Free downloads of digitised records from the National Archives, Kew

While the National Archives at Kew is closed to visitors during the Covid-19 pandemic, it is making some digitised records available via its website free of charge during the period of closure. Normally the charge is £3.50 per record.

Registered users will be able to order and download up to ten items at a time, to a maximum of 50 items over 30 days.

You will be able to download records digitised by the National Archives via its online catalogue. These include:

  • First and Second World War records, including medal index cards
  • Military records, including unit war diaries
  • Royal and Merchant Navy records, including Royal Marine service records
  • Wills from the jurisdiction of the Prerogative Court of Canterbury
  • Migration records, including aliens’ registration cards and naturalisation case papers
  • 20th century Cabinet Papers and Security Service files
  • Domesday Book

See the full details on their website

National Archives website


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