Welcome to nowthen.org!
This is a website for all things community heritage in West Yorkshire. We have created a hub of resources and information that anyone can access. Here you can Share with our community network, Learn through our resources hub and Inform using our collections section.
If you have any questions about NowThen.org or the West Yorkshire Archive Service please use the Contact Us form.
What can I find here?
Your source for up to date and relevant news for community heritage in the region. Got some news about your group you would like to share? let us know....
Explore the history of West Yorkshire through the experience of those that live here. Listen to the memories, read the stories and share photographs and images. Anyone can host their community collection FREE here, just contact us and we'll show you how or go to the contribute tab above. So if you have reminiscences, oral history's, photograph and/or archive collections you want to share nowthen.org can help.
The location of all collections that are uploaded to nowthen.org will be displayed on our community collections map. You can use this section of the website to research a specific place or find out about groups near you.
West Yorkshire Archive Service has developed an Accreditation Scheme for community archives to both champion the high quality work already happening and set a benchmark for best practice. The Accreditation scheme consists of a pack of resources and corrosponding checklists broken down into seven different sections. If your are interested in accrediting your group or want to make use of the vast amount of information avalible here please visit the Accreditation tab.
This website strives to provide information and support for all forms of communtiy groups working with heritage and archives. You might be thinking about setting up a group in your local area and need some start up tips, maybe you have been running for a while but would like to branch out into new areas such as digitisation. Whatever you're here for we have information, advice and hints and tips for all aspects of your work. We have training resources, podcasts and information sheets all of which will be updated, so keep on checking back!
Here at nowthen.org we think that sharing is caring. The Network section of the website has been created for you to share, learn and inform others about what your group is doing. You can create your own profile with information about your group, and use the message boards to ask a question to the wider community. First step is to sign up here!
This part of the website allows you or your group to contribute items to collections that already exist on nowthen.org. Do you have a record which you think will enhance one of our collections? Or perhaps something which relates to another item already online. Visit the contribute tab to upload.