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Latest News from the Record Office

Find out what's going on at the Record Office for Leicestershire, Leicester & Rutland.

New Record Office charges effective from Monday 5th October 2015

In view of rising costs we are making some price increases. As usual most charges are remaining the same and we have delayed introducing these for as long as possible. There will be no further increases for at least 18 months.
Minimum charge increasing from £5 to £6
Overseas minimum charge £12
Digital copy per scan from £2.50 to £4
Photography permit from £5 to £7.50 per day
Photography permit from £20 to £25 per week
Short search half-hour from £10 to £15
Short search 1 hour from £20 to £25
Advice session half-hour from £10 to £15
Advice session 1 hour from £20 to £25
All other charges will remain the same.Thank you for your support and co-operation.

Forthcoming Events

The Record Office has a number of exciting events planned this year to stir your senses, provoke your passions and tickle your taste buds. You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, you’ll eat cake and drink rum.

Hohenzollern Redoubt Commemoration & Launch of Leicestershire Regiment War Diary CDs

Tuesday 6th October 7-9 pm
It is a century since the calamitous assault on the Hohenzollern Redoubt, which cost so many lives amongst Leicester and Leicestershire’s young Territorials. This will be a chance to hear about the battle of Loos and to commemorate their sacrifice. We shall also be launching our CDs of archive material relating to the Leicestershire Regiment’s 1st and 2nd Battalions at a special introductory price. A must-have for everyone interested in the Tigers during the Great War.
£5* and booking advised - please telephone 0116 257 1080 or email to book your place..

1915 Remembered

Tuesday 10th November 7-9pm
An evening of remembrance with a focus on the events of 1915. Staff at the Record Office will bring the archives of the war to life with readings, music and images. Light refreshments will be served.
£5* and booking advised - please telephone 0116 257 1080 or email to book your place..

Christmas in the Trenches

Wednesday 9th December 7-9pm
Our now traditional commemoration of the 1914 Christmas truce with carols, readings, refreshments and a rum ration to get you into the right spirit. Part of this event takes place outside in the Record Office trench – please dress for the weather.
£5* and booking advised - please telephone 0116 257 1080 or email to book your place..

*All three events can be booked for £12.

CD Index No. 4 now available

Leicestershire Criminal, Prison & Bastardy Records

Prisoner Photographs

Indexes to County Quarter Sessions calendars of prisoners and criminal cases, 1770-1901 and bastardy cases, 1681-1874 plus Indexes to County & Leicester Borough Prison records, c1866-1932
Containing over 45,000 entries from surviving records held in the Record Office
Price: (CD no 4 and CDs 1-3 below) £15 each or by post (UK £17 for 1 CD, £33 for 2 CDs, for 3 or more CDs or international postage - please enquire) cheques payable to "Leicestershire County Council".

Other CD Indexes available at the Record Office

CD No 1  

Leicestershire, Leicester & Rutland Indexes to Nonconformist Baptisms 1706-c.1921 and Burials 1663-1978
Containing over 100,000 entries from 435 original registers held on deposit or on microfilm/microfiche
For indexes of the coverage of place names and dates, please click on the files below:
Baptism Index    Burial Index

CD No 2

Leicester Poor Law Union Indexes to Admission and Discharge Records 1875-1921
Containing over 127,000 entries from original registers held in the Record Office for:
Leicester Workhouse 1875-1905
Receiving Home 1906-1921 (children born before 1911)
Countesthorpe Cottage Homes 1884-1911

CD No 3

Leicestershire Workhouses Indexes to Admission and Discharge Records 1836-1912
Containing over 56,000 entries from surviving registers held in the Record Office for the following Poor Law Unions:
Ashby-de-la-Zouch 1836-1912*
Barrow-upon-Soar 1884-1912
Blaby 1911-1912
Hinckley 1901-1912
Lutterworth [report books] 1855-1912*
Market Harborough 1903-1912
*A few gaps in years. Please click here for a list of registers indexed on the CD.

Explore Your Archive

Explore Your Archive is a national campaign aimed at all archive services throughout the UK and Ireland. The key message is to raise public awareness of the essential role and value of archives to society as a whole and to demonstrate the impact they can have on  individual lives
For further details please click on the following link: Explore Your Archive

Page Last Updated: 14 September 2015