Local studies resources
Libraries have number of resources to help with your local studies research.
You can research local, family or house history using our resources:
Books, including county, town and village histories can be searched using our library catalogue. Many can be borrowed, but some are reference only. Please note that not every title is in the online catalogue yet, but we have a comprehensive card index at the Local Studies library in the Derbyshire Record Office
Newspapers: available on microfilm at some libraries
Old trade and telephone directories
Census 1841-1911 via AncestryLibrary.com (FREE in all Derbyshire libraries), or on microfilm
Old and modern Ordnance Survey and other mapping
Photographs and other illustration collections. Many are on our free-to-view site on Picture the Past (opens in a new window).