Quick video guides about our records, your research and the documents you’ll find at The National Archives.
How the records are arranged
Understand how records are arranged to help save you time and make your research more productive.
Find out how to copy, order and view the documents held by The National Archives and how to access popular records online.
Preparing to research
Find out where to look when you first start your research, and how to assemble and organise your findings to get better results.
Recording research results
Discover how to record all your results effectively so that you can find useful information again in the future.
The life of a document
Discover more about the journeys our documents have made before reaching The National Archives and how they may be useful for many different types of research today.