Derbyshire Family History Society

HQ and Research Facilities

The Society's Headquarters and Research Facilities

In February 1996 the Society was able to lease the Bridge Chapel House next to the 14th century Bridge Chapel on St Mary's Bridge in Derby. Through the hard work of the Committee and volunteers since then, the Society now has its own Research and Reference Library which is growing all the time.

Here you will find a map of the Location of BCH.Bridge Chapel House

Come and do your research in comfortable working conditions with access to computers, microfiche and film readers. Search the census, parish records and various computer, fiche, film and paper indexes. Snacks and drinks available on site. There is limited parking at the House and other parking nearby.

Thanks to all the people who have volunteered to help run our research centre, we are now able to offer extended opening hours:

  • Tuesdays 10 am to 4 pm
  • Thursdays 10 am to 4 pm
  • Saturdays by appointment only

No booking is necessary (except for Saturday opening), but if you need any advice, contact the librarian, Mrs H Betteridge, at Bridge Chapel House either by email, post or, during opening hours only, on +44 (0)1332 363876.