We have developed co-operative efforts and taken care of instruction for the registration of material in several municipalities in Akershus county. To start with we have co-operated with Raelingen municipality in the registration of both the archival material and census. We have also worked with the Oslo schools in the use of computers in the teaching of history. Another work of cultural importance we have started is the collection of nicknames in Lillestroem. This was done in co-operation with Lillestroem History Association. The material is being used by Lillestroem High school.
LHRC has arranged two seminars and has conducted one study tour to York/Yorkshire in England. The intention has been to establish a co-operative effort with English schools in local history projects where the database natural would provide a starting point. The databases that have been used are censuses and parish books in St. Saviour parish and York and comparable sources in Fet and Skedsmo municipalities (including the town of Lillestroem). RUBREG and the forms were translated to English. Students from elementary schools in Fet and York have exchanged material.
In connection with the integration of local historical material in history
teaching at Skedsmo the students of Skedsmo made a comparison of Lillestroem
and Douglas. The databases used were the censuses from 1865 and the material
is registered in both Scotland and at LHRC.