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The National Archives[edit | edit source]

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Bessant Drive, Kew
Richmond, Surrey TW9 4DU
Internet: Archives

The National Archives is the official public archive of the United Kingdom government, and holds records covering more than 1,000 years of history. Government records which have been selected for permanent preservation are sent to The National Archives.

  • You can search descriptions of the records they hold in their catalogue.
  • They have a large collection of digitised public records. Go to Discovery, our catalogue for online access to these records, including Prerogative Court of Canterbury wills, Cabinet papers and First World War medal index cards. Many other records can be viewed in their reading rooms at Kew.