Adoption

This guide outlines the different sources available relating to adoption, only some of which are held by Derbyshire Record Office. Updated 19 June 2020. Note: Information about adoptions and adoptees can only be released to adoptees and must be obtained through the County Council’s Data Protection team. Adoption since 1927 The National Register of Adoptions … Continue reading Adoption

Staffordshire History Centre – have your say

Followers and customers of Derbyshire Record Office may be interested in the following notice from Staffordshire Archives: Staffordshire Archives and Heritage and the William Salt Library are working in partnership to create and deliver the new Staffordshire History Centre, with its associated learning, outreach and engagement activities. The Project will transform the way the public … Continue reading Staffordshire History Centre – have your say

Stay connected, get creative and keep learning

Over the past few years the record office has been working with our friends at Junction Arts, the Chesterfield-based arts charity, on the project The Art of Letter Writing. The project celebrates the unique relationships we make with each other by writing and receiving letters, using historical letters from the record office’s collection, the participants’ own … Continue reading Stay connected, get creative and keep learning

Connecting families and creating history during COVID-19 and beyond

‘History Begins at Home’ is a new national campaign which aims to connect people through conversations about history and to capture and then share these conversations, memories and stories through the campaign’s Facebook page and Twitter. The idea behind the campaign is to encourage family members of different generations to connect or re-connect by discovering … Continue reading Connecting families and creating history during COVID-19 and beyond