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Newly accredited archive services

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

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Second World War British Army casualty lists available online

The records of more than 1.1 million British Army officers, nurses, and other ranks reported as killed in action, missing, or taken prisoner have been published online…

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Consultation on new vision for archives announced

Today The National Archives has announced a consultation period to co-create a new strategic vision with the archive sector. During the summer The...

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Sculptures by artist Ian Kirkpatrick now on display

Today marked the opening of our latest exhibition, A Graphic War, here at The National Archives. Hosting seven sculptural pieces by York-based...

Volunteers complete extensive WO 374 project

A project completed by volunteers at The National Archives has made searching for relatives who fought in the First World War easier.

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Latest MI5 files released

Today we have made available to the public 137 previously top secret files from the UK Security Service, or MI5.

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Celebrating our volunteers

The National Archives celebrated the achievements of all of our dedicated volunteers with our annual volunteers event…

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Journey back to the Home Front with new online resource

Following a year in development, The National Archives launches its exciting new online platform, Great Wharton. The fully-responsive resource brings...

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Registration closing soon for Discovering Collections, Discovering Communities 2016

Registration is open for this year’s Discovering Collections, Discovering Communities conference, to be held between 10-12 October 2016 at The Lowry,...

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Foreign and Commonwealth Office files from 1984 and 1985 released

More than 1,000 Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) records from 1984 and 1985 are now available to view in the reading rooms at The National Archives....

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Archives at Night: Victorian Crime announced

Crime. Punishment. Corruption… On Friday 28 October, delve into the Victorian underworld at our very special Museums at Night event! Using original...

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Shakespeare’s will on display in our Keeper’s Gallery

Until 3 September Following its display at the By Me William Shakespeare exhibition at Kings College, London and most recently at the Shakespeare Birthplace...

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