Family History at the National Portrait Gallery
The National Portrait Gallery can help with your family history research. If you want to search for a portrait of your ancestor or find out more about an existing portrait you can search our Collections online; contact our free enquiry service or visit the Heinz Archive & Library and conduct your research in person.
For further information please download our Family History leaflet.
Frequently Asked Questions
Does the National Portrait Gallery hold a portrait or photograph of my ancestor?
Search here: http://www.npg.org.uk/collections.php
Can I buy a copy of my ancestor's portrait?
I want to publish or reproduce the picture in a book or a website, how can I do this?
Contact us: www.npg.captureweb.co.uk
Was my ancestor a member of National Portrait Gallery staff?
Search here: http://archivecatalogue.npg.org.uk/
I have a portrait of my ancestor, how can I get more information about it?
Contact us: email@example.com
I want to visit the Heinz Archive & Library, how can I make an appointment?
Contact us: firstname.lastname@example.org
Jonathan Tyers and his family
by Francis Hayman