Book now – Workshop on Wellcome’s Research Resources Grants Fund

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Boots Archive have recently received funding from the Wellcome Trust to help develop its collections through The Wellcome’s Research Resources Grants Fund. On 7th October there will be a chance to hear more about Boots Archive’s experience and the Fund in general. This is an excellent opportunity for business archives to find out more about the opportunities offered by the Wellcome Foundation for projects to increase access to material which has a link to wellbeing or health in its widest form.

The programme is as follows:

10.30 – Introduction and plan for the session  – Sophie Clapp, Boots Archive

10. 45 – Intro to Research Resources Scheme (and initial questions) – Chris Hassan, Wellcome Trust

11. 15 – Boots: why we wanted to transform our service, approach taken & learnings – Boots Archive, SC

11.45 – Boots: Rediscovering the Boots Archive -project delivery, decisions taken & learnings – Hannah Jenkinson, Boots Archive

12.15 – LUNCH

1.00 – Tour of Wellcome – Ross MacFarlane, Wellcome Library

1.30 – Dr Richard Hornsey, History Department, University of Nottingham: Providing an insight into the researcher’s experience

2.00 – Boots: Assessing the benefits and next steps – Judith Wright, Boots Archive

2.30 – Coffee

2.45 – Q&A panel session – Boots team, Dr Richard Hornsey and Chris Hassan

3.15 – Finish

The meeting will take place in the Burroughs Room at the Wellcome Collection Conference Centre. Lunch and refreshments throughout the day will be provided.

To book please contact Sophie Clapp at sophie.clapp@boots.co.uk

https://www.rcn.org.uk/news-and-events/news/rcn-and-ancestry-launch-historic-nursing-records

Ancestry Launch New 1.6+million nursing records 1891 to 1968

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[Posted on behalf of Teresa Doherty, Royal College of Nursing]

You may have seen some press releases / twitter / facebook information about our launch yesterday with Ancestry for Nursing records.

“Three major new collections of nursing records could show you whether your relatives helped save lives. With over 70 years of information available, you can now search for ancestors who were nurses between 1891 and 1968.

With names, addresses and enrolment dates from nurses registered with the Royal College of Nursing you can easily follow new branches of your family tree.

And there is more to discover from the Wellcome Library collection. If your relative was registered with the Queen’s Nursing Institute you could open up valuable new lines of enquiry, including the place where your ancestor was educated.”

There’s a nice article here: http://www.whodoyouthinkyouaremagazine.com/news/over-16-million-nursing-records-hit-web and a blog post from our Chief Executive here: http://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/2016/08/11/history-of-nursing-captured-in-new-nursing-registers/

Our website has a really good set of guides available to support users https://www.rcn.org.uk/library/services/family-history

 

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