Spring Bank Holiday
Posted by Peter Lester at 16/05/2013 15:00:45
Nottinghamshire Archives will be closed on:
Please note we are no longer open on Mondays.
Our usual opening hours are available on our Visiting Archives page.
Explore more at Archives in our summer events programme
Posted by Peter Lester at 03/05/2013 16:42:16
Looking for something to do? Interested in local history and heritage? Want to know more about tracing your family history?
Then why not come along to one of Archives' events taking place this summer.
Our popular Wednesday Workshops focus on different records available at the Archives and which are really useful to family and local historians. This season we'll be looking at:
- Landed families and estates (15 May)
- Records of royalty (19 June)
- Apprenticeship (17 July)
- Hospitals and asylums (21 August)
Our Archive Skills Workshops give advice and hints and tips on how to use archives. In July and August we'll be looking at how to read old English and Latin handwriting in parish registers, and working out old-fashioned dates.
On 9 July Howard Heeley of Newark Air Museum will be speaking on RAF Ancestral Research and will illustrate the ancestral research principles involved in tracing wartime RAF service careers.
For details on times and prices, and how to book, please visit our events page.
Search your ancestry online
Posted by Alexa Rees at 15/01/2013 10:44:37
Did you know that the following databases are all available on the Ancestry website?
* London parish registers, 1538 - 1980
* West Yorkshire parish registers, 1512 - 1985
* Warwickshire parish registers, 1535 - 1910
* Lancashire parish registers, 1538 - 1986
* Dorset parish registers, 1538 - 2001
* Liverpool parish registers, 1659 - 1974 (including Catholic and Quaker)
* London Poor Law records, 1430 - 1973
* Warwickshire Occupational and Quarter Sessions records, 1662 - 1866
* Nottingham Date Book, 1884
* North Nottinghamshire Register of Voters, 1885
* Annals of Nottinghamshire Vols 1-4 by Thomas Bailey, 1853
You can explore records on Ancestry for free at Nottinghamshire Archives and any county library. Find out more about visiting archives.
Nottinghamshire Archives Research Service can search Ancestry on your behalf. Find out more about our research service.
Having trouble researching your family?
Posted by Archives at 17/08/2012 10:32:25
Have you hit a brick wall with your family history or other research? Don't know which way to turn? Nottinghamshire Archives' Research Service may be able to help.
Searches can be carried out for family, local and house history for a fee in most sources held at the Archives, including parish registers, census returns, wills and other records.
Even if your family was not Nottinghamshire based, we are able to undertake internet research for family history nationally. We have access to a wide variety of resources available on the Ancestry web site including census returns, London parish registers and the vastly improved General Register Office Indexes.
Find out more on our Research Service page.
Do you own any collections of archives?
Posted by Archives at 14/08/2012 12:16:25
Did you know that Nottinghamshire Archives provides a range of services to any owners of archives? Whether you are a private individual with a collection of family papers or the representative of a large organisation or business with an extensive accumulation of records, we may be able to help.
Services offered include:
· On site surveys of collections
· Advice on preservation and storage
and if deposited or donated to Nottinghamshire Archives:
· Storage in secure and environmentally controlled strong rooms, built to British Standards (PD 5454) and approved by The National Archives
· Conservation of fragile and damaged documents
· A catalogue of the collection which will be made available to the public on the internet
· Facilities for supervised public access, although some archives can be closed for reasons of confidentiality
· Special events for owners of archives
· Assistance with exhibitions and displays.
Find out more on our Services for Owners of Archives page.
New Collections available
Posted by Archives at 10/08/2012 08:28:57
New catalogues are now available on Nottinghamshire Archives’ online catalogue at http://nawcat.nottinghamshire.gov.uk. These include:
- Financial ledger of R Cripps and Co Ltd of Nottingham, bicycle manufacturer, 1909 - 1933 (DD/2679)
- Employee papers for John Player and Sons Ltd, 1970s - 1981 (DD/2680)
- Accounts of Charles A Brunning, seedsman of Newark, 1899 - 1909; and John Harvey, 1878 - 1903 (DD/2685)
Prisons and Houses of Correction in the Midlands printed booklet, 1769 (DD/2690)
- Records of the Friends of Nottingham Museums, 1976 - 2000 (restricted access) (DD/2692)
- Ledger for the Boulevard Cinema in Hyson Green, 1949 - 1961 (DD/2694)
- Records of the John Henry Blake's Charity, Mansfield, 1909, 2009 (DD/2695)
- Lace sample books of Thomas Adams Ltd of Nottingham, late 19th - early 20th centuries (DP/100/1-2)
Nottingham Scattered Homes children's creed and history register, 1941 - 1949 (restricted access) (CA/SS/3/5)
- Nottinghamshire County Council adoption application registers, 1930 - 1986 (restricted access) (CC/SS/16/1-3)
- Property book and terrier for Everton parish council, 1905 - 1992 (PAC/107/9)
King's Mill Hospital Education Base school admission registers, 1999 - 2010 (restricted access) (S/A163/14/16-19)
Bassetlaw Hospital Education Base school admission registers, 1996 - 2010 (restricted access) (S/A196/19/10-14)
Full lists of collections recently catalogued by Nottinghamshire Archives are available on our New Accessions page.