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Principal Public Libraries with family history resources
Research services
Registrar General's Index
Census records
Electoral registers
Poll books
International Genealogical Index
Unpublished indexes
Parish registers
Published transcripts
Other materials
Guides to collections
Record Office address
Other information

Library Services URL: http://www.derby.gov.uk/libraries/about/local_studies.htm
Chapman County Codes (BS 6879): DBY

2. Principal Libraries with Family History resources

Derby Local Studies Library
25B Irongate
Tel: 01332 255393
Fax: 01332 255381
Email: localstudies.library@derby.gov.uk
Contact: vacant (Senior Librarian), Paul Hudson (Librarian)

Opening hours:

Monday: 9.30-1900
Tuesday: 9.30-1900
Wednesday: 9.30-1700
Thursday: 9.30-1700
Friday: 9.30-1700
Saturday: 9.30-1600

Other Libraries:

3. Research Service

Service available? Yes

Fee-based? Yes. � per half-hour.

Provided by local Record Office? Yes
4. Births, Deaths and Marriages

Registrar General's Indexes from 1837 (microform), or Registrar General for Scotland's Computerised Index from 1855.

Locations Derby Local Studies Library

5. Census returns

The whole of Derbyshire on microfilm for the years 1841-1901 inclusive.
British Isles 1881 on CD-Rom and microfiche

6. Directories

6(a) County and Regional Directories

Some in book form
A complete set on microfiche from 1808-1977

6(b) City and Town Directories

Some in book form
A complete set on microfiche from 1808-1977

6(c) Telephone Directories

Town & country & regional. 1962-present. Later ones on microfiche

7. Electoral registers and polls books

7(a) Electoral Registers

1832 to present. Derby Borough and City Boundaries only

7(b) Poll Books

Selected dates from 1710

8. International Genealogical Index (IGI)

1992 edition on microfiche

9. Unpublished Indexes

Surname index, compiled from parish register entries, newspaper articles, obituaries, books, periodicals, pedigrees etc.

10. Parish Registers

Derby Local Studies Library holds copies on microfilm of some of the original registers for the old Derby parishes and a number of printed transcripts compiled by organizations like the Derbyshire Family History Society.
Also printed volumes, e.g. Phillimores Marriage Registers

11. Periodicals (excl. newspapers)

Derby Local Studies has complete files of periodicals like:
Derbyshire Life and Countryside
East Midland Geographer
Derbyshire Archaeological Society Journal
plus many others

12. Published Transcripts of Archival Material

13. Other material

Collection of Derby and Derbyshire newspapers from 1732 to present.

14. Guides to Collections

Derbyshire Libraries Archives & Arts Dept. Local Studies in Derbyshire: a guide to library resources. 1996. �50. Available from most large libraries in the County and Local Studies Libraries.
Derbyshire County Council. Family History in Derbyshire: a guide to library resources. 1994. �00. Available from Local Studies Libraries.
Derbyshire County Council. How to start tracing your family tree in Derbyshire. 1996. Price 50p. Available from Local Studies Libraries.

15. Local Record Offices

Derbyshire Record Office
County Hall
Tel: 01629 580000 ext. 7347

Other information

A significant part of our photograph collection is now available online at: