From a photograph by Solomon D. Butcher of four daughters of rancher Joseph M. Chrisman, at their sod house in Custer County, Nebraska. From left to right, Harriet, Elizabeth, Lucie, and Ruth. Photographed in 1886.

Sunday, August 13, 2006

England's ancient Domesday Book goes high-tech

History and Old Stuff... Some Interesting News...



The Associated Press by Jill Lawless
Centre Daily Times, August 13, 2006

LONDON -- The Middle Ages met the Internet age last week when the Domesday Book -- a survey of England conducted almost 1,000 years ago -- went online.

The book, a record of the people and lands ruled by William the Conqueror, is the oldest record held by Britain's National Archives and one of the country's most valuable documents. Now anyone with an Internet connection can -- for a fee -- download copies of handwritten records that provide a picture of life in the 11th century.

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I am so glad I live in the age of the internet. I often think how much my mother would have enjoyed it.

2 comments:

Sarabeth said...

This is really neat, isn't it?

Genevieve said...

It is an amazing book, obviously. If you have English ancestors, it would be very interesting to read the description of the village they came from. It is really great that they are putting it on the internet.

Here's the site: The Domesday Book Online

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