National Archives family history webinars - April 2017

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image_update_img-67883.jpg Free of charge family history webinars
Explore your family history with a week of free of charge family history online webinars from the National Archives in Kew, from 3 to 7 April 2017.

Explore your family history with a week of free of charge family history online webinars from the National Archives in Kew, from 3 to 7 April 2017.

Explore your family history with a week of free of charge family history online webinars from the National Archives in Kew, from 3 to 7 April 2017.

The National Archives in London (TNA) is running a week of free of charge family history webinars on a variety of topics, including using the census, using the Discovery catalogue, and researching emigration records.

The National Archives is the UK government's official archive repository, and holds thousands of records relating to our ancestors, including wartime archive material, criminal records, medieval documents, 1000s of images, as well as maps, family papers and taxation records.

Family history free webinar programme

The webinars are introductory, online only events, which run from 1pm to 2pm (UK time) on the dates listed below, and can be pre booked via the eventbrite website. The programme runs as follows:

Using census records, 3 April

Discover how to use the census and overcome the challenge of difficult to find ancestors, exploring the census and what it can offer the family historian, bridging the gap between birth, marriage and death records.

Using the Discovery catalogue, 4 April

Learn how to use TNA's Discovery catalogue, using both simple and advanced searches to find material both at TNA and in 2,500 other archive repositories around the UK.

Tracing criminal ancestors, 5 April

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How to use 19th and 20th century criminal records, including records of trials, incarcerations and executions. Passenger lists, passports and assisted passages are also included.

Emigration records, 6 April

Find out how to trace ancestors who emigrated overseas.

First World War ancestors, 7 April

Finding out more about ancestors who served in the Great War, including how to trace wartime ancestors using online resources.

TNA runs a programme of events, exhibitions and workshops throughout the year. Check their website for more information.

Find out more about the TNA in our q&a with National Archives family history records specialist Audrey Collins.