For those who are interested in finding out about the past, discovering how people lived or tracing their family history, your library can provide resource materials on:
- Your local community.
- Local newspapers and magazines - dating back to the 19th century.
- Historical maps, OS maps, railway and canal plans, street plans and shopping centre layouts.
- Genealogy collections by using the Ancestry Library Edition online resource available from any public computers.
- Trade directories, parish registers, electoral registers and old telephone directories.
- Census returns.
Tracing your Family History
Focus on Family History gives information on books, websites, organisations and activities to help you find out how to research your family history
How to trace your family history (Word doc) - A guide created by the Record Office which contains links to useful websites.
Online access to Ancestry Library Edition to access wide range of genealogy collections from the UK, USA and other international territories.
LeicestershireVillages.com has local village information and available Church and Burial Records
Larger libraries have early town and trade directories, census returns, parish registers, and old telephone directories which will all help you trace your family history.
The International Genealogical Index can be used in person, or by the staff at the Leicestershire Record Office to trace your family name, or visit the Leicester librray to trace your ancestors at the touch of a button on the Family search database.
|IGI||International Genealogical Index of births/baptisms and marriages worldwide dating from 1538 to 1875|
|Leicestershire Villages||Local village information and available Church and Burial Records|
|CALM||The Record Office Catalogue|
For more detailed research into local history contact the Record Office.
Page Last Updated: 20 January 2012