|Derby and Derbyshire
and the Peak District
Chellaston Residents’ Association is a non-profit organisation
dedicated to ensuring that the interests of residents are represented
at all levels. We are in daily contact with local authorities, MPs,
police and decision makers.
A great photographic guide to Derby and Derbyshire by Andy Savage.
Derbyshire heritage is an ongoing project to collate information
about many of the places of special interest in Derbyshire and the
Derbyshire Historic Buildings Trust
The aim of the Derbyshire Historic Buildings Trust is to identify
neglected or abandoned historic buildings in or around the county
in danger of decay or demolition, and to work for their preservation
and modernisation without damage to their essential character.
Picture the Past
Picture the Past aims to conserve and make publicly accessible the
photographic heritage of the North East Midlands, thus enabling
people to see the richness and diversity of the area's photographic
collections. Downloadable images for personal use, also quality
prints can be ordered online.
The Derby Telegraph’s online nostalgia site. Updated daily,
a site packed full of fascinating articles about our county’s
heritage and the people who have made it so great.
Local and Family History and Archaeology
Derbyshire Archaeological Society
Derbyshire Archaeological Society was founded in 1878. This site
provides lots of helpful and fascinating information on the Archaeological
History of Derbyshire.
Free Family History, Family Tree, and Genealogy records and resources
from around the World.
FreeBMD is an ongoing project, the aim of which is to transcribe
the Civil Registration index of births, marriages and deaths for
England and Wales, and to provide free Internet access to the transcribed
The aim of GENUKI (Genealogy of the UK and Ireland) is to serve
as a "virtual reference library" of genealogical information
that is of particular relevance to the UK & Ireland. It is a
free service, provided by an ever-growing group of volunteers in
co-operation with the Federation of Family History Societies and
a number of its member societies.
Historical Directories is a digital library of local and trade directories
for England and Wales, from 1750 to 1919. It contains high quality
reproductions of comparatively rare books, essential tools for research
into local and genealogical history.
Institute of Name-Studies
The Institute for Name-Studies is the home of research into place-names
and personal names at the University of Nottingham.
For those of you interested in Family History, this site is a must.
Provides information, for a fee, on the census, Military records,
BMD (Birth, Marriage, Deaths), migration records and much more.
Find My Past
This site has census information (1841 - 1911), BMD, migration and
military records and much more. A fee is required to view the records.
The National Archives is the UK government's official archive, containing
over 1,000 years of history. We give detailed guidance to government
departments and the public sector on information management and
advise others about the care of historical archives.
A free 1:10560 scale Historical Mapping for the whole of the UK.
Navigate directly to your chosen area using comprehensive County
and Town gazetteers. You can also purchase personalised map gifts
from this site.
Archaeology Data Services
The Archaeological Data Service (ADS) provides access to a variety
of information regarding archaeology.
The information on PastScape is derived from the National Monuments
Record (NMR) database which holds records on the architectural and
archaeological heritage of England. The National Monuments Record
is the public archive of English Heritage
Portable Antiquities Scheme
The Portable Antiquities Scheme is a voluntary scheme to record
archaeological objects found by members of the public in England
and Wales. Every year many thousands of objects are discovered,
many of these by metal-detector users, but also by people whilst
out walking, gardening or going about their daily work. Such discoveries
offer an important source for understanding our past.