Family Research – English, Scottish and Irish Genealogy

4/10/2004

The National Digital Archive

The National Digital Archive of Datasets (NDAD) is part of The National Archives. NDAD preserves and provides online access to archived digital data and documents from UK central government departments.

Use our extensive catalogues to find out more about the content and context of the datasets, and then view data and digital documents online.

Please note that public documents such as birth certificates are not in NDAD. Family historians may find some useful links in our Resources section.

Resources and links
Links to other archives and information resources
Contents
National archives in the British Isles
Other British and international archives
Family history resources
On-line resources for the historian and social scientist
Digital archives

1. National archives in the British Isles
The National Archives was formed in 2003 out of the merger of the Public Record Office and the Royal Commission on Historical Manuscripts (also known as the Historical Manuscripts Commission). It acts as the national archive for England, Wales and the United Kingdom, and holds the central archives of the UK Government. The Public Record Office of Northern Ireland and the National Archives of Scotland (formerly the Scottish Record Office) act as national archives for Northern Ireland and Scotland, respectively. Both contain records relating to the functioning of UK government departments in their areas. In the Republic of Ireland, the National Archives of Ireland is the equivalent of the UK National Archives. Significant national collections of archives and historical manuscripts are also held at the British Library, the National Library of Wales, the National Library of Scotland and (for the Republic of Ireland) the National Library of Ireland.

For more information go to the link on the rhs

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