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Derbyshire County Council (Matlock)

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Unpublished indexes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:
Chapman County Codes (BS 6879): DBY, NTT, YKS, LEI

2. Principal Libraries with Family History resources

Local Studies Library
Libraries and Heritage Department
County Hall
Tel: 01629 585579
Fax: 01629 585049
Email: ruth.gordon@derbyshire.gov.uk
Contact: Mrs Ruth Gordon

Opening hours:

Monday: 0900-1700
Tuesday: 0900-1700
Wednesday: 0900-1700
Thursday: 0900-1700
Friday: 0900-1700
Saturday: Occasional Saturday mornings by appointment only, 0930-1300

Other Libraries:

3. Research Service

Service available? Yes

Fee-based? Yes. �50 per half- hour.
Work undertaken on receipt of cheque payable to Derbyshire County Council. Credit card payments also accepted.

Provided by local Record Office? Yes, a separate Record Office fee based service also available.

4. Births, Deaths and Marriages

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

Locations BMD - Registrar General's Indexes for England & Wales. 1887-2000 plus War Deaths and Overseas Indexes.

5. Census returns

1841-1901 inclusive for County of Derbyshire and some out of County villages on the Derbyshire fringes (microfilm)
1881 Census Index England & Wales (microfiche and CD Rom)
1851 & 1891 Derbyshire surname indexes

6. Directories

6(a) County and Regional Directories

1808-1977. Derbyshire and some Midland Counties (N.B. some cover only parts of Derbyshire)

6(b) City and Town Directories

See above

6(c) Telephone Directories

UK 1880 - 1912. UK excluding London 1920 - 1973 (microfilm)
Derbyshire 1970s to present

7. Electoral registers and polls books

7(a) Electoral Registers

Early nineteenth century Northern & Southern division, Derbyshire

7(b) Poll Books

1734. Derbyshire
1832, 1868. North Derbyshire
1832, 1835, 1868. South Derbyshire

8. International Genealogical Index (IGI)

1992. Microfiche for UK

9. Unpublished Indexes

Wolley Manuscripts - personal names index
Index to births, marriages and deaths. Derbyshire Times (newspaper) 1981 to date

10. Parish Registers

A range of parish register transcripts for a number of parishes in Derbyshire
Some non-conformist and Roman Catholic registers on micofilm/fiche

11. Periodicals (excl. newspapers)

Derbyshire Family History Society Newsletter
Chesterfield Family History Society Newsletter
and near complete files of:
Family Tree Magazine
Family History Monthly
Practical Family History
Family History News & Digest
Ancestors plus many local history titles

12. Published Transcripts of Archival Material

Derbyshire Record Society publications and other materials as published.

13. Other material

Local history materials for the whole county of Derbyshire
Many newspapers on microfilm
A wide range of printed genealogical materials
Filby's Passenger and Immigration List Indexes

14. Guides to Collections

How to Start Tracing your Family Tree in Derbyshire. �00 including postage.
Local Studies in Derbyshire: a Guide to Library Resources. Derbyshire County Council, Libraries, Archives & Arts Dept. 1966. ISBN 090346344 X. �50
Family History in Derbyshire: a Guide to Library Resources. Derbyshire County Council Library Service. 1994. ISBN 0903463385. �
Available from Local Studies Libraries in Derbyshire and The Administration Section, Libraries & Heritage Department, County Hall, Matlock, Derbyshire, DE4 3AG. Include 15% of value towards postage and packing.

15. Local Record Offices

Derbyshire Record Office
County Hall
Smedley Street
Tel: 01629 585347
Fax: 01629 57611
Email: -

Other information

If you need to ise materials on microfilm or fiche, it is essential to book a microfilm reader in advance of your visit.
Booking not necessary to use other materials. There are 8 computers with free internet access. See Library websites http://www.picturethepast.org.uk
For photographic history of the county and for the history of the Peak District please see http://www.peaklandheritage.org.uk. Many local surnames included on the site.