The National Archives Review

The website of the national archives holds many millions of digitised records from censuses to railway workers records, there’s a huge amount of data they hold.

You can do worse than starting at the National Archives website.

The site is a little cluttered which does make searching for your ancestor that much harder, but cdonsidering the amount of data they have it’s hardly suprising.

Only one real negative, you have to pay for each record you wish to see individually which could be very expensive if you’re not exactly sure of your ancestors details.

That said, they have more data than anyone else and a lot of collections that others don’t have, so a good place to start.


2 thoughts on “The National Archives Review

  1. Wilford Beeney November 6, 2015 at 3:12 am Reply

    I am trying to find were my family comes from. I am told that my grandfather was from Wailes, and my grandmother was from Belgium.

  2. Brenda Harwood November 2, 2016 at 12:31 am Reply

    As you have to pay for each record you wish to look at, it may be more worth your while to save up and visit the National Archives at Kew – go armed with some specific details/information you want to look for. I went and had a great day (local family history group arranged coach trip) – specifically to find info on a family member Navigator in a Lancaster bomber who died in WWII. Fruitful trip – found lots info on the campaign; Flight Log; names of colleagues. Next trip being planned – more info to find!

    Dear Brenda, this site charges monthly or annually, not per record.

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