This section lists county associations from Derbyshire to Devon providing details about each one and what resources and publications they offer.
Chesterfield and District FHS:
64 Birkin Lane
The Society was formed in 1989. It covers the area of North East Derbyshire formerly known as the Scarsdale Hundred. The Society can help you to research your ancestry by helping you to really learn about your ancestors and their lives so you can embark on a magical journey of discovery, which will lead you to having a greater understanding of them and their lives, rather than just having the basic facts and figures.
A list of parish churches and places of worship in the area is accessible on their site. This contains photographs of the individual churches, and some nonconformist chapels.
Some articles you may find of interest are also available, which include:
Some publications are sold by the Society, which include:
Bridge Chapel House
St Mary's Bridge
To contact them, please use the Contact Form on their website.
Derbyshire Family History Society has been running for over 25 years and aims to bring together those people who are researching their genealogy in the county, whether you are just starting out or are a more experienced researcher.
Many databases are accessible on their site, which include:
A transcript of Carsington Parish Registers, transcribed by Brian Greatorex, is accessible on their site, which includes:
Although transcripts are a great help to the researcher, because they save you going through pages of entries in the registers, you are advised not to rely solely on the information provided in the transcripts, but to consult the original records where possible.
Some databases, such as Will Records, are accessible to members only.
For payment of a fee, the Society is willing to conduct research on your behalf.
Many publications are available for sale, which include:
A list of surnames currently being researched by members is also accessible.
PO Box 9
The association was formed in 1976. It is one of the largest groups in the UK and is a member of SWAG (the South West Area Group of FHSs) which is a regional group that includes 12 societies. It currently has over 5000 members.
Their main aims are to encourage the transcription of records relating to the county of Devon and to further the study of genealogy.
The group has transcribed many indexes, which include the 1861 census, baptisms, marriages and burials which may be searched by the association on your behalf on receipt of a small fee.
Many publications are sold by the Society, which incorporate:
On payment of a fee, the Society is prepared to search in their Research Centre called Tree House on your behalf.