HARG meeting, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, 20 July 2016

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The general HARG meeting was held at London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine on the morning of 20 July 2016. The meeting was well attended with representatives from twelve institutions chiefly based in London and the South East. The main purpose of the meeting was to discuss the future role of HARG and to demonstrate the new website.  This was followed by a presentation by Katherine Chorley (UCL) on her research on the impact of open data on the health sector and news updates from attending members.

For more information about the meeting, please see attached meeting minutes:  HARG_general_meeting_minutes_July_2016.


The next meeting will be held in Centre for Research Collections, University of Edinburgh on Friday 23 September 2016. The agenda will be published shortly.


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: and a blog post from our Chief Executive here:

Our website has a really good set of guides available to support users


Please follow us on twitter @RCNLibraries and help advertise this amazing resource