Derbyshire Sources

Chapman Code for Derbyshire is DBY

Derbyshire Local Studies Library, Matlock
Civil Registration, Births and Marriages and Deaths from 1837 to 1955

Derbyshire Family History Society Library, Derby
The Secretary, Bridge Chapel House, St Mary's Bridge, Sowter, Derby, DE1 3AT
Births and Marriages from 1837 to 1855.  Deaths from 1837 to 1855
Church Graveyard transcriptions and local directories
Transcripts of some non-conformist registers
Quarterly Journal

Chesterfield and District Family History Society
The Secretary, Overholme Farm, Cutthorpe, Chesterfield, Derbys, S42 7AG
1881 census index for Derbyshire, 1891 census for Derbyshire
IGI for Derbys, Lincs, Notts, Staffs and Yorks.
Quarterly Journal

Registration District records
1837-1855 vol xix; 1852-1946 vol 7b:
Ashbourne, Bakewell, Belper, Chapel-en-le-Frith, Chesterfield, Derby, Glossop (from 1852), Hayfield and Shardlow.
Some Derbyshire parishes can be found in the Registration Districts of Ashby de la Zouch (vol xv or 7b), Basford (vol xv or 7b), Burton upon Trent (vol xvii or 6b) Ecclesall Bierlow (vol xxii or 9c), Mansfield (vol xv or 7b), Rotherham (vol xvii or 6b) and Worksop (vol xv or 7b).

County Records Derbyshire County Records Office, Ernest Bailey Building, New Street, Matlock, Derbyshire, DE4 3AG   (telephone 01629 580000 ext.7347 or search room 01629 585347) Open Mon-Fri 09.30 - 16.45 by appointment
Local Studies Derby Local Studies Library, 25b Irongate, Derby (01332 255393)
Amber Valley Market Place, Derbyshire, DE5 3BT   (01773 841380)
Ashbourne Town Hall, Market Place, Ashbourne, Derbys, DE6 1ES   (01335 300575)
Ashby de la Zouch Closed in 1949 - Registers at Coalville, Loughborough or Market Bosworth 
Bakewell Town Hall, Bakewell, Derbys, DE45 1BU  (01629 812261)
Basford The Woodlands, Highbury Road, Bulwell, Nottingham, NG6 9DA   (0115 927 1294)
Belper Closed in 1994 - Registers at Amber Valley
Burton upon Trent Closed in 1974 - registers at East Staffordshire, Rangemoor House, 22 Rangemoor Street, Burton upon Trent, Staffordshire, DE14 2ED   (01283 538701)
Chapel-en-le-Frith Closed 1974 - registers to High Peak
Chesterfield New Beetwell Street, Chesterfield, Derbys, S40 1QJ   (01246 234754)
Derby 9 Traffic Street, Derby, DE1 2LN   (01332 363609 ext.209)
Ecclesall Bierlow Closed 1935 - registers to Chesterfield or Sheffield
Glossop Closed 1974 - registers to High Peak
Hayfield Closed 1938 - Registers to Chapel-en-le-Frith, noe at High Peak
High Peak Council Offices, Hayfield Road, Chapel-en-le-Frith, Stockport, Cheshire, SK12 6QJ   (01663 750473)
Ilkeston 87 Lord Haddon Road, Ilkeston, Derbys, DE7 8AX   (0115 932 1014)
Mansfield Council Offices, St John's Street, Mansfield, Notts, NG18 1QH   (01623 663564)
Rotherham Bailey House, Rawmarsh Road, Rotherham, South Yorkshire, S60 1TX (01709 382121)
Shardlow Closed 1974 - registers to Derby
Swadlincote Rangemoor House, 22 Rangemoor Street, Burton upon Trent, Staffordshire, DE14 2ED   (01283 538701)
Tamworth Closed 1939 - registers to Cheadle, now split between Swadlincote and Staffordshire Moorlands.  Some records at Lichfield
Uttoxiter Closed 1939 - registers at Ashbourne, Cheadle or Lichfield
Worksop Closed 1939 - Registers at Ashbourne, Cheadle or Lichfield

Census records
Local Studies Library, Matlock (1841-1891 Whole County)
Local Studies Library, Derby  (1841-1891 Whole County)
Belper Public Library 1861-1891
Buxton Public Library 1841-1891
Chesterfield  Public Library 1841-1891
Glossop Public Library 1841-1891
Ilkeston  Public Library 1841-1891
Long Eaton Public Library 1891
Ripley Public Library 1841-1861 and 1881-1891
Swadlincote Public Library 1891
Derbyshire FHS 1851 and 1891 (whole County)
Chesterfield and District FHS 1891

International Genealogical Index (IGI)
Chesterfield Public Library - 1992 edition
Derby Local Studies Library - 1992 edition
Derbyshire FHS (members only) 1988 England, 1992 Derbys, - Postal search service
Matlock Local Studies Library - 1992 edition
Derbyshire Records Office, Matlock - Derbyshire and surrounding area

Society of Genealogists
National Index of parish Registers vol VI part 5  Derbyshire

Non-Conformist Registers
The Joint Records Office, Lichfield - Bishops Transcripts - marriage licenses, marriage allegations and bonds
Local Studies Libraries, Matlock, Chesterfield and Derby - Roman catholic and non-conformist registers (not complete), Quaker Digest of births, marriages and deaths, Chesterfield also has the pre 1837 non-conformist registers on microfilm which are also held at the PRO.

The Derby District Probate Registry was established in 1858 and closed in 1928.  The Nottingham Probate Sub-Registry was also used to prove some Derbyshire wills.  Many of the proved wills can be found in the Derbyshire Record Office (indexed)

The Local Studies Librarys at Matlock, Derby and Chesterfield have a good selection of local newspapers
Derby Mercury - 1732-1933
Derby Postman - 1720-1731
Chesterfield Gazette 1828-1922
Derbyshire Times 1854 to date (local editions)
Eckington, Woodhouse and Staveley Express 1897-1940
Derby Evening Telegraph 1879 to date
Other local libraries may have additional newspaper resources

The Victoria County History series - Debyshire (2 volumes) 1899 covering the county by parishes
A history of Derbyshire, Joy Childs, Phillimore & Co.
The Derbyshire Village Book, Villages of Britain Series, Countryside Books
The King's England, Arthur Mee's Derbyshire, Hodder & Stoughton, republished by The King's England Press


Page Updated 18/3/2001