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The National Archives : digitised items to be free

Postby MaureenE » Thu Apr 02, 2020 11:25 am

Seen on another Forum, advice that digitised records from The National Archives website, currently chargeable, will be free to download, while ever TNA is closed (due to coronavirus). This will be happening soon, " but it’s taking our amazing digital team a bit of time to make it happen"

https://twitter.com/UkNatArchives/statu ... 1964958721

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Re: The National Archives : digitised items to be free

Postby junkers » Mon Apr 20, 2020 8:41 pm

It appears that TNA have still not made these images available yet, 18 days after announcing it. If someone has managed to get access please let me know.
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Re: The National Archives : digitised items to be free

Postby MaureenE » Wed Apr 22, 2020 10:31 pm

These free downloads are now available in term of a TNA news item dated 22 April, 2020, which sets out the conditions applying "for as long as our Kew site is closed to visitors."

https://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/abo ... downloads/

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Re: The National Archives : digitised items to be free

Postby junkers » Wed Apr 22, 2020 10:44 pm

Maureen,

Many thanks. I would add that British Naturalisation records are only those that are open. Some of the items are said to be downloadable even though TNA say they are closed.
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Re: The National Archives : digitised items to be free

Postby paulr1949 » Thu Apr 23, 2020 3:23 pm

Just to say that I managed to successfully download one item today. There’s a limit of 10 items at a time and 50 over 30 days


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Re: The National Archives : digitised items to be free

Postby junkers » Fri Apr 24, 2020 5:57 pm

Currently there over 61,000 documents that are either closed or retained including a file with no description from TNA. I found three files I downloaded, including one on Sylvia Pankhurst who was sent to prison in the 1920s for sedition, effectively trying to start a Communist revolution in the UK, revealing, Suffragette supporters don't mention this.
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Re: The National Archives : digitised items to be free

Postby junkers » Tue Apr 28, 2020 8:28 pm

For the information of new researchers the downloadable wills of the Prerogative Court of Canterbury in series PROB 11 are the registered copy wills, the originals which are not available online are in PROB 10 and series PROB 1 contain 'important' wills like those of William Shakespeare. I have only one experience of the records in PROB 10, where one of my ancestors seemed to have hidden the will,of which he was co-executor, for 20 years and it was only found in his house when he died!.
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