A guide to our new Names and Places Search options

In April 2022, we introduced two new elements to our online catalogue - a Name and a Place Search. About the Place Search Contains key information about all Derbyshire townships and parishes as well as various other places in the UK and across the world that are mentioned in the archive and local studies collections. … Continue reading A guide to our new Names and Places Search options

Maritime History Research Guide

A guide to archives and published sources relating to maritime history. Although a land-locked county, Derbyshire Record Office does hold maritime records created or collected by Derbyshire people.  Ships and boats Material relating to ships and boats has all been subject indexed in our online catalogue under the term ‘seagoing vessels’.  You can also search … Continue reading Maritime History Research Guide

Trade and telephone directories

A guide to the published directories available for Derbyshire. Trade directories In the 18th century, new publications appeared across the country containing details of trades and industry, as well as other useful information, for example about local government, individual towns and villages, local organisations and activities. Left: extract for Ashbourne from Kelly's Directory of Derbyshire, … Continue reading Trade and telephone directories