Module Identifier ILM1720  
Academic Year 2003/2004  
Co-ordinator Ms Mary E Ellis  
Semester Semester 2 (Taught over 2 semesters)  
Other staff Dr Susan J Davies  
Course delivery Seminars / Tutorials   24 Hours 24 seminars x 2 hours; over the two semesters, principally at NLW and the CRO  
Assessment TypeAssessment Length/DetailsProportion
Semester Exam3 Hours held in semester 2  50%
Semester Assessment assignment in semester one  20%
Semester Assessment assignment in semester two  30%

Learning outcomes

On completion of this module, students will be able to:

Brief description

This module is concerned with the many and various classes of records that may be found in county and other non-specialist record offices, such as the principal classes of local, public, official and deposited records, which range widely in date and content from medieval to modern times. Particular attention is given to the relationship between the creators and the records they create, with the purpose of fostering the contextual understanding that is essential both to the appropriate management of archives and records and to their use for research and information purposes.

Reading Lists

** Recommended Consultation
Baker, J. H (1990) An Introduction to English Legal History 3rd. London
Bevan, Amanda ed (1990) Tracing your Ancestors in the Public Record Office 5th. Kew: PRO
Bond, Maur (1971) Guide to the Records of Parliament London: HMSO
Cale, Mich Law and Society: an introduction to sources for criminal and legal history from 1800 PRO Readers? Guide Series
Cockburn, J. S. ed (1985) Calendar of Assize Records: introduction (Home Circuit indictments Elizabeth I & James I London
Cockburn, J. S. ed (1977) Crime in England 1500-1800
Davies, Rob (1999) The Tithe Maps of Wales Aberystwyth: NLW
Edwards, P (1993) Rural Life: Guide to Local Records Batsford
Ellis, M (1994) Using Manorial Records Kew: PRO
Elton, G. R (1969) England 1200-1640: the sources of history London
Emmison, F.G. and Gray, I (1973) County Records London: Historical Association
Evans, Eric and Crosby, Al (1997) Tithes: Maps, Apportionments & the 1836 Act: a guide for historians BALH
Finnegan, Ruth and Drake, Mich (1994) From Family Tree to Family History
Finnegan, R., Drake, M. and Eustace, J (1997) Sources and Methods for Family and Community Historians: a handbook 2nd.
Foot, Will. (1994) Maps for Family History London: PRO
Foster, Dav (1982) The Rural Constabulary Act 1839: National Legislation and the problems of enforcement London
Franklin, P (1994) Some Medieval Records for Family Historians Birmingham: FFHS
Golby, J. ed (1994) Communities and Families
Grant, R (1988) On the Parish Glamorgan Archive Service
Guiseppi, M. S (1963-8) Guide to the Contents of the PRO (revised to 1960 from Guiseppi?s publication of 1923-4) London: HMSO
Harding, C., Hines, Ireland and Rawlings (1985) Imprisonment in England and Wales, a concise history Croom Helm
Harvey, J. H (1974) Sources for the History of Houses London: BRA
Harvey, P. D. A (1984) Manorial Records London: BRA
Hawkins, D. T (1992) Criminal Ancestors: a guide to historical criminal records in England and Wales Alan Sutton Publishing
Hey, David ed (1998) The Oxford Companion to Local and Family History OUP
Higgs, E (1989) Making Sense of the Census London: HMSO
Hindle, P (1998) Maps for Historians Phillimore
Jack, R. I (1972) Medieval Wales: the sources of history Cornell University
Jackson, W Er (1945) Local Government in England and Wales Penguin
Lawes, Aid (1996) Chancery Lane 1377-1977: the Strongbox of the Empire Kew: PRO
Mullett, Mich (1991) Sources for the History of English Nonconformity BRA
Munby, L.M. ed (1994) Short Guides to Records (1-24) - new ed. by KM Thompson London: Historical Association
Olney, R. J (1995) Manuscript Sources for British History: their nature, location and use - Institute of Historical Research Guidelines No.3 London: Institute of Historical Research
Owen, D (1970) Records of the Established Church in England (excluding parochial records) London: BRA
Parry, G. P (1995) A Guide to the Records of Great Sessions in Wales Aberystwyth: NLW
Pols, Rob (1995) Dating Old Photographs FFHS
Priestley, P (1985) Victorian Prison Lives Methuen
Prochaska, A (1986) Irish History from 1700: a guide to sources in the PRO London: BRA
Pryce, W. R. T. ed (1994) From Family History to Community History
Redstone, L.J. and Steer F. W (1953) Local Records: their nature and care London
Reilly, Eastman and James, M (1986) Care and Identification of 19th century Photographic Prints Kodak Company
Riden, Ph (1993) Record Sources for Local History London: Batsford
Rowlands, John et al. ed (1993) Welsh Family History: a guide to research Birmingham: Association of Family History Societies of Wales
Sharpe, J (1999) Crime in Early Modern England 1550-1750 2nd. London: Longman
Simpson, A. W. B (1961) An Introduction to the History of the Land Law Oxford
Sinclair, Cec (1994) Tracing Scottish Local History Edinburgh: HMSO
Sinclair, Cec (1990) Tracing Your Scottish Ancestors Edinburgh: HMSO
Skelton, R. A and Harvey, P. D. A. ed (1986) Local Maps & Plans from Medieval England Oxfrod
Stephens, W. B (1994) Sources for English Local History Chichester: Phillimore
Stephens W. B and Unwin R. W (1987) Materials for the Local and Regional Study of Schooling 1700-1900 London: BRA
Tate, W. E (2000) The Parish Chest: a study of the records of parochial administration in England 3rd. Chichester: Phillimore
Watt, Hel (2000) Welsh Manors and their Records Aberystwyth: NLW
West, J (1982) Village Records 2nd. Chichester: Phillimore
West, J (1983) Town Records Chichester: Phillimore
Westmancoat, K. J (1985) Newspapers British Library


This module is at CQFW Level 7