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English Record Offices and Archives on the Web

Arranged Alphabetically by County

Current as of November 30, 2005

Signing the Register by Edmund Blair Leighton
Signing the Register by Edmund Blair Leighton.


County Index:


General Information:

If you know of a county-level archive web page which is not listed here, please send its URL to markhow@oz.net. As archive websites like to move around on servers, please report any broken links to markhow@oz.net.

See also Welsh Record Offices and Archives on the Web and Scottish Record Offices and Archives on the Web.

Visitors to Record Offices would do well to read the Federation of Family History Societies' online brochure You and Your Record Office.

For a general introduction to record offices and archives, visit the following links from the Historical Manuscripts Commission's Archives in Focus:

Many country record offices utilize the County Archive Research Network (CARN) to register their visitors. Registering with CARN allows the visitor simplified access to a multitude of record offices.

For more information on repositories in England, see ARCHON's Repositories in England and Archivesinfo - UK Archival Repositories on the Internet.

For information on libraries with genealogical materials in England, see Familia's Library Index for England and for London.


Useful books on Record Offices:

Basic Facts About Using Record Offices
from Amazon.co.uk in the United Kingdom.

London Local Archives: A Directory
from Amazon.co.uk in the United Kingdom.

New to Kew?
from Amazon.co.uk in the United Kingdom or from Amazon.com in the United States.

Never Been Here Before?
from Amazon.co.uk in the United Kingdom or from Amazon.com in the United States.

The Family Records Centre
from Amazon.co.uk in the United Kingdom or from Amazon.com in the United States.

Record Offices - How to Find Them
from Amazon.co.uk in the United Kingdom or from Amazon.com in the United States.

Tracing Your Ancestors in the Public Record Office
from Amazon.co.uk in the United Kingdom or from Amazon.com in the United States.

Using Record Offices
from Amazon.co.uk in the United Kingdom or from Amazon.com in the United States.


The National Archives (formerly the Public Record Office)


Bedfordshire


Berkshire


Buckinghamshire


Cambridgeshire


Cheshire


Cornwall


Cumberland