Useful Links

The Record Office for Leicestershire, Leicester and Rutland : information about visiting us, copying and research services, exhibitions, projects, items for sale and much more.

Leicestershire County Council: home page for Leicestershire County Council

Leicestershire Libraries online catalogue : includes many Record Office library books published since 2006 and older publications which have been newly catalogued since 2009.

Access to Archives : catalogues describing archives held locally in England and Wales, including many from the Record Office (mainly family/estate, business, hospital, military, court, coroners and prison records). It includes some lists, especially those of business records, which have yet to be added to our own online catalogue.

East Midlands Oral History Archive : details of recordings which can be heard at the Record Office.

Image Leicestershire : the Image Library of Leicestershire County Council includes a growing number of images from Record Office collections which are available to view and buy.

Railway Archive : The Last Main Line : including the Record Office’s Newton photograph collection, recording the construction of the Great Central Railway.

National Register of Archives : database of the location of British historical records, including those relating to Leicestershire, Leicester and Rutland held both at the Record Office and elsewhere.

Manorial Documents Register : identifies the nature and location of manorial records in England and Wales.

The National Archives : the official archive of over 11 million historical government and public records for England and Wales.

Media Archive for Central England : film, tape and digital material, including most of the Record Office’s film collection which has been transferred.

University of Leicester Library Special Collections : includes some local archives, such as the newspaper library collection of the Leicester Mercury; also My Leicestershire History, an electronic collection of local books, photographs, trade directories etc and Manufacturing Pasts, a collection of digital resources (many from the Record Office) documenting industrial change in 20th century Leicester.

Leicestershire Villages : an online community resource, including local history pages with information from the Record Office.

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