Can you access the National Archives online?

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Can you access the National Archives online?

Many of our most popular records are available online. We have digitised some of our records ourselves. You can download these records directly from Discovery, our catalogue.

How do I access the British archives?

All these records can be searched through Discovery, The National Archives online catalogue at Original documents can be viewed onsite and some records from popular collections can be downloaded onto your own computer. There is a modest fee for downloads and some are free.

How do I search archives?

To search for websites on the Wayback Machine, enter the specific URL of the website into the search bar and select Search archived websites in the drop-down. Alternatively, click on the Web icon on the upper left side of the black bar. Enter the correct URL into the Wayback Machine search bar.

What documents are in the National Archives?

America’s Historical Documents

  • Declaration of Independence.
  • Articles of Confederation.
  • The Constitution.
  • Bill of Rights.
  • Louisiana Purchase.
  • List of Lewis’s Purchases.
  • District of Columbia Emancipation.
  • Emancipation Proclamation.

Do you have to pay for National Archives?

We encourage you to visit The National Archives, where you can do your research and view documents free of charge, whether they are online documents or not online. If you want to pay someone to carry out the research on your behalf instead, you can use an independent researcher or our own paid search service.

Where are the National Archives held?

Location. The National Archives is based in Kew in the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames in south-west London. The building was opened in 1977 as an additional home for the public records, which were held in a building on Chancery Lane.

What do the National Archives contain?

Located at the National Archives Building in Washington, DC, the National Archives Experience, including the permanent display of the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, and the Bill of Rights, as well as the Public Vaults, is open every day except Thanksgiving Day and December 25.

Are archived emails searchable?

Emails are still searchable even when archived, and you can see all those messages in Gmail under All Mail. Archived mail is not lost, it can still be easily browsed and searched.

How do I find Internet archives?

Viewing Archived Websites. Go to in your web browser. You can use the Wayback Machine to see older versions of websites on any computer, phone, or tablet. Enter the website you want to view.

What is stored at the National Archives?

Archival descriptions of the permanent holdings of the federal government in the custody of NARA are stored in the National Archives Catalog. The archival descriptions include information on traditional paper holdings, electronic records, and artifacts.

What documents are at the National Archive?

The National Archives is the keeper of the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, and the Bill of Rights.

What are the National Archives?

National archives are the archives of a country. The concept evolved in various nations at the dawn of modernity based on the impact of nationalism upon bureaucratic processes of paperwork retention.

What time does the National Archives open?

The National Archives is across the street from the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, National Museum of American History and the National Mall. When: The museum is open from 10 AM – 5:30 PM, seven days a week.

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