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Big Data and Genealogy, or the Commodification of History

Next week’s Digital History class will be all about databases, data mining, big data and API’s. Suspecting that I would probably feel paralyzed when going through the readings I decided to first go through the definitions of each of these things on Wikipedia. 2,163 more words

Digital History

Behind the Scenes at Doncaster Archives

Having completed my research into the impact of studying local history on mental health and wellbeing during the summer, I have been putting the research into action with a WEA group in Doncaster comprised of students with mental ill health, some who also have learning difficulties this term. 397 more words

Adult Education

Who Do You Think You Are? - with Julie Walters

The phone call came out of the blue… “Hello, Patricia? This is ‘Who Do You Think You Are?’ – yes, the BBC series.”

Sitting at my desk at work, in the middle of a project, on an ordinary day, I considered this for a moment. 395 more words

Julie Walters

Who do we think we are? Discovering my Brighton roots ...

An early writing tutor of mine once ran a lecture on fascinations – speaking of the way in which our obsessions can develop and take shape if we pursue them, to harness them creatively. 752 more words

An open letter to cemetery vandals

I don’t understand this.  Why do you feel the need to steal from the final resting place of someone’s wife, grandfather, infant daughter?  Why do you take such enjoyment in destroying these historical markers of our fore-bearers?  625 more words

Genealogy Online

Who Do You Think You Are?

Here in the UK we had our 100th episode of the highly popular Who Do You Think You Are? TV series yesterday. The celebrity featured was the 60s model and actress Twiggy (real name Lesley Hornby – married name Lawson) and for a change, this series I’ve actually recognised all the celebrities featured! 1,007 more words


Who Do You Think You Are??

Did anybody ever ask you that question? It’s so confrontational! “Who do you think you are??” Sometimes I know exactly who I am. Other times, I wonder about that myself. 242 more words