British Record Society.

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British Record Society.

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The British Record Society, founded in 1889, was to take over responsibility for the Index Library, which had been established in 1888 as a private scheme for the publication of indexes to British public records. Its first completed volume was an index to Northamptonshire and Rutland Wills, 1510-1652. From 1892 onwards, following the creation of an official series of Lists and Indexes, the Society concentrated on records held in repositories other than the Public Record Office. From the 1920s the Society also became involved in records preservation. In 1933, this aspect of the Society's work was transferred to the British Records Association. From the 1930's to the 1990's it has mainly concentrated on publishing indexes to probate records.


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