Leicestershire, Leicester and Rutland Record Office

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Contact Information[edit | edit source]

Record Office video tour

E-mail: recordoffice@leics.gov.uk

Long Street
Wigston Magna, Leicester, LE18 2AH

Telephone:  0116 257 1080

Hours and holidays:

  • Mon., Tues., Thurs. 9:15 AM to 5:00 PM
  • Wed. 9:15 AM to 7:30 PM
  • Sat. 9:15 AM to 12:15 PM

Directions, maps, and public transportation: accessible by car and bus

Internet sites and databases:

Collection Description[edit | edit source]

  • Leicestershire and Rutland parish registers
  • Leicestershire and Rutland census records
  • Ancestry.co.uk and findmypast subscriptions
  • Leicestershire wills
  • Leicestershire and Rutland monumental inscriptions
  • Leicestershire and Rutland family and local histories
  • Leicestershire and Rutland newspapers
  • Leicestershire and Rutland maps
  • Leicestershire and Rutland quarter sessions, petty sessions
  • Leicestershire and Rutland poor law records

Tips[edit | edit source]

  • CARN card is required for admission (County Archive Research Network). If you do not have a CARN card, bring an official document which proves your identity and address (driving licence for example) and we will issue you a reader's ticket
  • Pre-book a microfilm or microfiche reader
  • There are no entrance fees
  • Laptops are permitted
  • Digital cameras are permitted
  • Free lockers are available
  • Research services are available for a fee
  • Photocopiers, computer printers, and film and fiche printers are available for a fee[1]

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Sources[edit | edit source]

  1. 'Record Office Leaflet,' Leicestershire, Leicester, and Rutland Record Office, 2013, http://www.leics.gov.uk/record_office_leaflet_2013.pdf, accessed 21 August 2013.