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Kindred Britain may especially interest digital humanities scholars and genealogical researchers, but this resource is fascinating for anyone with an interest in British history or culture. Launched in 2013, Kindred Britain provides an interactive interface for exploring the ties between nearly 30,000 historic and contemporary individuals "connected through family relationships of blood, marriage, or affiliation." This rich resource offers multiple ways to explore these connections: dragging the "nodes" of two individuals together to see how they are related, viewing curated connections and stories, or using the search function to look for a specific individual. In addition to its network panel, Kindred Britain also has timeline and map panels and each offer several lenses through which to filter the data, such as gender, historical events, and profession. The complexity of this resource is impressive, and those interested can also read several essays detailing and reflecting on its creation. Kindred Britain was primarily created by Nicholas Jenkins and Elijah Meeks of Stanford University and Scott Murray of the University of San Francisco. Readers should note that this site is best suited for desktop use and may be harder to use on a smaller screen.
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Date of Scout Publication 2018-11-30
Archived Scout Publication URL https://scout.wisc.edu/report/2018/1130

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