Celebrating Derbyshire’s Manorial Records

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We would be delighted if you could join us for a special open evening at Derbyshire Record Office on 16th April to celebrate the launch the Manorial Documents Register for Derbyshire.  The Manorial Documents Register (MDR) exists to identify the whereabouts of records of manors in England and Wales. The MDR is currently being revised as part of a long-term programme, co-ordinated by The National Archives, to review, update and computerise its contents. Over the last year or so, work has been going on to update the MDR for Derbyshire, and this launch event will highlight some of the project’s successes.

Take the opportunity to learn all about manorial records, what they are and how to use them.  Join specialist speakers including Liz Hart of The National Archives who will tell all about the history of the country-wide project, Neil Bettridge, Project Archivist for the Derbyshire MDR project and family historian Kate Henderson who will reveal how manorial records can help grow your family tree.  There will also be the opportunity to take a look at original manorial records which form part of Derbyshire Record Office collections and of course have a go at searching the online register.

Thursday 16th April 7pm-9pm

Derbyshire Record Office, New St, Matlock, DE4 3FE

Light refreshments will be available

It’s free to come along, just call us on 01629 538347 or email us at record.office@derbyshire.gov.uk to reserve a place.

We look forward to seeing you.

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