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Re: The National Archives
« Reply #9 on: Thursday 02 April 20 17:10 BST (UK) »
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Re: National Archives Digitised records to be free while the NA is closed
« Reply #10 on: Thursday 02 April 20 17:12 BST (UK) »
Someone asked that on Twitter and this was the reply

 all digitised collections that are available on our website (and usually chargeable) will be available to download for free for the duration of the closure. At this stage, this doesnít extend to our collections on other sites.

I'd suggest searching on the NA (limit it to what is actually held at the NA and if possible to records that have been digitised) now for things you may be interested in to see if there are any that are digitised and currently have a fee. I am not aware of a full list as such, but someone else may know if its possible to find that info on the site.

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Re: National Archives Digitised records to be free while the NA is closed
« Reply #11 on: Thursday 02 April 20 17:20 BST (UK) »
hmm just found this
https://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/help-with-your-research/research-guides/?letter=&search=&research-category=online

Each entry says where they are available, if its the NA then I imagine they would be included. I don't know how up to date the list is but do recognise some that I have purchased in the past.

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« Reply #12 on: Thursday 02 April 20 17:29 BST (UK) »
I don't know if these two tweets from the National Archives has been mentioned-

Weíre pleased to confirm that we will be giving everyone free access to our digitised collections very soon, but itís taking our amazing digital team a bit of time to make it happen.

Theyíre facing similar challenges to the rest of the world with regard to connecting to our various technical systems while working from home, and many of them are also juggling childcare duties. Stay tuned for an update soon!

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« Reply #13 on: Thursday 02 April 20 17:39 BST (UK) »
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Re: National Archives Digitised records to be free while the NA is closed
« Reply #14 on: Friday 03 April 20 11:06 BST (UK) »
The Times has an article about this today and it says the records will include Wills 1384-1858, British Army WW1 medal cards and war diaries. It also mentions immigration records including petitions for naturalization between 1801 and 1871.

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Re: National Archives Digitised records to be free while the NA is closed
« Reply #15 on: Tuesday 21 April 20 20:08 BST (UK) »
Iíve just been on the National Archives website and was looking to download Medal Cards for Merchant Navy in WW1 and WW2 and a service card for RNR personnel they were still £3.50 each. I went right through to the payment page and then emptied my basket as I didnít want to pay £10.50 for them. Maybe other things are free to download but not what I wanted.

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Re: National Archives Digitised records to be free while the NA is closed
« Reply #16 on: Wednesday 22 April 20 21:27 BST (UK) »
It's here at last!
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Re: National Archives Digitised records to be free while the NA is closed
« Reply #17 on: Wednesday 22 April 20 22:40 BST (UK) »
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