Staff and friends at the British Library provided a fascinating introduction to their archives for our Citizen Historian pathfinder team.

The team was please to learn that the BL was in the process of digitising key aspects of its archives.

However they were also amazed to hear that so far only a few hundred yards of an estimated 9 miles of shelves of material had been digitised! This mammoth effort will take some time to complete...

To learn more about how to access the BL and other national archives, be sure to sign up to out citizen Historian programme. We will provide you with a guide that will help you research your Family Hero or an Adopted Hero.