I've mentioned the Geograph website before and how useful it is for images that you can use on your blogs and websites under the Creative Commons Licence associated with the site. I've used it a lot on my Parish Churches Blog but I discovered a new feature on the site the other day.
The requirement of the site is that you accredit the photographer and the CCL on every image you use and this can be a bit fiddly and time consuming. Small price to pay for the wealth of images that are made freely available.
However, the new feature makes it really easy to add the accreditation by following the steps below.
On the Geograph website:
Select a photo you're interested in and
click "Find out how to reuse this image".
Click "self service tool, available here"
Click "Get Stamped Image"
Right click the image and click "Save image as"
Navigate to the folder on your P.C where you want to save the image and click Save.
The image will be downloaded into the selected folder with the required accreditation imprinted on the image.
Then you can use the image on your blogpost / website confident that you've fulfilled the requirements of the Geograph site.
I selected this image because Michael - husband's - family had a lot of connections with St. Botolph's, Aldgate in London and I thought this sculpture in front of the church looked stunning.
For more about St. Botolph's and its connection to our family history you might enjoy this blogpost about James William Murray (1845 - 1918).
Have you seen this advance notice of the 1939 Register? Apparently the British government made a record of the civilian population shortly after the outbreak of World War Two. The information was used to issue identity cards and organise rationing. It's the only record of the population between 1921 and 1951. The 1931 census records were destroyed and no census was taken in 1941. You can sign up to receive notifications of when the 1939 Register will be fully digitised and available. It's a joint project between The National Archives and Find My Past. It sounds really exciting but unfortunately it's about two years away. Anyway, I've signed up for more information and can't wait!
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