Nottinghamshire Archives

Welcome to our archive catalogue. We are the record office for the county of Nottinghamshire, the city of Nottingham, and the diocese of Southwell and Nottingham. Our archives date back to the 12th century and cover over 800 years of the county’s history.

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We hold over 4 million archives, so there is something for everyone. To start your search please use the Find a record field above.

We are adding new catalogues each week. If you don’t find what you are looking for, please contact us via our website:

If you are looking for parish registers, the majority of our holdings are available via Ancestry. Access is free in 60 Inspire libraries across the county and at Nottinghamshire Archives.

If you are looking for photographs, please see the 25,000 images on the Inspire Picture Archive, and maybe donate one of your own.

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