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Newly accredited archive services

The Archive Service Accreditation Committee, responsible for the award of Accreditation, is pleased to announce that the following archive services have...

Tags: Archive Accreditation, archive sector, archive services, awards

Changes to the reading rooms

During the week beginning Monday 25 March we will be carrying out some work in the Research and Enquiries area of the on site reading rooms. From Monday...

Tags: access, archive services, facilities, information for visitors, reading rooms

DCDC19: Call for Papers

We are now inviting proposals for our seventh annual Discovering Collections, Discovering Communities (DCDC) conference, organised jointly with Research...

Tags: academic research, archives, conferences, DCDC, DCDC19, digital, events, rluk

Contract awarded to publish the 1921 Census online

We can today announce the contract to publish the 1921 Census online has been awarded to British & Irish family history website Findmypast, in association...

Tags: 1921, 1921 census, census, commercial, digitisation, family history, findmypast, genealogy, online

Volunteers required for our User Advisory Group

Would you like to represent the views of archive users and help to improve The National Archives' services? If you are a regular archive user then we would...

Tags: academic, archive services, research, students, User Advisory Group, Volunteers

Project to explore political role of Archbishops of York from 1304–1405

Today we launch ‘The Northern Way’, an innovative research project investigating the political role of the Archbishops of York from 1304–1405. With...

Tags: ahrc, archbishop, arts and humanities research council, borthwick institute for archives, research, university of york, york, york minster

Book your place at our pre-modern Ireland symposium, 21–23 March

On 21–23 March this year, The National Archives will host Dominus Hibernie/Rex Hiberniae: pre-modern Ireland, 1200–1801. Over three days at this major,...

Tags: academic research, Ambassador of Ireland, events, Ireland, March 2019, pre-modern Ireland, research, Symposium

Book now for Gerald Aylmer Seminar 2019: Digital and the Archive

We are pleased to announce that registration is now open for this year’s Gerald Aylmer Seminar, which will be hosted at The National Archives. Jointly...

Tags: archives, aylmer19, conference, digital, digital and the archive, gerald aylmer, research

Allocation of papers accepted in lieu of tax

Part of the archive of the Northamptonshire estates of the Dukes of Grafton has been accepted in lieu of tax by the government. Notable material includes...

Tags: archive sector, archives, Northamptonshire

Document release

Prime Minister’s Papers from 1994 released

Today we have released files from the Prime Minister’s Office and Cabinet Office, predominantly covering the year of 1994. The newly released Cabinet...

Tags: 1994, cabinet office, document release, file release, john major, prime minister, prime minister's office

Changes to our fees

From 1 February 2019, there will be changes to some of the fees we charge. As a government department providing a public service, we are able to charge...

Tags: certificate of naturalisation, certificate of non-naturalisation, cost recovery, fees, fees order

The National Archives announces Cold War season launching April 2019

The National Archives today announces its 2019 Cold War season, comprising a new exhibition 'Protect and Survive: Britain’s Cold War Revealed' and a...

Tags: cold war, events, exhibition, Mark Dunton, Stella Rimington

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