User Guides

Information to help you find your way around popular sections of the Parliamentary Archives.

Guide to Parliamentary Records (PDF PDF 3.46 MB)

An introduction to the range of records from the House of Lords and House of Commons we hold.

Guide to Personal Political Papers (PDF PDF 4.26 MB)

An introduction to the private records of politicians we hold.

Family History Sources
A guide to tracing your roots through collections held by the Parliamentary Archives.

Photographic Sources at the Parliamentary Archives (PDF PDF 152 KB)

A list of photographic sources at the Parliamentary Archives, and other possible photographic sources inside and outside Parliament.

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