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  1. The Archives Hub is an online gateway to the descriptions of archives held in UK repositories (such as universities, company archives and local history centres). It does not hold any archive material itself but provides a means to cross-search archival descriptions from different institutions.
    The Archives Hub is continually expanding, with new contributors and descriptions, so you may wish to visit the Hub regularly.
    Tags: by family_history (21 May 2014)
  2. This site has guides providing information on archive sources held at the Modern Records Centre which are relevant to particular research subjects.
    They include: Family history, Business and industry, Protest and pressure groups, Role of women, Trade unionism, Sources for business history, Brewers' organisations, Cinema history, Motor industry sources , Guide to resources on mental health, history of social work.
    •A postman's round: extracts from the diary of a Victorian letter-carrier in East London (booklet published in 1991).
  3. Joint catalogue. Copac gives you details of materials in over 70 institutions. This includes all the UK copyright libraries:

    •The British Library
    •University of Cambridge Library
    •The Bodleian Library, University of Oxford
    •National Library of Scotland
    •National Library of Wales/Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru
    •plus Trinity College Dublin Library
  4. Network of Archives and Libraries of the Catholic Church.
    This online catalogue allows you to search for information about the archives and manuscripts held at:
    Scottish Catholic Archives
    Diocese of Westminster Archives
    Catholic Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales
    Royals Scots College, Spain
    Royal English College, Spain
    Society of Jesus, British Provincial Archives
    The Archives do include church registers.
  5. The National Archives Digital Microfilm means that you can download some of the most popular records from The National Archives at Kew as PDFs. Please note that these files are quite large so you will need a broadband connection.
  6. A gateway to archival collections of missionary material held in the UK.
  7. Website of The National Archives for the UK. Search their catalogue, read their research guides, order online material through Documents Online, listen to podcasts and more.
  8. A range of in-depth research guides to the collections held at The National Archives in Kew, Surrey.
  9. Information on the Australian Joint Copying Project (AJCP) on the State Library of Western Australia website.
  10. Test new products on this 'lab' site at the National Archives. Users are encouraged to give feedback which will help to determine the future of TNA's website.
    Tags: by family_history (12 Oct 2010)
  11. Cornucopia is an online database of information about more than 6,000 collections in the UK's museums, galleries, archives and libraries. Browse by theme or search across the whole database by keyword.
  12. This register contains information on the nature and location of manuscripts and historical records relating to British history. Search by corporate name, personal name, family name or place name.
    Tags: by family_history (03 Oct 2010)
  13. This directory offers a comprehensive listing of record repositories throughout Britain.
    Tags: by family_history (03 Oct 2010)
  14. A combined catalogue of holdings in archives throughout England and Wales.
  15. Search British First World War medal index cards, British Prisoner of War records, wills from the Prerogative Court of Canterbury 1384-1858, Royal Navy service records 1873-1923 and more.

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