Derbyshire Family History Society

This section lists county associations of Derbyshire, providing details about each one and what resources and publications they offer.

Chesterfield and District Family History Society

Chesterfield and District Family History Society was formed in 1989. It covers the area of North East Derbyshire formerly known as the Scarsdale Hundred. 

The association 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.

This will lead you to having a greater understanding of them and their lives, rather than just having the basic facts and figures.

Information about Chesterfield and District Family History Society


Dena Fanshawe
64 Birkin Lane
Temple Normanton
S42 5DA


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:

  • August, and its importance to the Family Historian
  • Canal Ancestors
  • History of the Canal Network
  • Researching your own Theatrical Ancestors
  • What is a First Cousin, Twice Removed?

Society Publications

Some publications are sold by the Society, which include:

  • Census Indexes
  • Derbyshire Times Extracts - Deaths and Marriages
  • Parish Register Transcriptions


Derbyshire Family History Society

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.

Information about Derbyshire Family History Society


Derbyshire FHS
Bridge Chapel House
St Mary's Bridge
Sowter Road


To contact them, please use the Contact Form on their website.

Society Databases

Many databases and indexes are accessible on their site, which include:

  • Baptism Records
  • Burial Records
  • Cemetery Records

A transcript of Carsington Parish Registers, transcribed by Brian Greatorex, is accessible on their site, which includes:

  • Baptisms
  • Banns
  • Marriages
  • Burials
  • Churchwardens - Etceteras Memorandum 1696/1697
  • Churchwardens' Accounts 1846-1919

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.

Research Service

For payment of a fee, the Society is willing to conduct research on your behalf.

Society Publications

Many publications are available for sale, which include:

  • Burdett's Map of Derbyshire
  • Census Indexes
  • Derby Infirmary and A&E Register 1891-1895
  • Derby Railway Servants Orphanage Admission and Discharge Registers 1875-1900
  • Derbyshire County Asylum Admission and Discharge Registers 1851-1855, 1856-1857
  • Derbyshire Names in Miscellaneous Lists
  • Derbyshire Nonconformity - A Gazetteer
  • Directories
  • Eckington Court Rolls 1506-1589, 1633-1694, 1694-1804
  • Godfrey Reproduction Ordnance Survey Maps
  • Local History Books
  • Marriage Index 1813-1837
  • Memorial Inscriptions
  • Muster Roll - Scarsdale Hundred 1638
  • Parish Register Transcriptions
  • Tibshelf Overseers Papers

Members' Interests

A list of surnames currently being researched by members is also accessible.


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