Quick tip: Find business archives
If you have ancestors who ran their own businesses, the National Register of Archives (NRA) database is a great resource.
Over time, many businesses have closed, been taken over or changed name, but you can search the database using the names they had in your ancestor’s day. Log onto www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/nra. Choose ‘Corporate name’. Enter the name of the business and details of related collections will appear. Alternatively, you can browse the alphabetical list. At present it contains details of the whereabouts of over 32,000 business’s records. Click on the Repository link and you’ll find a more detailed description of the records that exist and how to access them. You may also find a link to the repository’s online catalogue, which includes a general history of the company.
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