Login (access RecordSearch)

Use RecordSearch to search the National Archives collection as a Guest or as a Registered researcher.

As a Guest you can do most things that a Registered researcher can do, but you will not be able to order records for delivery to the reading room.

As a Registered researcher you will be able to customise the way your searches are done, order records for delivery to the reading room and save your search results for up to 6 months. To register click the 'New researcher' button. You will be asked to enter your name and contact details. If you are sharing your Web browser (eg if you are in a reading room), to prevent other researchers seeing these details you MUST click the 'Exit RecordSearch' button after you have finished searching, and then close your Web browser.

Click the 'Previously registered researcher' button if you have already registered as a New researcher.