Nottinghamshire Family History Society

Nottinghamshire Family History Society was originally established as the Genealogical Society of the East Midlands. 

Its aim is to encourage and unite all those interested in genealogical research, specifically for the county of Nottinghamshire.

Contact Information


Mr Stuart Mason
26 Acorn Bank
West Bridgford


Society Indexes

Genealogical records are indexed and preserved by the association, and also copied and published.  These include surname indexes to Nottinghamshire Census Returns and Marriages 1813-1837.

Society Research Room

The Society has a Research Room situated in the historic National Justice Museum, High Pavement, Nottingham, NG1 1HN.

Whilst the Research Room is freely accessible to society members, they do charge a fee to non-members.

Research Room Resources

Many books and other materials are available in the Society's Research Room, which includes:

  • Back Issues of Your Family Tree and Family Tree Magazines
  • Back Issues of the Society's Journal
  • Baptism and Burial Register Transcriptions
  • Birth Briefs - Data Submitted by Members
  • Census Indexes
  • International Genealogical Index (IGI)
  • Local History Books
  • Maps
  • Marriage Index
  • Memorial Inscription Databases
  • Militaria Records
  • Pedigrees - Data Submitted by Members

Some records also relate to Derbyshire, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire and Yorkshire.

Society Projects

The Society is currently indexing records of the after care that people leaving a Borstal institution received.  These records are held by the Archives of the National Justice Museum in Nottingham, and begin in 1909.

Information included in these records include name, age, sentence, home address and trade.  Some photographs of individuals are included in the records.

Nottinghamshire parish registers are being transcribed by the Society, with 1,027,000 baptism records and 674,000 burial records currently indexed.  346,000 marriages have also been indexed by the Society.  They are also transcribing nonconformist registers.

Society Publications

Many publications and other items are sold by the Society, which include:

  • Baptism, Marriage and Burial Indexes on CDs or on Flash Drives
  • Census Indexes on CDs or on Flash Drives
  • Memorial Inscriptions

Society Research Service

For payment of a fee, the Society is prepared to search through their baptism, marriage and burial indexes for mention of a specific person.  They are unable to search the database if you only give them a single surname.  You are advised to ensure the parish you are interested in is available for the years you require before ordering.

Members' Interests

A list of surnames currently being researched by members is accessible on their site.