Derbyshire Family History Society


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 The Andrews Pages with local genealogy and local history resources.

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The Society is a member of the Federation of Family History Societies and is publishing some of its research material through the Family History Online website created by the Federation.

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 webpage addresses sometimes change - and to duplicate the Genuki work would be wasteful. So, the easiest way to access the page you require is to use GENUKI: Family History and Genealogy Societies: England.

Cheshire FHS of Cheshire
North Cheshire FHS
South Cheshire FHS
Lancashire Lancashire FH & HS
Lancashire Parish Register Society
Manchester & Lancs FHS
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 GENEVA: The GENUKI calendar of GENealogical EVents and (...)

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 GENUKI: Family History & Genealogy Societies

Other Useful Sites relating to Derbyshire

First and foremost the Genuki page for Derbyshire.

Derbyshire Surname Interest List compiled by Hugh Winters.

Wikipedia pages for Derby and Derbyshire.

Derby Telegraph website.

Andy Savage has created  containing lots of Derby photographs and history.

Bonsall History Group -

The Ilkeston and District Local History Society -

Heanor and District Local History Society -

Sharpe's Pottery Museum - is on the site of Sharpe's Pottery, in the conservation area of Swadlincote. Visitors can explore the rich industrial and cultural heritage of the area. The Centre includes The Magic Attic - - an archive containing newspapers, photographs, maps, artefacts and family history information for South Derbyshire and surrounding areas.

Glossop Heritage Trust -

Discover Derbyshire and the Peak District -

J R Booker, the Bard of Bozer - - a selection of poems and ditties in Derbyshire dialect by J R Booker, the Bard of Bozer (Bolsover)

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