Find out our latest news including new collections and forthcoming events. We also produce a quarterly newsletter that can be downloaded from this page.
Derbyshire Record Office and Derbyshire Local Studies Library are closing at Christmas to move into our newly extended and refurbished building. Both services will be closing on 21 December 2012 for approximately six weeks to allow us to move back into our new building in New Street, Matlock.
We will reopen as the new joint service on 12 February 2013. Please note that during this closure period we will be unable to deal with enquiries. If you need help urgently; please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone us on 01629 538347.
To find out more about this exciting new venture and to view photographs of the renovation work completed so far, visit the record office blog! (opens in a new window)
Changes to registering to use Derbyshire Record Office
We are now part of the CARN (County Archives Research Network) registration scheme.
If you are a currently registered Derbshire Record Office user, we will need to ask you to re-register with us. However, if you already have a CARN ticket, please show it when visiting and you will not need to re-register.
These tickets are free; they are valid for four years and will give you access to any record office that belongs to the Research Network.
Photography in the searchroom
From 1 April 2012, you will be able to use your own camera to take photographs of documents in our public searchroom.
Buying a photography licence will allow unlimited photography. The licence will cost £5 for a day licence or £50 for an annual licence.
Record Office blog
Find out more about what's happening at the Record Office on our Derbyshire Record Office blog (opens in a new window).
Check out some bizarre names found in our records, such as Apollonia Pinkey and Polly Esther Shirt (yes, really!) and share any weird and wonderful names you've found.
Record Office News
For information on all that's new at Derbyshire Record Office, including recent and up and coming events, new collections and special features, read Record Office News, our quarterly newsletter. You can download the latest copy from the related documents section on this page.
The following documents are in Portable Document Format (PDF). You can download software to view PDF documents for free from the Adobe website (opens in a new window)