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www.le­ices­ter­shire.gov.uk/leisure-and­com­mu­nity/his­tory-and-her­itage/visit-there­cord-of­fice/about-the-record-of­fice Le­ices­ter­shire County Coun­cil has slimmed down its web­site in re­cent years in or­der to make it eas­ier for res­i­dents seek­ing to pay coun­cil tax or find out about other coun­cil ser­vices. How­ever, this re­sulted in a fairly mea­gre on­line pres­ence for the record of­fice. Now a new ded­i­cated web­site is due to launch in the next cou­ple of months. Un­der ‘Our Re­sources’ there will be a page for fam­ily his­to­ri­ans, de­tail­ing records avail­able on­line as a re­sult of the part­ner­ship with Find­my­past (the digi­ti­sa­tion has fin­ished now, and some records in­clud­ing Bishop’s Tran­scripts will be added soon). There will also be in­for­ma­tion about search­able data­bases, and First World War re­sources pro­duced by the record of­fice work­ing with the coun­cil’s Cen­tury of Sto­ries project. Se­nior ar­chiv­ist Jenny Moran says: “We’re hop­ing to pro­vide re­searchers with a bet­ter fa­cil­ity for find­ing our on­line re­sources and book­ing our out­reach events. We’re giv­ing the web­site a vin­tage feel by us­ing archive pho­to­graphs to show­case our re­sources.”

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