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 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.
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:
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 and indexes 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.