This data will soon be incorporated into Discovery, the only place to access descriptions of records held by The National Archives and thousands of archives around the UK.

Visit the beta site now to see how this will work - we are still testing and developing it, so expect to see some changes on subsequent visits. Find out more about how and why we're making this change.

*Welcome to the National Register of Archives (NRA)

The NRA contains information on the nature and location of manuscripts and historical records that relate to British history.

Search the register by:

Corporate Namex
(combining the Business Index and the Organisations Index)

Personal Namex
(combining the Personal Index and the Diaries and Papers Index)

Family Namex

Place Namex
(this will list businesses, organisations and other corporate bodies by place)

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