Monday, 9 June 2014

National Archives at Kew's new microfilm lottery

The National Lottery at Kew ( is having another clear-out - it has boxes of microfilmed records that it now wishes to dispose of, including the 1901 census for England and Wales, Colonial Office records, Royal Hospital Chelsea: Length of Service Pensions, Admission Books, and much, much more.

From TNA:

This offer opens on Monday 9 June 2014 at 10:00 (British summer time) and closes on Sunday 27 June at 17:00 (British summer time). We will not accept requests before or after these dates.

We will allocate the films by lottery, carrying out a draw using numbered balls, with a separate draw for each batch. We will only accept requests for whole batches.

The full process is outlined at and a full list of films to be disposed of is available at

Good luck!


Now available for UK research is the new second edition of the best selling Tracing Your Family History on the Internet: A Guide for Family Historians, whilst my new book British and Irish Newspapers is also now out. And FindmyPast - please reinstate the original Scottish census citations on your new site.

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