Online Parliamentary Archives


The Parliamentary Archives are available online at

The database contains descriptions of over 3 million items and it enables users across the world to search for details of records of Parliament back to 1497.

The archive contains descriptions of all the catalogued collections, including details of closed records which can be requested under Freedom of Information.

The archives include:


  • Commons and Lords
  • Palace of Westminster
  • Societies and Staff
  • Private Papers

Family History Research Guide

Online Resources

  • Devolved Parliament and Assemblies
  • Hansard (Parliamentary Debates)
  • Judgments and Appeals
  • Legislation
  • Parliamentary Papers
  • Proceedings and Journals
  • Registers of Interests
  • Records Online
  • Living Heritage
  • Web Archive
  • Erskine May