Take a tour of The National Archives

Join Audrey Collins, a family history specialist at The National Archives, to learn about the resources for genealogists at Kew

Your exclusive guide

How to make the most of a visit to the archives.

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  • Why you should visit

    We give you the background to The National Archives, one of the UK's most valuable family history resources, and explain why visiting an archive in person can take your research further.

  • Preparing for your visit

    Discover what you need to do before you take a visit to an archive, and how to make the most of your visit once you are there.

  • Guided tour

    Our guided tour of The National Archives gives you an exclusive insight into the resources available, and what you can gain by visiting the archives in Kew, London.

  • Step-by-step guide to Discovery

    Our video guide gives you an introduction to Discovery, the catalogue of The National Archives, which holds over 9 million records available to download.

Course curriculum

Bonus content

Three exclusive downloads

As reward for completing the video guide you'll gain access to the downloadable guide to archives, 'Get your hands on history'

PLUS! You can download a checklist for visiting archives AND we'll email you a free download code for the Family Tree Essential Guide: 'The top FREE family history websites'

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Please note: parts of this video guide were previously included on DVDs included with Family Tree magazine. 

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