Derbyshire Family History

We have produced the Derbyshire Family History page to assist Genealogists and Family History researchers tracing lost ancestors and relatives that were residents in and around the county of Derbyshire, England, UK. You will find a wide range of Derbyshire Family History resources including parish record information and bmd records in this local Family History part of our website:

Derbyshire Family History Society

This society was set up over 25 years ago to assist with local researchers tracing family history. Their library in Derby is open 3 days a week, open to members and non-members although non-members will be expected to make a donation. All members get a range of options for a modest fee, including: A Quarterly Journal, a chance to compete in national projects within the national “Federation of Family History Societies”, and monthly meetings across the county – currently these are held in Derby, Glossop and High Peak, and South Normanton. There are a range of facilities available through the website including searches of Births, Deaths and Marriages records for Derbyshire. Non-members are also able to search through some Derbyshire baptism, burials and cemetry records for free.


Derbyshire Record Office

This office combines both archives and local studies services “bringing Derbyshire’s fascinating past to life”. Original documents held at the site include Derbyshire public bodies and Diocesan and Derbyshire parish records including registers of baptisms, marriages and burials from 16th Century onwards for over 400 Anglican parishes in the county. Records also include archives from industries and businesses in the county.

Births, marriages & burials

Here are some specific useful links from the FindMyPast website to assist you with your research:

Births and baptisms

Derbyshire Registrars Birth Index
– From 1837 to 21st Century.
Derbyshire Baptism Index 1538-1910
– Almost 700,000 recorded baptisms.
Derbyshire Baptisms
– More than 200,000 records in this database.
Elmton, Derbyshire Baptisms
– Records between 1598 and 1868.

Marriages

Derbyshire Marriage Index 1538-1910
– Almost 800,000 recorded marriages.
Derbyshire Marriages
Derbyshire Registrars Marriage Index
– From 1837 to 21st Century.
Elmton, Derbyshire Marriages
– Records between 1599 and 1835.

Burials

Derbyshire Burial Index 1538-1910
– Over 500,000 recorded deaths.
Derbyshire Burials
Derbyshire Hospital Admissions and Deaths 1855-1913
– Either records from the Victoria Memorial Cottage Hospital or the Derbyshire Royal Infirmary.
Derbyshire Registrars Death Index
– From 1837 to 21st Century.
Elmton, Derbyshire Burials
– Records between 1599 and 1868.


Workhouse and orphanage records

Derbyshire Workhouse Reports
Derbyshire, Chesterfield Union Workhouse Death Index 1838-1904
– Over 3,000 names in this database.
Derbyshire, Derby Railway Servants’ Orphanage Registers, 1875-1912

Derbyshire Newspaper Archives

Local Newspaper Archives and Historical Newspapers provide invaluable information for Family History Researchers and Genealogists. Information can often be found that is not available in Parish Records, or Censuses. Here at Family History, we are able to provide a direct link to Derbyshire Newspaper Archives from a variety of newspapers, covering different time periods.

British Newspaper Archive holds the following historical newspaper records for Derbyshire:

Local Newspaper RecordsRecord year
Belper News 1896-1897
1899-1911
1913-1920
1933-1937
1955
Buxton Advertiser 1855-1857
1859
1861
1869
1875
1880
1884
1901
1910
1951
Buxton Herald 1842-1862
1869-1888
1951
Derby Daily Telegraph 1879-1887
1889-1897
1899-1950
Derby Mercury 1727-1900
Derbyshire Advertiser and Journal 1846-1850
1852-1860
1862-1871
1878
1880-1888
1890-1930
Derbyshire Courier 1837-1895
1898-1922
Derbyshire Times and Chesterfield Herald 1854-1906
1911-1912
1914
1917
1920
1923-1924
1928
1930
1932-1933
1935-1937
1939-1945
1950
Glossop Record 1859-1871
Glossop-Dale Chronicle and North Derbyshire Reporter 1859-1861
1869-1871
Ilkeston Pioneer 1866