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Who Do You Think You Are? Magazine - - AROUND BRITAIN -

In the post-war pe­riod, some of Brighton’s fa­mous Re­gency sub­urbs were un­der threat, in­clud­ing Brunswick Square, Brunswick Ter­race and Ade­laide Cres­cent. A team led by Antony Dale, stepped in, form­ing the Re­gency So­ci­ety of Brighton and Hove ( re­gen­cyso­ci­ety.org). One of the high­lights of the web­site is the photo ar­chive at re­gen­cyso­ci­ety-jamesgray.com, amassed by lo­cal col­lec­tor James Gray, and com­pris­ing 39 vol­umes con­tain­ing around 7,500 im­ages. The Re­gency Town House her­itage cen­tre ( rth.org.uk) cre­ated the MyHouseMyStreet ( mhms.org.uk) project in 2010, which al­lows you to find out who the past oc­cu­pants of your house were.

For more views, pho­to­graphs and lo­cal his­tory, try the Royal Pav­il­ion & Mu­se­ums Im­age Store ( www.im­ages.brighton-hove-rpml.org.uk/ as­set­bank-pav­il­ion/ac­tion/viewHome). While an­other great source for lo­cal his­tory is My Brighton and Hove ( my­brighto­nand­hove.org.uk). The web­site has fas­ci­nat­ing ar­ti­cles on places, peo­ple, events and themes.

The Bri­tish News­pa­per Ar­chive ( www. british­news­pa­per­ar­chive.co.uk) now has two use­ful city pa­pers on its books – namely the Brighton Gazette (1825-70) and a shorter run of the Brighton Ob­server (1835-39).

The Sus­sex Fam­ily His­tory Group web­site ( sfhg.org.uk) has lots of data and ma­te­rial open to mem­bers, plus a handy table of Sus­sex parishes with cor­re­spond­ing regis­tra­tion dis­tricts, cen­sus ref­er­ences and a par­tial street in­dex.

The Keep site ( the­keep.info/col­lec­tions/ on­line-re­sources) is home to a com­bined cat­a­logue, an on­line or­der­ing sys­tem, and an Im­age Cloud fa­cil­ity, which is a fun way to ex­plore all sorts of arte­facts from the city’s past. If your re­search leads you west, you can try the West Sus­sex Past Por­tal ( west­sus­s­ex­past.org.uk), which in­cludes the WSRO cat­a­logue.

Other web­sites worth vis­it­ing in­clude Women of Brighton ( womenof­brighton.co.uk), lo­cal his­tory pub­lish­ers QueenS­park Books ( queenspark­books.org.uk), Brighton Black His­tory ( black-his­tory.org.uk), and East Sus­sex WW1, which in­cludes this page fo­cus­ing on wounded In­dian sol­diers treated at the Royal Pav­il­ion: www.east­sus­sexww1.org.uk/ in­dian-sol­diers- east-sus­sex.

Read about in­jured In­dian sol­diers treated at the Royal Pav­il­ion on the East Sus­sex WW1 web­site

QueenS­park Books reg­u­larly pub­lishes lo­cal his­tory books, which may be of in­ter­est

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