- British Library: Online Gallery
Two collections which might be of interest to
members are The Notebooks of Samuel Hieronymus Grimm (covering
the period 1773-1794) – this
includes 2,500 drawings Grimm made for Sir Richard Kaye, who eventually
became Dean of Lincoln; and Early Ordnance Survey Maps of Nottinghamshire – including
interactive images of maps for the Newark area, Nottingham and
south west Nottinghamshire and the Trent valley north of Newark.
- Cyndi's List: Nottinghamshire
Links to websites on Nottinghamshire genealogy and history.
- Domesday Book and Nottinghamshire
The website of David Roffe,
a respected scholar whose research interests include the Danelaw,
landscape history, church history, and insanity in the Middle Ages,
includes papers on pre-Conquest Nottingham
and a major article on the Nottinghamshire Domesday.
- Historical Directories Project
Leicester University has created a digital library of 18th, 19th and early
20th century local and
trade directories from England and Wales. Directories of counties
and towns are among the most important sources for local and genealogical
studies. Nottinghamshire trade directories online include
White’s county directories for 1832 and 1885-86, and Wright’s
directory of Nottingham, 1905.
Local Studies Library
Excellent resource for research on all aspects of Nottingham and
- Nottingham University:
Manuscripts & Special Collections
"The University Library has been actively collecting manuscript
and archive material for over seventy years and there are now over
3 million records in over 600 archive and manuscript collections.
The holdings include the papers of leading Nottinghamshire families
and their estates, the records of local businesses and organisations,
including those the Archdeaconry of Nottinghamshire, the personal
papers of political, diplomatic, literary, scientific and academic
figures, as well as some of the historical records of the University
and its predecessor. University College Nottingham."
1891 Census Project (FreeCEN)
FreeCEN's aim is to provide a free-to-view on-line
searchable database of the census returns for the whole
country. This page shows progress for Nottinghamshire.
"Nottinghamshire Archives houses historical archives for
the county of Nottinghamshire, the city of Nottingham, the diocese
of Southwell and other local bodies, families and individuals."
- Nottinghamshire Heritage Gateway
The Nottinghamshire Heritage Gateway is designed
to provide a guide to the heritage resources of the county, and
a history of Nottinghamshire featuring the latest research.
- Nottinghamshire Notes
Janet Rodgers' richly illustrated website describes
visits to places of historic interest in Nottinghamshire and the
surrounding counties; there is also information on Janet's recent
- Old Nottinghamshire: Local and Family History
Heather Faulkes website provides information
on the history of the Ashfield district, a database of Nottinghamshire
parish churches, transcriptions of Mansfield gravestones etc.
- Picture the Past
“Use the Picture the Past website to view thousands of historic
images from public libraries and museums in Derby, Derbyshire,
Nottingham and Nottinghamshire. Order top-quality copies of your
favourite images online.”
of Genealogists. Family History Library and Education Centre:
Nottinghamshire Parish Registers
List of Nottinghamshire parish registers and the years covered.
DAC Church History Project
The project aims to build a database of historical knowledge on
all of the churches of Southwell Diocese.
- Victoria County History of Nottinghamshire
Two volumes of the VCH for Nottinghamshire were published in the first decade of the 20th century and at long last work has restarted on producing the topographical volumes. This micro-site of the VCH project includes drafts of parish histories currently being researched.
- Visions of Britain
The website has been created by the Great British
Historical Geographical Information System Project (based at Portsmouth
University) and brings together the Census and other information
sources to form a clear
Britain over the last 200 years.
- Welchman Picture Archive
Bassetlaw Museum was awarded £78,000 from
the Heritage Lottery Fund to digitise 20,000 photographs taken
by the Welchman family from Retford. Photographs
taken between 1900 and 1960 are now available to browse online on the Bassetlaw