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More Cabinet Office files from 1986 released

Over 300 files from 1986, recently transferred by the Cabinet Office to The National Archives, are now available in our reading rooms. They include...

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Newly accredited archive services – July 2015

The UK Archive Service Accreditation Committee is pleased to announce that the following archive services have been awarded accredited status at the recent...

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Foreign and Commonwealth Office files from 1983 released

Over 1,000 Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) records from 1983 are now available to view in the reading rooms at The National Archives. This release...

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Online volunteers unearth details from Merchant Navy Crew Lists for 1915

Today marks the completion of an online volunteer project between The National Maritime Museum and The National Archives and the Crew List Index Project...

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1.9 million historic criminal records published online for the first time

Over 1.9 million crime and punishment records, held by The National Archives, have been digitised and made available online by family history website...

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Magna Carta on display at Great Lincolnshire Exhibition

Following on from the display in our Keeper’s Gallery, our 1225 Magna Carta will now form a central part of a summer-long exhibition in Lincoln. The...

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Discover new archive collections from around the UK and Ireland

We are pleased to announce that the results of the Accessions to Repositories 2014 survey are now available on our website. Accessions to Repositories...

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The National Archives receives first born-digital records from government departments

Today, as part of The National Archives’ pioneering digital transfer project, the first born-digital records have been transferred from a government...

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Explore newly released records from the Battle of Waterloo

To mark the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo, Findmypast released thousands of fascinating new Napoleonic Prisoner of War records over the...

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Magna Carta assembly broadcast live to schools worldwide

On Monday 15 June, The National Archives partnered with Discovery Education to produce a 30-minute schools assembly programme focussing on the Magna Carta...

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Dan Snow’s Periscope explores our collections

While at The National Archives this week, Dan Snow went behind the scenes at The National Archives to see what our Collection Care department have been...

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Design Collection at ‘London Collections: Men’ fashion event

To launch our new-look Design Collection, we are holding a special lunchtime event exploring how historical prints are relevant to contemporary designers....

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