Data upgrade

Nearly 4000 new records, including almost 1000 relating to the history of London, and 528 relating to Irish history. The new records relating to London history are mostly derived from the Bibliography of the Archaeology of Greater London, which the London's Past Online project is currently processing.

Other news

We have extended the links from the detailed record display and from the Person as subject browsable index to the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography; these now include figures who died in 2002 who are included in the Dictionary, including the late Queen Mother and the historian, Roy Porter. We have changed the format of Person as subject names to include the date of birth (where known), but the searching process remains unchanged.

As in previous updates, the indexing of many existing records has been improved.

We plan to carry out the next update in May 2006.

24 Jan 2006