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Offline Little Nell

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National Archives, Kew - closed until end of May 2020
« on: Thursday 19 March 20 17:10 GMT (UK) »
As is to be expected, the National Archives has closed its doors to visitors.
https://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/about/news/coronavirus-update/

However, their website and research guides remain available.  The catalogue is still a useful resource even if we cannot get access either to the records or get them copied.  I recently discovered that a Hampshire ancestor had volunteered to work in Canada during the American wars of Independence to support the Royal Navy ships there.  That was well worth the speculative search in an idle moment........

Happy hunting everyone, and stay well.  :)

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Re: National Archives, Kew - closed until end of May 2020
« Reply #1 on: Thursday 19 March 20 20:47 GMT (UK) »
At least a more realistic timescale for closure than the football league who hope to resume in early May!
However, viruses do sometimes fizzle out, but I don't think this will unfortunately.
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Re: National Archives, Kew - closed until end of May 2020
« Reply #2 on: Saturday 13 June 20 20:09 BST (UK) »
So frustrating!

Decided to try the free downloads available during this coronavirus pandemic.

Plenty of documents for my ancestors - the only ones available that have been digitised are the wills I have already paid for.

FS