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DONATING YOUR MEMORABILIA - lots of local information, collections and memorabilia will be 'lost' when an estate is passed from one generation to the next. How often do we hear of that 'suitcase of old photos' which was thrown out or rotted away in the attic? You can now ensure your collection of books or postcards etc, if not wanted by your successors, are passed into our archive for safe-keeping and for use by those researching local history. Click here to see HERITAGE DONATION FORM. Just complete and keep with YOUR estate documents.



WEBSITES FOR LOCAL HISTORY
- elsewhere on the net

Searching for, and finding the 'original document' you need to complete that missing link in some aspect of your family's or house's history can be very satisfying, or are you just researching?

The internet opens up a world of both instant information and images which can also help you actually locate the physical whereabouts of the document you have been searching for.

The list below is a starter. If you have your own favourite sites please tell us - we will be delighted to add them to our list here

Rame Peninsula Family History
NEW SUMMER 2012
www.ramefamilytree.co.uk
The location for local family historians!!!

The Maker with Rame Institute, Kingsand
NEW WEBSITE LAUNCHED 2015

Official Website of the Maker with Rame Institute
http://www.makerwithrameinstitute.co.uk

http://www.rameheritage.co.uk/index.html
A quality local site specialising in the people, pastimes and work of Rame residents.
http://www.cyber-heritage.co.uk/
Steve Johnson's site. Based in Plymouth he has collected an absolute mass of valuable visual material which is probably the most comprehensive site for Plymouth and its surroundings. Hours of interest await here.
http://www.cyber-heritage.co.uk/maps/mayflower.htm
A collection of maps dating from the 17th century, many of which give details of the Rame Peninsula same author as above
http://web.ukonline.co.uk/stephen.johnson/air/
Aerial pictures from the 1970s and 1980s
http://www.virtualhistory.co.uk/
The very comprehensive list of local visual records available.
www.visionsoftheramepeninsula.co.uk
A website offering contemporary images including heritage topics

A selection of sites offering postcards for sale - there are lots more
http://www.postcardworld.co.uk/
http://sunnyfield.co.uk/dayspast/cornwall.asp
http://www.henrywimbush.co.uk/id21.htm
http://special.st-andrews.ac.uk/saspecial/index.php?a=collections&s=item&key=C&pg=2
This last site houses the Valentines collection of postcards.
http://www.playle.com/realphoto/
How to date a postcard from a US dealer.

Website offering historic ferry information
http://www.simplonpc.co.uk/
Want to know about the steamboats and ferryboats of the area? Do a search for Millbrook or wherever and you will get visuals and boat histories.
Traditional boats
http://www.cornishluggers.co.uk/class-a-luggers/
Traditional boatbuilding shown at its best.
http://www.swmaritime.org.uk/articles.php?atype=a
The SW Marime Historical Society cover a wide region - but in great detail.
http://www.mashfordsofcremyll.co.uk/index.php
A short history of the boatyard and activities.

Websites offering document research:
http://www.a2a.org.uk/
The National Archives is the official archive of the UK Government. It holds over ten million records - from the Domesday Book to the most recent government papers. The site will help you locate that document in the Truro, Plymouth or Exeter Records Office - where you can visit and in many cases obtain a copy.
http://www.devon.gov.uk/etched?url=etched/ixbin/hixclient.exe&_IXP_=1&_IXR=100134
Devon Libraries Local Resource Service
http://www.buildinghistory.org/

a top site for researching building history
For local forts try :
http://www.palmerstonforts.org.uk/
probably the most comprehensive site available
http://www.makerheights.org.uk/
lots of very local information
Maritime museums
http://people.pwf.cam.ac.uk/mhe1000/links.htm
http://centres.exeter.ac.uk/cmhs/ELMAP/

Not a museum,but a prestigious research body - a link to SW Maritime studies centre Exeter University
Cornish History
http://www.cornwall.gov.uk/default.aspx?page=14299
Providing a time-line on historic Cornish events
http://www.plymouthdata.info/contents.htm
The Encyclopedia of the history of Plymouth
http://archaeologydataservice.ac.uk/archives/view/farmsteads_eh_2006/downloads.cfm?booklet=southwest&CFID=33145&CFTOKEN=D27017FB-072E-471F-815C2946F6F79D1F

A really good pamphlet about history of farmsteads in the South West of England
Naval
http://www.pbenyon.plus.com/Naval.html
Late 18th, 19th and early 20th Century Naval and Naval Social History
http://www.navyphotos.co.uk/index2.htm
Comprehensive records of RN warships and others
Collecting
http://collectables.shop.ebay.co.uk/Collectables-/1/i.html?_nkw=rame&_catref=1&_fln=1&_trksid=p3286.c0.m282
This link shows 'Rame' items. Want to buy, just search for any local place name and see what comes up. Try Millbrook, Cawsand or HMS Implacable.
http://freepages.family.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~treevecwll/hoo.htm
Dedicated to those who sail the sea - lots of Cornish Seafaring history
Old newspapers
http://find.galegroup.com/menu/commonmenu.do?userGroupName=tru_ttda
You will need a library card to log in here,. 19th & 20th century newspaper records to search by name, date or edition
Legal history
http://www.oldbaileyonline.org/index.jsp
The Proceedings of the Old Bailey, 1674-1913
A fully searchable edition of the largest body of texts detailing the lives of non-elite people ever published, containing 197,745 criminal trials held at London's central criminal court.
Photography
http://foxtalbot.dmu.ac.uk/
The Correspondence of William Henry Fox Talbot Project extends to nearly 10,000 letters to and from Talbot (1800-1877), the Wiltshire polymath best known for his invention of photography. Fox Talbot was half brother to Caroline Edgcumbe and took the earliest known photographs in the Rame Peninsula.












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