Does the catalogue give details of all the archive collections you hold?

Yes. There should be at least a fonds-level entry for every collection we hold, although in some cases (e.g. unlisted collections) descriptions may be very thin.

How do I view the original documents? Are they available online?

Most of the documents described in the catalogue are not available on any websites. You can visit us to see the originals, or order copies.

Can I see the same lists anywhere else?

Yes. We still keep paper versions of the larger lists on our searchroom shelves, and some can be viewed on the Discovery catalogue of The National Archives.

There is too much here! All I really want is a list of parish registers.

We are working on indexing this catalogue so that it provides information about parish registers in a way that is just as convenient as a separate booklet. This will have the added advantage of being kept constantly up-to-date. In the meantime, you can still use the separate guide to registers on the Derbyshire County Council Website at the bottom of the "Our Records" page.

There is not enough here! All I really want is to know what maps you have got.

We are working on making this catalogue comprehensive, so that it refers to all the documents mentioned in our searchroom finding aids. In the meantime, if you are looking for information about maps, or any other record type, try using the Derbyshire Record Office guide on the Derbyshire County Council Website

What about Local Studies holdings?

Many of the books held by the Derbyshire Local Studies Library are noted on the Derbyshire Libraries catalogue found on the Derbyshire County Council Website. Other types of material, such as maps, ephemera and newspaper cuttings will be added to the archives/local studies catalogue gradually. Most of our photographs can be found on Picture The Past.

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