Benefit Societies and James Allen

You may remember a few posts ago one about James Allen, one of my first female husbands that I researched? This post looks at following up on his story and researching about nineteenth century Benefit Societies. Ease Mackenzie’s work from 1827 looks at Benefit Societies in Newcastle and Gateshead. I have been unable to find… Continue reading Benefit Societies and James Allen



#BLlab Yesterday I attended a great afternoon exploring the origins and research opportunities associated with the British Library Labs. The event was hosted by one of my supervisors Lucinda Matthews-Jones and was in collaboration with History UK. Mahendra Mahey opened the event and has worked on the British Library Labs since it's beginning four years… Continue reading #digitalhistory


First British Library Visit… Check!

I have just came back from my first official trip to the British Library in London (on my own) and accessed some materials. All a bit confusing, especially all the different reading rooms, but I am sure I will get the hang of it! Also,who knew there were so many microfilm machines? Just as I have… Continue reading First British Library Visit… Check!