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?
Buy here:
http://www.npg.org.uk/shop/prints.php

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: archiveenquiry@npg.org.uk

I want to visit the Heinz Archive & Library, how can I make an appointment?
Contact us: archive@npg.org.uk

 

 



Jonathan Tyers and his family, by Francis Hayman, 1740 - NPG  - © National Portrait Gallery, London

Jonathan Tyers and his family
by Francis Hayman
1740
NPG 5588