Happy St Simon & Jude’s Day! (28th October). Saint Jude is also known as “Jude the Obscure”, and is known as the patron saint of lost causes, a last resort as it were.
Here at Derbyshire Record Office we can’t absolutely guarantee to find that lost ancestor or the last tantalising piece of a genealogical or historical puzzle. But try our resources: parish registers, electoral rolls, calendars of prisoners, court records, maps, books, original documents, newspapers, magazines, images, and online access to Ancestry and a myriad other resources via our free computers.
And that’s not an exhaustive list; see our website at http://www.derbyshire.gov.uk/leisure/record_office/default.asp
But if you can visit us, or drop us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with your question if you can’t, we may just be able to help you with that long-lost cause, or point you in the direction of an answer.
Local Studies Librarian