structured query search between websites, apps and search engines…some Google extensions and an update on RootsTech from Louisa @GenealogyGems, check out the videos and update here… more

Gutenberg Project Free Ebook Resources

Gutenberg Project 38,000 Free Ebooks for all, legitimate and great research resources non-fiction as well as fiction. Over 100,000 books with partners and affiliates, it is a great resource for historians. Thanks to it’s late founder Michael S Stearn… more

ChronoZoom Project Big History Big Data

History of the Universe, Earth History and Microsoft backed ChronoZoom intriguing history and IT for historians as good as it currently gets, take a look Videos and links… more

Open Data, Linked Data accessible to all and able to be shared analysed and used by us all. Listen to short video from the excellent Nigel Shadbolt and you will soon see why this is relevant and important for anyone interested in history as well as just about every other aspect of life. This is not just blue sky thinking, it’s happening here and now and there are opportunities tog et involved…now more

Titanic Mapping history with Sonar…100 years approaching

Exciting conclusion of the Sonar based Titanic Mapping Project during to be broadcast in April, some intriguing resources and a great clip of the lovely lady and last survivor of the Titanic. Mapping your history with more than 100,000+ photos this is a great application of mapping and large scale data visualisation, find out more and don’t miss the forthcoming broadcast… more

Digital Archaeological Atlas of the Holy Land

Roots of our history stems from the ancient Holy lands, the three great world faiths, Judaism, Christianity and Islam, this project maps the history of the Crusades. Mapping history, with great graphical tools this resource has got to be worth a browse. The linkages to later history are very helpful in understanding the context in which life in western Europe develops…

The University of California, interdiscipinary study of art, architecture and archaeology alongside the Geo-Archaeological Informations Applications Lab at Arizona University, have developed an international project to do just that.

They have created a digital atlas that brings together expertise from many disciplines, there are 10,000′s of archaeological sites mapped, photographs and maps, which you can search at will.

The stated intention is that the atlas will ‘harvest, analyse and disseminate settlement pattern and new archaeological data for each key period of cultural change in the region‘. more

How History is made, The Guttenberg Founder Michael Stern Hart quoting George Bernard Shaw and why preserving digital archives matters to us all… more

Why my E Reader has converted me and how I have got on with this intriguing experiment.Lovin books and researching with my Kindle has been a great new experience. Find out why and how to get more IT help and views for your history project… more

Intriguing History

A free resource for family, local, social, collection and special interest history projects, find our now how and why Intriguing History can help you Map History, Make Connections and Gain New Insights into Your Hisotry Project…

Medieval Names 1450-1600

Medieval Names 1450-1600

A look at a website drawing together a list of Medieval names, fascinating for the family historian

Human Genetics and Genomics: The Science for the 21st Century

Human Genetics and Genomics: The Science for the 21st Century

A science spin for family historians looking at the next steps for the human genome project.

Interactive Map of Isabella Bird Explorer

Interactive Map of Isabella Bird Explorer

Interactive mapping for local, social or family history projects can be easily learnt using our tool kits. Explore history through interactive maps