As a historian, I work regularly at the National Archives at Kew, going through original documents, as well as using their library. Look out for my article in issue 133 of Your Family Tree magazine, which is available in the shops and online from tomorrow. The article looks at how you can make the most of a visit to Kew, as well as using their website and online catalogues.
The article also includes my top ten list of records at Kew for family historians. From Wills and probate, the employment records, court records and state papers, your ancestors will certainly feature somewhere in the documents held at The National Archives - you just need to know where to look!