National Archives, London

Having received an ‘Exemption from Internment’ card with some copyright information along the bottom, I realised that these images were not owned by descendants, sadly, although families presumably think they own them.

I checked with the National Archives and there would be a cost attached to posting them, which we cannot cover because this is not a funded project.

We are allowed to transcribe the information off the images onto the site, so if you have any documentation received from the National Archives (and this includes the Exemption from Internment cards), you may send us a written version of the information on it, but not the actual image for upload.

It seems a shame, because so far every other institution that has been contacted has given permission for their images to be reproduced here without charge, because of the nature of the project.

Oh well – it couldn’t last forever – apparently!