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Archive CD Books Britain & Ireland Survey of Members Interests

To date the Archive CD Books project internationally has published more than 3,000 titles. Many of these were published by Rod Neep and our other colleagues in Britain. Since that service has closed down we are very keen to continue to publish new titles about Britain, and to find out more about what those researching British history and genealogy want us to publish. At the same time we would also like to know more about what our existing customers in Ireland would like us to publish. To this end we have started this survey.

The Archive CD Books Project exists to make reproductions of old books, documents and maps available on CD. Here at Archive CD Books Ireland we are lucky to have access to the Trinity College Dublin Library and to any of the out of copyright books, maps or documents held there. Trinity College Library is the largest library in Ireland and one of the largest in Europe with over 4 million books. Founded in 1592 it is both an Irish and a British copyright library, and consequently houses the majority of works published regarding Ireland and Britain. This is a fantastic opportunity for British and Irish researchers, and all others researching this part of the world.

But we need your help. We need to know what aspects of Irish or British history or culture you are interested in; What topics, what sources, what geographic areas, what eras, etc. Let us know your interests and we will endeavour to discover new and interesting sources for you.

We have constructed a special survey to help you do this. Please go to the survey page fill it in. Its a long list of places and topics, and you can select as many items as you like. The survey includes:

  • 1. Places. A full list of English, Irish, Scottish and Welsh counties. Please select all the areas you are researching, have an interest in, and specifically would like to see more sources published about.
  • 2. Religion. Many resources for family history are determined by religious affiliation, so its useful for us to know what religions you are researching.
  • 3. Occupations. Similarly occupational records are very valuable for research, so please tell us those occupations you are interested in, or your family were engaged in.
  • 4. Military & War. Is there a specific period of military history you are interested in, or were your family engaged with the British army at a specific time?
  • 5. Miscellaneous. This category is broken down into several topics which you may be interested in, from lifestyle and cookery to archaeology and literature. We want to know what other topics we should be publishing.
  • 6. Sources. Our last category covers the main categories of sources to determine which of these you would like us to focus on. Please bear in mind that we are focusing on sources relating to Britain and Ireland and their people.
  • 7. Lastly we have left a comments field in place for you to write anything you think may be of use. We have also asked for your e-mail address so we can let you know when we publish something you may have an interest in.

We cannot promise to find everything requested but we will certainly do our best. So please complete the form and help us help you.

Survey Form