A Twitter bird told us

Last night we were very excited to reach 50,000 followers on Twitter!

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The moment we reached 50,000 followers

We use Twitter to share news from across the organisation, newly released files, events, resources, podcasts and blogs. We’re on hand to answer your queries and point you in the right direction if you get stuck in your research or don’t know who to contact at The National Archives. We’ve held discussions on digital research, celebrated the archive sector and shared stories and discoveries from our collections.

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One of our most popular tweets, linking to our blog about the 1914 Christmas truce.

We also love hearing what our readers have been researching and seeing the wonderful photos that you take when you visit. We love hearing about the work and collections of other archives and history projects.

So, if you haven’t already, join us on Twitter. And don’t be shy, introduce yourself and let us know what you are interested in.

If you already follow us, firstly thank you. Secondly, we’d love to know if there’s more you would like to hear from us. Which blogs and podcasts are your favourite and why? Do you work in records management or in an archive, and find professional tips and guidance useful? Can we tweet more #archiveanimals? And is the internet ready for #archivebeards?  Tweet us @UkNatArchives

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On Friday 14 November #archiveanimals, as part of the Explore your Archive campaign, trended on Twitter in the UK

We also have two fantastic real-time Twitter accounts. @UnitWarDiaries follows regiments during the First World War and @UkWarCabinet lets you watch the Second World War unfold 70 years to the day through original Cabinet Papers from 1945.

We’re really pleased that our Chief Executive and Keeper, Jeff James, has recently joined Twitter too. See what he’s up to @jeffddjames.

We look forward to seeing you on Twitter soon!


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