Wednesday, February 26, 2014

What’s APPening with local history

There are hundreds of thousands of apps now available for your smart phone or tablet.  There are many genealogy related ones designed to assist the recording and researching of your family history but if you have an interest in local history there are some worth exploring too.
Inside History regularly review apps and have a section on their website 
Although there are none (that I know of) which pertain particularly to our region the following apps may be of interest:
Although popular with family history researchers,  BillionGraves would be one among these of special interest also to local historians .  HistoryPin based out of the UK is growing to be a worldwide resource for historical photographs in conjunction with its website.   Most of the world’s major art galleries and museums all have apps for their collections now.
But some others you might like to check out include:
State Library of Victoria - Ned Kelly 
Grove (library) community history from Western Australia
Westminster Archives in London have just released a treasure hunt app (scroll down and link to app store)  

Are there any others that should be added to the list?

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