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History is everywhere in popular culture. But the truth is harder to find.

On the Record is a podcast by The National Archives of the UK that takes a closer look at the stories you think you know. At The National Archives, we are the guardians of more than 11 million historical government and public records spanning a thousand years of British history. These original documents hold thousands of incredible stories...if you know where to look.

Follow us on Twitter @UkNatArchives

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History is everywhere in popular culture. But the truth is harder to find.

On the Record is a podcast by The National Archives of the UK that takes a closer look at the stories you think you know. At The National Archives, we are the guardians of more than 11 million historical government and public records spanning a thousand years of British history. These original documents hold thousands of incredible stories...if you know where to look.

Follow us on Twitter @UkNatArchives

    Show Notes: Series 6 - A Nation Divided?

    Show Notes: Series 6 - A Nation Divided?

    20th Century Migration: 1914 – A Nation Divided?

    20th Century Migration: 1914 – A Nation Divided?

    In the first instalment of our series about 20th century migration, we explore the story of an English woman who loses her citizenship because of who she chooses to marry, and a British citizen arrested because of his country of birth. Then, we uncover the lesser-told story of people leaving Britain for a better life.

    For show notes visit: https://bit.ly/Migrationep1

    Listeners, we need your help to make this podcast better! Visit: smartsurvey.co.uk/s/ontherecord/

    • 35 min
    Trailer: 20th Century Migration

    Trailer: 20th Century Migration

    There are over 900 years of immigration records available for research here at The National Archives. In our latest three-part podcast series, we’re exploring the rich history of migration in the 20th century.

    This series focuses on three major Acts that highlight shifts in policy around migration and citizenship over the past 100 years. We feature the profound and lasting impact of migration for citizens and non-citizens alike throughout Britain, its Empire, and the Commonwealth.

    • 2 min
    Counting down to the 1921 Census - Show Notes

    Counting down to the 1921 Census - Show Notes

    Counting down to the 1921 Census

    Counting down to the 1921 Census

    In the aftermath of war and pandemic, approximately 8.5 million householders in England, Wales, the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man completed the 1921 census. In this episode, we’re exploring the enormous digitisation project undertaken by Findmypast and asking our family history specialists what to expect when we get to see the census in early 2022.
    For show notes visit: https://bit.ly/1921Census 
    We need your help to make this podcast better! Visit: https://smartsurvey.co.uk/s/ontherecord/

    • 49 min
    Counting down to the 1921 Census

    Counting down to the 1921 Census

    In June 1921, approximately 8.5 million householders in England, Wales, the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man completed the census. For just about 100 years the records have been closed to the public and securely stored but in early 2022 they will be available on Findmypast. A window into the lives of nearly 38 million people will be opened. 

    In this episode we will be counting down to the 1921 census release! 

    Find out more on our census portal: https://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/census

    • 2 min

Customer Reviews

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Sylvan biker ,

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Well done. Information I never heard before presented w just the right amount of suspense. Well written, story form and extremely engaging. I can only imagine the wealth of information this podcasts has access to for years of enlightening stories. If you love history and inside information this one is for you.

Katey L. ,

Can’t wait!

After hearing the trailer, I cannot wait to hear the first season of this podcast!

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