Sunday, 1 November 2020

National Archives at Kew suspends bookings

Following news from the Westminster Government that England is to go into a four week coronavirus lockdown from next week, the National Archives at Kew has announced that it has suspended bookings. The bookings page simply states the following:

Update: reading room bookings temporarily suspended

In response to the PM’s statement on Saturday evening, our next round of bookings will not go live on Monday 2 November while we seek clarification about the services we can offer. We’ll provide an update as soon as we can.

If planning a visit to Kew, please keep an eye out for further guidance at or via TNA's Twitter feed at @UKNatArchives.


My next 5 week Scotland 1750-1850: Beyond the Old Parish Registers course starts November 2nd - see My book Tracing Your Scottish Family History on the Internet, at is now out, also available are Tracing Your Irish Family History on the Internet (2nd ed) at and Tracing Your Scottish Ancestry Through Church and State Records at Further news published daily on The Scottish GENES Facebook page, and on Twitter @genesblog.

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