Saturday, February 11, 2006


DocumentsOnline is an amazing service of The National Archives, providing digitized images of millions of British public records. There are records of well over 5 million World War I campaign medals, and Registers of Seamen's Services containing half a million names. Perhaps most genealogically intriguing are the "more than 1 million copy wills proved in the Prerogative Court of Canterbury from 1384 to 1858"—1,018,498 to be exact. Searching is free, but it will cost you £3.50 to download a document.

If you're in a less genealogical mood, check out the UFO reports and photographs available at the Archives.