(UK) The National Archives Makes Digital Records Available Online Free for Now #unitedkingdom

Jan Meisels Allen



The (UK) National Archives announced, that they are making digital records available online for free as long as Kew is closed due to the Coronavirus.

To manage the demand, registered users will be able to order and download up to 10 items at no cost, to a maximum of 50 items over 30 days.

To access the service and download free, users are required to:

Register/sign in to their Discovery account before adding items to their basket (maximum ten items per basket);

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); and

Abide by their fair use policy. 


See: https://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/about/news/digital-downloads/


To register for a free account and be able to download documents go to:


This requires your name, email address, country and password.  No credit card information is required.


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Jan Meisels Allen

Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


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