Archives Search (finding aids to online collections)

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Search the Catalogue

Portcullis is a catalogue containing descriptions of around 3 million records held by the Parliamentary Archives.

Archives Map Search

This is a prototype service which allows you to search for records from the catalogue by place. There is currently one set of records held by the Parliamentary Archives available to search via the map interface - the Protestation Returns of 1642.

Private Bill Witness Database

Welcome to the Private Bill Witness database, an electronic tool for finding information about individuals who gave evidence before Opposed Private Bill Committees in Parliament in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries

Parliamentary Archives - FAQs

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Parliament's Web Archive

Use the Web Archive to access previous versions of Parliament's website and related sites

Historic Hansard

Historic Hansard, 1803-2005