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Derbyshire is situated right in the middle of England so there are several counties to which your ancestors might have strayed. This page gives details of the Family History Societies serving those counties and links to other pages which may hold information of interest. In addition, Ann Andrews maintains a site listing Home Pages of DFHS Members. All external pages will open in separate windows.

Please note that the Society is not responsible for the contents of these sites.

The Society is a member of the Federation of Family History Societies and is publishing some of its research material through the pay-per-view Family History Online web site created by the Federation. Vouchers to enable use of this site are available from the Society - details on The Booksales Pricelist.

Family History Societies associated with Counties.

Listed below are the counties that surround Derbyshire and the Family History Societies for the areas of those counties which border on Derbyshire. An index to all these societies (and all the other English societies) is maintained by Genuki. Experienced surfers will know that web page addresses sometimes change - and to duplicate the Genuki work would be wasteful. So, the easiest way to access the page you require is to click along to Genuki and Family History and Genealogy Societies in England.

Cheshire FHS of Cheshire
North Cheshire FHS
South Cheshire FHS
Lancashire Lancashire FH & HS
Lancashire Parish Register Society
Manchester & Lancs FHS |
Yorkshire Yorkshire Archaeological Society (F & PS Section)
Barnsley FHS
Huddersfield & District FHS
Sheffield & District FHS
Nottinghamshire Nottinghamshire FHS
Leicestershire Leicestershire & Rutland FHS
Staffordshire Birmingham & Midland SGH

Family History Events.

Details of Fairs, Open Days and other events relating to family history can be found at The Genuki Calendar of GENealogical EVents and Activities.

General Sites.

A site which provides guidance on WHERE to find information on your ancestors in England and Wales is

"Non-County" Family History Societies.

There are societies which relate to groups other than counties. Links to these societies as a whole can be found at the Family History & Genealogy Societies Index.

Other Useful Sites relating to Derbyshire.

First and foremost the Genuki page for Derbyshire.

Hugh Winters hosts the Derbyshire Surnames Interest List.

You may also like to visit The City of Derby World Wide Web Site, the gateway for everything to do with Derby and Derbyshire.

The Derby Evening Telegraph runs the Derbyshire On-line.

Derbyshire town based sites are Virtual Glossop and Ashover On The Web.

Andy Savage has created the official photo website for the City of Derby containing lots of Derby photographs and history Derby Photos Logo.

Here is the Bonsall History Society's Bonsall History Project website, that of the Ilkeston and District Local History Societyand that of Heanor & District Local History Society.

Sharpe's Resource Centre is a joint initiative of project partners who formed The Sharpe's Pottery Heritage and Arts Trust Ltd to take a 125 year lease on the site and early 19th century buildings of Sharpe's Pottery in the conservation area of Swadlincote, South Derbyshire, England. A sensitive conversion is planned to develop Sharpe's Resource Centre where people can explore the rich industrial and cultural heritage of the area. The Centre includes The "Magic Attic", which holds thousands of old newspapers, maps, books, etc etc all relating to South Derbyshire.

Glossop Heritage Centre now has its own web site.

You can Discover Derbyshire and The Peak District by clicking here.

Here you will find a selection of poems and ditties in Derbyshire dialect by J R Booker, the Bard of Bozer (Bolsover).

Derbyshire content on the site which may be of interest to DFHS members:

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