Leicestershire Family History Society

Leicestershire and Rutland Family History Society was founded on 20 September 1974 and has almost 2000 members.  It offers a wide range of activities and services which can help people researching their genealogy.

Contact Information

Address:

Mrs Joan Rowbottom
c/o LARFHS
37 Cyril Street
Leicester
Leicestershire
LE3 2FF

(Research Centre):

Unit 4B
Pilot House
King Street
Leicester
LE1 6RN

E-Mail:

secretary@lrfhs.org.uk


Society Research Centre

The Society's Research Centre is located at Unit 4B, Pilot House, King Street, Leicester, LE1 6RN.


Society Resources

Resources available at the Centre include:

  • 1710 Poll Book for Rutland
  • 1712 Land Tax Assessments
  • Catholic Church Registers
  • CD-ROMs
  • Cemetery Records
  • Census Indexes
  • Directories
  • Domesday Book - Leicestershire
  • Electoral Roll (1991)
  • GRO Index of Births and Marriages 1837-2002
  • International Genealogical Index (IGI)
  • Leicester City Parish Records
  • Leicestershire Parish records
  • Leicestershire Strays
  • Local History Books
  • Maps
  • Memorial Inscriptions
  • National Probate (Wills) Index
  • Reference Books
  • Rutland Parish Records
  • Scotland Parish Registers
  • School Records
  • Wills Indexes

Society Research Centre Facilities

12 computers are accessible, where you are able to access FamilySearch and the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.  You are also able to bring your own laptop if you wish.


Research Centre Booking

You can book a microfiche reader in advance of your visit.  


Society Research Service

If you cannot get to their Research Centre, the Society offers a research service, which is free to members.  If you are not a member of the Society, they ask that you make a donation.


Society Publications

Many publications are sold by the Society, which include:

  • Baptism Indexes
  • Burial Indexes
  • Marriage Indexes
  • Military Indexes: Absent Voters List 1918/1919
  • Parish Register Transcripts
  • Wills Indexes

Website:
http://www.lrfhs.org.uk



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