Locations visited by Rupert Everett
The Homes for Little Boys, where destitute children could live in 'family houses', were first opened in 1867. After 97 years, the Homes, which had been taken over by the state, closed in 1961.
PRFD, First Avenue House
7th Floor, 42-49 High Holborn
The London Probate Registry, where Rupert obtains a copy of a will, is open to the public from Monday to Friday between 10.00am and 4.30pm.
The Museum's library and archives can be used to trace members of the merchant navy; specific vessels and voyages; and members of the royal navy. You can find a guide to researching your family history using maritime records at www.nmm.ac.uk/researchers/library.
96 Euston Road
The British Library holds extensive collections of newspapers. For more information, see here: www.bl.uk/reshelp/findhelprestype/news/blnewscoll/index.html.
The National Archives is the official archive for England, Wales and the central UK government, holding over 900 years worth of records going all the way back to the Domesday Book. Among the most useful for family historians are the collections of census returns; registers of birth, marriage and death; military records; wills; adoption records; passenger lists; and records of naturalisation. Several TNA record sets can now be searched online.