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The National Archives' record specialists present free webinars, focusing on different series of records and the research skills that you will need to make the most of them.

What is a webinar?

A 'webinar' is an online seminar. Each webinar will consist of an introduction to the records or research technique, with the opportunity to ask questions and get answers from the presenter and your webinar host. Your host will be a specialist in the research topic covered.  

Live webinars are available on set dates at set times, and last no more than one hour. See our programme below for details. Please note that these are online sessions only, which you can log into from your own computer or tablet without having to travel to visit The National Archives. It is not possible to attend the session in person.

What do I need to do?

You will need to register in advance. Registering is quick and easy - simply send your name and email address to webinars@nationalarchives.gov.uk, and choose the topic(s) that you are interested in. You will then receive an email with a link to view the webinar at the scheduled time, along with detailed instructions on logging in.

Each session is also be recorded and will be made available to view after the event. Recorded sessions will be available soon for download or viewing through The National Archives website.

Upcoming webinars 

Our webinars will help you to begin your research in the areas below. 

Recorded sessions

Recordings of previous webinars will be available to view soon through The National Archives' website. The topics covered to date, which are listed below, will be available for download soon.

  • Using Discovery, The National Archives' catalogue
  • Army muster lists
  • Emigration records for family history
  • Medieval and Early Modern sources for family history
  • Battalions and regiments in the First World War