Local studies and local history
Find out more about your community and research the history of your house or family.
Local studies libraries collect information on:
towns and villages
houses and buildings
industries and organisations
local individuals and families
traditions, customs and folklore.
All Derbyshire libraries have a basic range of local history books you can borrow. Larger libraries have reference collections including local newspapers, census returns, maps and photographs for their local area. These reference collections are available, free of charge, for everybody to use.
Derbyshire Lives through the First World War
To find out more about the Derbyshire Lives through the First World War project click on the link to our blog in the information on other websites section.
Derbyshire Libraries are also sharing the real life experiences and accounts of the First World War from the letters and diaries of soldiers from the Derbyshire area. Click on the link to the Twitter Derbyshire Soldier page in the information on other websites section.
You can access AncestryLibrary.com at any Derbyshire Library for free.
Visit our websites to find out more about the history of Derbyshire and surrounding area.
Information on other websites
- Derbyshire Lives through the First World War blog (opens in a new window)
- Derbyshire Soldier Twitter (opens in a new window) page