Shropshire Routes to Roots
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How have sources been used by Shropshire Routes to Roots?
Sources are the raw material of history. A source is anything which has been written down or spoken or recorded in some other way. All sources are potentially valuable as a record of what people thought or did in the past.
An 'archive' is a collection of related sources, usually kept in one place. The Shropshire Routes to Roots project has digitised and made available through the website just under 1000 source documents selected from three major archives: Shropshire Archives, the local studies collection at Oswestry Library, and individuals' collections.
The images you will see on the website are only a tiny snapshot of what is available. At Shropshire Archives, for example, there are over five miles of shelves containing documents. This Source guide gives an overview of the types of sources available, which you could find in Shropshire Archives, County Libraries or in your own local public record office.
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Page created April 2004 and last updated 13 July 2007