Discovery is the British National Archives’ new catalog, which provides a more integrated and functional way to explore the collections. It has been designed to host, search and display the many different databases and datasets being held at the National Archives.

There’s a newly updated version of Discovery  available. It is much improved.  The new version includes an enhanced search results page and displays the covering dates, references and former references of records searched.

As with any new system there were bugs and issues that have been fixed with the update. You can find out ore by clicking frequently asked questions and there’s also a new blog in development.

Discovery was created in response to user feedback. You can tell them what you think by emailing

Click on British National Archives launch of their new and improved website Discovery to read my original article about the launch of Discovery.

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