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What happens inside the National Archives?

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It is that time of year when the National Archives make the news - thanks to the annual release of 30-year-old government documents.

But the Archives, in Kew, west London, are busy all year round - partly because of a huge growth in interest in family history.

Chief executive Natalie Ceeney gave the BBC's Sanchia Berg a rare tour behind the scenes of the National Archives - including both highlights of the past and plans for the future.

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