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Copying and research service

We can supply copies of original documents or publications, subject to copyright restrictions, and send them to you by email. We're also able to print the images if you prefer to have them on paper. Or we can supply copies on CD.

You can take advantage of our digitisation service if you'd like to have digital copies of your own old documents and photographs. This Digitising History service is also available for heritage and other organisations.  For further information see digitising history.

We can also help you with your historical research using published or original sources, including parish registers.

We'll send you the results and copies in a research report.

Please check the Derbyshire Record Office catalogue to make sure we hold the records you're looking for. If you're still in doubt, please contact the duty archivist.

If you prefer to employ an independent researcher, please see the list of record agents attached to this page.


Copying and research orders are priced according to the amount of staff time they take to carry out, priced at £14 per half hour. For overseas enquiries, prices are indicated on the form. See our costs of related services from Derbyshire Record Office.

We aim to complete all orders within 28 working days.

To request a quote for copying or research please contact the duty archivist email: or tel: 01629 538347.

Or you can estimate the cost of the order using the cost guidelines attached to this page.

Costs of postage and printing are indicated on the form.

Reproducing images

Under copyright regulations, copies of documents cannot be published in hard copy or electronic form without written permission.

We can only provide copies of documents for personal research purposes and not for commercial or publication purposes.

Prior approval from the depositor and copyright owner where necessary, via Derbyshire Record Office, must be sought before copies of documents may be published or used for purposes other than personal research.

To ask permission, please contact us. If permission is given, it will be on condition that appropriate acknowledgement is made.