Family History Research

Family and Local History Research

Researching the history of one’s family and the area where they lived is a popluar pastime which can grow to become an all consuming passion. There are a wealth of resources available to assist you with your research.

Nottinghamshire Roots

Do your ancestral roots lie in Nottinghamshire? Researching your ancestry can be fascinating and fulfilling. If your personal family heritage includes Nottinghamshire ancestry then why not access some of the county’s fantastic resources to help plan your family tree research and start your own special ancestral journey of discovery.

Nottinghamshire County Libraries Local Studies

All public libraries in Nottinghamshire have collections of books about the history of their local area. Large libraries also provide back-runs of local newspapers, parish registers, census returns and all materials to help you begin your local and family history research.

Visit Nottinghamshire libraries for opening times and facilities available at each library

Special heritage collections are available at the following Nottinghamshire libraries:

Eastwood Library – D.H. Lawrence Collection
Hucknall Library – Byron and Eric Coates Collections
Retford Library – Pilgrim Fathers’ material
Mansfield Library – A.S. Buxton manuscripts and books, noted local authors Robert Dodsley and Joseph Whitaker
Stapleford – Arthur Mee Collection
Newark Library – Books focusing on Nottinghamshire in the English Civil Wars
Worksop Library – Books about the Dukeries and Sherwood Forest areas of Nottinghamshire

See the community history website Our Nottinghamshire for further information.