The National Archives (TNA) have announced that they are making digital records available on their website free of charge for as long as their Kew site is closed to visitors because of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Registered users of the TNA's website will be able to order and download up to ten items at a time, to a maximum of 50 items over 30 days. The limits are there to try and help manage the demand for content and ensure the availability of TNA's digital services for everyone.
To access the service and download for free, users will be required to:
- Register/sign in to their Discovery account before adding items to their basket (maximum ten items per basket)
- Abide by the terms of TNA's fair use policy
- Complete the order process to receive a download link, which will remain active for 30 days. (The link will also be saved in ‘Your orders’ in your account for 30 days)
For more information take a look at this on their website:
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The Find a Will service, provided on the official government website, is now providing each copy of a probate record for England and Wales at £1.50 each.
You can use their service to:
- search for a probate record in England and Wales
- check if probate has been issued
- check the type of probate issued
- order a copy of a probate record (including a will, if there is one)
Order online costs £1.50 at: https://probatesearch.service.gov.uk/#wills
The General Register Office (GRO) has updated it website so that they now have added to thier online indexes for deaths registered between 1984 to 2019.
The General Register Office holds a central copy of all birth, adoption, marriage, civil partnership and death registrations for England and Wales. Their website service allows you to search their historical birth and death indexes and order copies of registrations in a variety of formats including certificates, PDFs and Multilingual Standard Forms via them at the official government website.
The Family History Show, London is attracting exhibitors and family history societies from all over the UK.
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