Leeds Archive Service holds many resources which include business records, documents, family and estate records, manuscripts, maps, newspapers, photographs and political papers. They are located approximately 2.5km from Morley Railway Station.
Whether you wish to trace your family history, study the history of a house, conduct research for a school, college or university assignment, or discover more about your local area, you will find the documents held of use.
The knowledgeable and helpful staff are always on hand to help should you have any questions or require assistance.
If you are unsure of the reference of the document you wish to consult, the staff can send you details of the collections you are interested in.
Collections held by the Office include:
There are a limited number of free car parking spaces available for visitors to the Archive.
Making an appointment is advisable before visiting because some documents are held off-site and the search-room might be unexpectedly closed because of staffing difficulties. You are recommended to tell Leeds Archives which documents you want to access because staff can inform you if you need to book a microfiche reader, computer or table. Documents need to be ordered before you visit.
The building is fully accessible to researchers in wheelchairs.
The search-room can become quite cool when the weather is cold. It is suggested that you might like to bring extra jumpers or cardigans with you when visiting.
Refreshments are not offered for sale at Leeds Archive but your own refreshments can be consumed in the rest area. Public lockers are also provided.
If you are unable to get to Leeds Archives in person, they offer a research service.
Leeds Record Office is a member of the CARN (County Archive Research Network).
For further information regarding other Record Offices in Yorkshire, please visit my pages regarding Barnsley Archives, Bradford Archives, Calderdale Archives, Doncaster Archives, Kirklees Archives, Sheffield City Archives and Wakefield Archives.