Ask an archivist on twitter

Thursday, 9 June 2011

Do you want to know more about tracing your family tree or looking at state records?

You can get all your answers online today when experts from The National Archives (TNA) will be on hand to answer any questions on Twitter.

Anyone with a Twitter account will be able to ask questions throughout the day about the collection, online resources and how to get the most out of research at TNA.

The archivists will be pleased to advise on topics such as how to get started on that special research project, where to find a particular record, and how TNA works to conserve historic documents.

From 2pm to 4pm Oliver Morley, Chief Executive and Keeper, will also be available to answer questions in a 'Meet the Keeper' event.

Twitter users can follow TNA @UkNatArchives, and even people without an account can follow the day by searching the site for #AskArchivists.

Tips for the day:

  • Ask questions directly by using @UkNatArchives in your tweet
  • Don't forget to use the hash tag #AskArchivists
  • If your question is for Chief Executive and Keeper, Oliver Morley, please also use the hashtag #CEO

TNA is the UK Government's official archive, containing more than a thousand years of history, and is an executive agency of the Ministry of Justice.


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