Want to find out about your family tree?
Derbyshire Record Office and libraries are a good place to begin. Even if your family is not from this area there will be some information to help you make a start.
Due to the COVID-19, Ancestry have made access to Derbyshire Parish Records available for free temporarily. This includes:
Here are some other useful free sites that may help you:
AncestryLibrary.com is available free in all Derbyshire libraries.
But it is not yet possible to do all your family history on the internet. You may still need to travel to local and national libraries and record offices to research some of the materials you will need.
A taster of our incredibly rich resources includes:
The main family history collection for the county is kept at the local studies library in the Derbyshire Record Office. There is also a large collection at Chesterfield Library. Many local libraries also hold family history research materials for their local area.
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