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Everyone can use Derbyshire libraries by visiting one of our 45 branches, 10 mobile libraries or by using our online services.

First World War Commemoration

Would you like to trace your First World War ancestors or any other forebears? (opens in a new window) is free to access in all Derbyshire libraries. You can contact your local library to book a session or use your own laptop, tablet or phone through wi-fi in a Derbyshire library.

Ancestry includes:

  • pension records
  • medal records
  • service records (where these have survived)
  • census
  • birth, marriage and death indexes.

Derbyshire Record Office can help you take your Derbyshire search further.

You can also contact the Derbyshire Lives project manager (opens in a new window) if your community group is commemorating the First World War.

Wanting old photographs? Why not check out the Picture the Past (opens in a new window) website for local photographs of the early 1900s.

It is still free to borrow books from your local library to give you further ideas in family history searching.

You can also check the online catalogue or contact Derbyshire Record Office for older local books not yet listed on the catalogue.

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