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  • Video contentPoster: Women clerks for service in France (catalogue reference NATS 1/109 (2))

    Webinar: Tracing your ancestors – women in the military services during the First World War

    Emily Stidston hosts this webinar which introduces women’s service and other records from 1914 to 1918 and beyond. These records include Army, Royal Navy, Royal Air Force, Merchant Navy, nursing services and voluntary organisations. You can download a PDF of […]

  • Video contentDiscovery search page

    Webinar: Using Discovery, The National Archives’ online catalogue

    Discovery is the key to The National Archives’ holdings – both digitised and original records. This webinar looks at how to conduct searches, using keywords, filters and other useful features. Chrissie Peters works as a Records Adviser in the Advice […]

  • Audio contentChesham War Memorial, Buckinghamshire

    Putting it all together: using archives to discover your community’s involvement in the First World War

    The names of the First World War dead are there for all to see, on war memorials all over the country. Many individuals and groups are researching the stories behind the names, but what about delving even deeper? There is […]

  • Audio contentHMSO, Underwood Street, interior of office, 1916-1917 (catalogue reference STAT 20/391)

    The civil service in the First World War

    The First World War affected every sector of society, as the nation’s resources were harnessed for the war effort. Like other employers, the civil service lost staff to the armed forces and had to replace them while they were away. […]

  • Video contentInventions That Didn't Change the World by Julie Halls (Thames & Hudson, 2014)

    Inventions that didn’t change the world: a history of Victorian curiosities

    In an era when Britain led the world in technological innovation, a host of lesser inventors were also hard at work. Registering designs for copyright was quicker and cheaper than the convoluted patenting process; anyone with what they thought was […]

  • Audio contentInventions That Didn't Change the World by Julie Halls (Thames & Hudson, 2014)

    Inventions that didn’t change the world: a history of Victorian curiosities – audio

    In an era when Britain led the world in technological innovation, a host of lesser inventors were also hard at work. Registering designs for copyright was quicker and cheaper than the convoluted patenting process; anyone with what they thought was […]

  • Audio contentMulticomputer for signal processing 1974 (licensed under Creative Commons)

    1974: forty years on

    Mark Dunton looks back at UK National events in 1974 in this illustrated podcast. Drawing on the public records he highlights some unusual or little known aspects about the events of that year.  1974 was a difficult year in modern […]

  • Video contentHong Kong (catalogue reference CO 1069/457)

    From British bobby to Hong Kong copper

    This year marks the 170th anniversary of the establishment of the Hong Kong Police. This talk traces the history of the organisation through the stories of a few very ordinary British constables from the 1840s up to the First World […]

  • Audio contentAndover Union Workhouse, 1846 (catalogue reference ZPER 34/9)

    Webinar: Why did people fear the Victorian workhouse?

    The workhouse was a major feature in the lives of the poor, whether or not they were ever inmates themselves. This webinar can help you to explore records in The National Archives, showing what life was like inside the workhouse, […]

  • Audio contentWar Diary page 11th Battalion Leicestershire Regiment, March 1918 (catalogue reference

    Webinar: Tracing British battalions or regiments during the First World War

    Unit war diaries, trench maps and photographs are just some of the sources held in The National Archives. This webinar looks at how to find these records and how to use them. David Langrish graduated in War Studies from the […]

  • Audio contentEmigration to Australia notice, 1841 (catalogue reference CO 384/66)

    Webinar: An introduction to emigration sources for family historians

    This webinar looks at passenger lists and other records for the popular destinations for migrants leaving the UK. Increasing numbers of these records have been digitised and are now available online. Mark Pearsall is a Family History Records Specialist at […]

  • Audio contentA pedigree sketched in a court case (catalogue reference KB 27/224)

    Webinar: An introduction to medieval and early modern sources for family historians

    Medieval and early modern records can be very informative, although they are often harder to locate than those for more recent periods. This webinar provides an overview of sources in The National Archives and elsewhere. Nick Barratt is head of […]

  • Audio contentCrimean War: Major Stokes and group of Anglo-Turkish soldiers (catalogue reference WO 78/1078)

    Webinar: Army musters – more than just accounts

    This webinar looks at how the army accounted for the money it spent on its personnel and what you can discover in the records in addition to financial costs. William Spencer is The National Archives’ Principal Records Specialist in military […]

  • Audio contentThe Remembrance Image Project (c. Simon Gregor used by kind permission)

    The Remembrance Image Project

    Simon Gregor talks about some of the images he has taken in the research phase of the Remembrance Image Project and the stories behind them, as well as sharing some of the ways in which primary source materials at The […]

  • Audio contentFrom Air Ministry UFO reports (catalogue reference AIR 2/18961 (1) )

    Webinar: Cloud storage and digital preservation

    How can cloud storage help address growing digital preservation challenges? The authors, Neil Beagrie, Andrew Charlesworth and Paul Miller introduce The National Archives’ cloud storage and digital preservation guidance. If you have any queries about the presentation please contact Charles […]

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