The National Archives have just announced that they are offering researchers free access to some digitised documents while their base in Kew, London, is closed to the public because of the national lockdown.

The records available that are likely to be of most interest to family historians include:

First and Second World World War records, including Medal Index cards
Military War Diaries
Royal Navy records
Merchant Navy records
Royal Marine service records
Find out more and see the full list of the records on offer at The National Archives website.
Happy hunting! And we hope everyone is well and keeping safe.