Genealogy Browsing subject area: Genealogy (Include extended shelves) Help with reading books -- Report a bad link -- Suggest a new listing Home -- Search -- New Listings -- Authors -- Titles -- Subjects -- Serials Books -- News -- Features -- Archives -- The Inside Story Edited by John Mark Ockerbloom (email@example.com)OBP copyright and licenses. GREAT BRITAIN - ENGLAND: 17th & 18th Century Foreign Newspapers - Newspaper and Current Periodical Reading Room (Serial and Government Publications Division, Library of Congress) 36. The Bath Herald; and General Advertiser. (Weekly: Saturday) Mar. 3, 1792 - ? LC file contains: Bound Volume: Control No.: 1722A 1792. 37. Bound Volumes: [Julian Calendar] Control No.: 17 1745. Control No.: 1724 1749. Portfolio Items: Box 39, Folder 15 1756. 39. Portfolio Item: Box 33, Folder 12 1777. 40. Portfolio Item: Box 33, Folder 13 1771. 41. Portfolio Item: Box 33, Folder 14 1753. Portfolio Item: Box 33, Folder 15 1786. 43. Portfolio Item: Box 41B, Folder 28 1777. 44. Sheffield Weekly Advertiser. Portfolio Item: Box 33, Folder 16 1755. 45. Control No.: 1725* 1792. GLOUCESTER 46. Portfolio Items: Box 41C, Folder 36 [Julian Calendar] 1742. [Gregorian Calendar] 1758. 47. Portfolio Items: Box 33, Folder 17 1756. 48. Portfolio Item: Box 33, Folder 18 1793. 49. Portfolio Items: Box 33, Folder 19 [Julian Calendar] 1721. 50. Portfolio Items: Box 33, Folder 20 1791. 51. Control No.: 1726 1692. Control No.: 1727 1694. 52. 53. Control No.: 1727A 1798. 54. 55. 56.
GenealogyBlog Ancestor Hunt - Free Genealogy Search Engines INTRODUCTION: 17th & 18th Century Foreign Newspapers - Newspaper and Current Periodical Reading Room (Serial and Government Publications Division, Library of Congress) The foreign newspaper collection in original copy, as well as some photostats and facsimiles, for the 17th and 18th centuries at the Library of Congress is in the custody of the Newspaper & Current Periodical Reading Room, LM-133. The current holdings consist of 663 bound volumes and 1,362 individual issues placed in portfolio folders. This checklist will provide new access for scholars. Many of the collation notes made on the endsheets of bound volumes indicate no inventory has been attempted since the 1920's. Use of this very special collection is restricted to those patrons who have a legitimate scholarly need to examine these newspapers in original form. There are two unique features of this collection that all researchers should bear in mind: calendars and mutilations. I. These two centuries, the eighteenth in particular, are notorious for disparities in national calendars. W.W. The Julian calendar was in use in Russia for the entire eighteenth century. II.
Encyclopedia of Genealogy - a service of Eastman's Online Genealogy Newsletter Castle Garden Calendar Reform in England, 1752 It is widely known that in September 1752, Great Britain switched from the Julian Calendar to the Gregorian Calendar. In order to achieve the change, 11 days were 'omitted' from the calendar - i.e. the day after 2 September 1752 was 14 September 1752. This change was as a result of an Act of Parliament - the "Calendar Act" of 1751 An Act for Regulating the Commencement of the Year; and for Correcting the Calendar now in Use. What isn't so widely known is a second change which the Act introduced - as named in the first part of the Act's title. Prior to 1752 in England, the year began on 25 March (Lady Day). So, in England, the day after 24 March 1642 was 25 March 1643. Historians have to be on their toes with dates prior to 1752. Some unanswered questions There is considerable evidence of contemporary dual dating. But remember that 29 February was in the last quarter of the year by the old reckoning. The Tax Year Lady Day was one of the days when rents were traditionally due.