Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Mapping Women's Suffrage 1911

A new website I have just discovered focuses on the women (and men) who campaigned in England for women's rights to vote.  It seems fitting that this project has been launched to coincide with International Women's Day.   Below is a statement from the website outlining the project.

"The Votes for Women campaign was a long and difficult struggle fought by women and men in cities, towns, and villages right across the country. The Mapping Women's Suffrage project plots the diverse locations, lives and activities of many Votes for Women campaigners in England in 1911 - the height of the women's suffrage movement. You can click on the interactive map to find suffrage campaigners who lived in your street, town or city, accessing a cache of biographical information, photographs and archive documents about them. The suffrage map gives new glimpses into the lives of suffrage campaigners and the geographies of the Votes for Women movement - a snapshot in time - from this momentous period in women's history.

The Mapping Women's Suffrage project brings together academics, local history groups, family researchers, archivists and members of the public, to share and build an unprecedented picture of the Votes for Women movement and its campaigners in England in 1911. The map recognises the contribution of multiple suffrage organisations – both law abiding suffragists and law-breaking suffragettes - in winning Votes for Women as well as revealing the often-hidden lives of ordinary campaigners in the homes and communities where they lived.

The project map and website are currently being developed, so please visit regularly for more information and/or join our mailing list using the Contact Us form."

Friday, March 1, 2019

FamilySearch

Here is a list of what's new and free on FamilySearch so far this year.


Country
Collection
Indexed Records
Australia
50,944
Austria
75,102
Belgium
2,757
Benin
10
Bolivia
419,322
Brazil
4,552,840
Brazil
2,120
Cape Verde
19,477
Chile
70,261
Costa Rica
75,296
Czech Republic
1,059
Dominican Republic
6,437
El Salvador
306,119
England
319
England
994,791
France
1,388
France
48,409
France
1,151
France
3,064,022
France
372,562
France
304,196
France
511
Germany
7,397,644
Germany
3,457
Germany
2,871,125
Germany
34,378
Germany
17,160
Hungary
113,787
United States
7,900
Italy
34,729
Italy
123,204
Italy
120,752
Netherlands
55,943
Nicaragua
35,367
Other
173,946
Peru
19,808
Peru
18,924
South Africa
3,686
South Africa
330,782
South Africa
134,526
United Kingdom
3,153
United States
126
United States
321
United States
94,757
United States
4,443
United States
129,668
United States
356,122
United States
785
United States
83,991
United States
45,437
United States
656,620
United States
348
United States
20,709
United States
72
United States
288,877
United States
769
United States
1,392,105
United States
487,730
United States
39