23 April 2020

Free access to TNA digital records

It wasn't an April Fool joke as it seemed when free access was announced on 1 April and then nothing happened.

The (UK) National Archives has announced that:
"Registered users will be able to order and download up to 10 items at no cost, to a maximum of 50 items over 30 days. The limits are there to try and help manage the demand for content and ensure the availability of our digital services for everyone. 
To access the service and download for free, users will be required to: 
Register/sign in to their Discovery account before adding items to their basket (maximum ten items per basket)
Abide by the terms of our fair use policy 
Complete the order process to receive a download link, which will remain active for 30 days. (The link will also be saved in ‘Your orders’ in your account for 30 days)"
For details including some limitations on what's available read the complete announcement at www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/about/news/digital-downloads/

1 comment:

Teresa said...

I was interested to see that the WWI Medal Index Cards were digitized in batches of 6! I ended up with two records I needed on the same page :) Of course, they don't look as pretty as they do on Ancestry, but it's cool to get copies straight from the source.