Mining the Archives Project – Conservation Update

I've been busy working away on the mining the archives project and thought I would give a quick update on what's been happening to that volume we found all the lead deposits in... The 18th Century account book of Robert Thornhill (D307/B/19/1) has now been dismantled and cleaned. The cleaning process was very delicate as … Continue reading Mining the Archives Project – Conservation Update

Chesterfield & District Family History Fair – we’ll be there!

Chesterfield & District Family History Society are holding a family and local history and craft fair at Outwood Academy in Newbold, Chesterfield, this coming Saturday from 10am-4pm. Staff from the record office will be there to provide information about our collections and to give advice on tracing your Derbyshire ancestors. We'll also be giving a talk … Continue reading Chesterfield & District Family History Fair – we’ll be there!

Agricola’s masterpiece at the record office

As a county Derbyshire has a long tradition with the lead mining industry and to celebrate this we have teamed up with The National Coal Mining Museum for England (NCM) to bring the exhibition The Craft of the Miner to the record office. The exhibition centres on the book De Re Metallica, written by Gregorius Agricola, an eminent … Continue reading Agricola’s masterpiece at the record office