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English: Education, Health & Contemporary Documents
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This course covers a miscellany of topics including Britons abroad, county books, death records, diaries, directories, education, health, local histories, old magazines, newspapers, pictures, record societies and archives, titled families and visitations. The records appertaining to each are described and their relevance, usage availability and accessibility discussed.

COURSE CONTENT
MODULE 1
Introduction
Education Records
History of Education System

  • 5th Century - 1530s Religious Education
  • Charity & Endowed Schools
  • From 17th Century - Non-Anglican Schools
  • Voluntary Schools - SPCK (1698)
  • Private Schools
  • From 1763 - Sunday Schools
  • 1808 British Schools (nonconformist)
  • 1811 National Schools (Church of England)
  • 1818 Ragged Schools
  • Military & Naval Schools
  • 19th century Pestalozzi Schools
  • 1829 Catholic Schools + 1832 Reform Act
  • 1833 Factory & Colliery Schools
  • 1844 Workhouse District Schools
  • 1857 Reformatory Schools
  • 19th Century - Preparatory Schools
  • 1862 Standards Introduced
  • 1870 Board Schools (Free)
  • 1880-1891 Mandatory & Free Education
  • 1902 Council Schools
  • 1918 Education Act
  • 1944 State secondary school fees abolished
    Technical & Vocational Education
Teachers
University
Adult Education

MODULE 2
Educational Records
  • Lists of Pupils & Alumni
  • Charity Schools
  • Minutes of Governors, Managers & Boards
  • Admission & Discharge Records
  • Achievement Certificates & Prizes
  • School Log Books
  • School Photographs
  • Testimonials & Reports
  • Inspectors'' Reports
  • School Histories
  • Other School Records
MODULE 3
Health
  • History
  • Anatomists & Resurrectionists
  • Post-Mortems & Inquests
  • Nurse children
  • Family Nutrition
  • National Identity & Health Service Numbers
  • Blood Groups
  • DNA
Hospitals
  • Early History
  • 19th Century Hospitals
  • Poor Law Infirmaries
  • Army & Navy Hospitals
  • Children''s Hospitals
  • Foundlings & Orphans
  • Isolation Hospitals
  • Lunatic Asylums
  • Lying-in (Maternity) Hospitals
  • 20th Century Hospitals
MODULE 4
Hospitals Records
  • Categories of Records
  • Location of Records
  • Finding Records in the FHLC
Diseases & Causes of Death
  • Medical Terminology
Occupational diseases
  • Alcohol-related problems
  • Anthrax
  • Lead poisoning
  • Mercury poisoning
  • Puerperal (or Childbed)Fever
  • Silicosis
Epidemics & Major Killers
  • Cancer
  • Cholera
  • Diarrhoea
  • Diphtheria
  • Influenza
  • Scarlet fever
  • Scrofula (King''s Evil)
  • Smallpox
  • Syphilis
  • Tuberculosis (TB)
  • Typhoid Fever
  • Typhus Fever
  • Whooping cough (Pertussis)
Museums & Archives
  • Bethlem Royal Hospital Archives & Museum
  • Florence Nightingale Museum
  • Glenside Hospital Museum
  • Jenner Museum
  • Old Operating Theatre, Museum & Herb Garret
  • Royal College of Surgeons of England Museums
  • Royal London Hospital Archives & Museum
  • Stephen G. Beaumont Museum
  • Wellcome Institute for the History of Medicine
MODULE 5
Abbreviations
Introduction
Gateways to English Archives & Libraries
Britons Abroad
  • Church Records
  • Civil Registration
  • Passenger Lists
  • Inbound
  • Outbound
  • Other Passenger Lists
  • Passports
  • Other Overseas Records
  • Consular & Embassy Archives
  • Other Overseas Records Collections
Death-Related Records
  • Cause of Death, Certificates & Permits
  • Burial Customs and Records
  • Burial Societies
  • Places of Burial
  • Funeral Accounts & Records
  • Memorials
  • Cards & Stationery
  • Obituaries
  • Monumental Inscriptions
  • Probate Records
  • Dependents
  • Finding Records Associated with Death
Personal Writings
  • Letters
  • Miscellaneous Personal Writings
  • Diaries
  • Useful Literature
  • Biography & Autobiography
  • Finding Personal Writings
Directories
    History of Directories
  • Contents Useful for Family History
  • Cautions
  • Specialised Directories
  • Telephone Books
  • Finding Directories
  • Archive & Library Holdings
  • Facsimile Editions
  • FHLC
  • Electronic Versions
  • Finding Telephone Books
  • Tracking Families
MODULE 6
Newspapers
  • History of Newspapers
  • Contents of Newspapers
  • Vital Events in Newspapers
  • Lifetime Events in Newspapers
  • National Events in Newspapers
  • Local Events in Newspapers
  • Advertisements in Newspapers
  • Finding Newspapers
  • Finding What Newspapers Exist
  • Newspaper Indexes
  • Finding the Actual Newspapers
Magazines & Journals
  • General Magazines & Journals
  • Religious Magazines & Journals
  • Occupational Magazines & Journals
  • Hobbies & Interests Magazines
  • Historical & Genealogical Journals
  • Indexes to Magazines & Journals
  • Finding Magazines & Journals
Illustrations
  • One-Off Items
  • Prints
  • Relief Printing
  • Intaglio Printing
  • Flat-surface Printing
  • Coloured Prints
  • Colour Printing
  • Photo-mechanical Printing Techniques
  • Photographs
  • Daguerrotypes
  • Calotypes
  • Ambrotypes
  • Tintypes
  • Albumen Prints
  • Stereoscopic Photographs
  • Cartes de Visite
  • Cabinet Prints
  • Roll Film and the Snapshot
  • Photo Restoration
  • Identification of Photographs
  • Identifying People
  • Identifying Events
  • Identifying Places
  • Identifying Dates
  • Identification Technique
  • Finding Illustrations
MODULE 7
Titled & Landed Families
  • College of Arms/Heralds
  • Visitations
  • Directories of Noble Families
Miscellaneous sources
  • Auction Catalogues
  • Awards & Certificates
  • Bookplates & Inscriptions
  • Ephemera
  • Posters
  • Programmes, Menus & Tickets
  • Trade Cards
  • Immigrants & Aliens
  • Naturalization
  • Denization
  • Inscriptions on Household Items
  • Samplers
  • Society Minutes
  • Strays
  • Subscribers'' Lists
Local Topography & History
  • Historical & Record Societies
  • Victoria County Histories
  • 20th Century County Topography
List of Addresses
References

 
 

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