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From here to there: Getting started with your family history – with The National Archives


Mar 23, 2024 - Mar 23, 2024


Migration Museum,
Migration Museum, Lewisham Shopping Centre,
London SE13 7HB


Saturday 23 March 2024
11am – 3pm
Lewisham Shopping Centre
London SE13 7HB
Free – no booking

Always wanted to start charting your family history but don’t know how to begin? Are you curious to explore centuries-old histories and find out how archival records may help your research?

In the first of a series of collaborative events, join record specialists from The National Archives at the Migration Museum and get to know their vast collection of records.

The National Archives team will be hosting a mobile enquiry desk, introducing visitors to migration records, with access to the online catalogue and Ancestry – the UK’s largest family history site. Visitors will also be able to explore a copy of the Empire Windrush Passenger List, one of hundreds of passenger lists in the collection.

This is a free, drop-in event, no prior family history or archival experience is necessary – so come along and say hello to the archive team!

About the National Archives

The National Archives is the official archive and publisher for UK central government, and for England and Wales, based in Kew, Richmond. The archive collects and secures the future of the government record, both digital and physical, to preserve it for generations to come, and to make it as accessible as possible to the public. The archive offers research guidance and leads the archive sector in England and Wales. Find out more at nationalarchives.gov.uk.

Image: The Empire Windrush Passenger List (June, 1948) at The National Archives (BT 26/1237/91)