Links to relevant websites
Nottinghamshire local history
- Our Nottinghamshire
Our Nottinghamshire is a 'community history website' and encourages contributions (whether full articles or comments) on the subject of Nottinghamshire and its history from any individual or community or local history group.
Local History Association
News and activities, contents of the latest "Nottinghamshire
Historian" journal, and contact details for county local history
The Society is engaged in fighting for conservation
and good planning in Nottingham, safeguarding listed buildings from
demolition or neglect, celebrating well-designed new buildings and
renovations, organising a regular and comprehensive series of guided
walks in and around historic Nottingham, publishing a range of books,
pamphlets and maps related to Nottingham.
and Special Collections, University of Nottingham
Major archive collection; also holds the East Midlands Collection.
Holds numerous different collections
of archives derived from a wide variety of sources, both official
Local Studies Library and Nottinghamshire
The places to start your historical research!
Family History Society
"The Notts FHS exists
to bring together all who are interested in family history research,
to help in the preservation and indexing of local genealogical
records, and in the copying and publishing of such records."
A comprehensive collection of resources
for genealogical research. Contains an invaluable gazeteer of Nottinghamshire
towns and villages drawn from White's 1853 Directory for the county.
- Newark Civic Society
"Newark Civic Trust is a society for people who
share an interest in environmental matters, with a specific
concern for the built environment of Newark and its surrounding
villages." The Trust has designed a series of attractive
and informative town trails which can be downloaded from the site.
Cornelius Brown's History of Nottinghamshire and many
other online materials for the Nottinghamshire local historian and
DAC Church History Project
The project aims to build a
database of historical knowledge on all of the churches of Southwell
Times/Lenton Local History Society
Material on the history
of this Nottingham suburb.
of Nottinghamshire Folk Plays and Related Customs
is a database of over 500 records on folk plays and Plough Monday
customs from Notts. and adjacent counties. Most records have abstracts,
and some sources are quoted in full. There are indexes to
places, plus an author listing.
The website contains a sizable historic archive.
It also includes information on the Moor Pond Woods project which
as one of its aims is to provide interpretation on the system of
18th century water management associated with the Leen Mills.
- The Pentagon Local History Society
The Pentagon Local History Society has been in existence since 1987 and serves Elston and seven surrounding villages. It meets monthly for lectures in the winter and makes outside visits in the summer. From 2006 to 2010 the society undertook the Elston Heritage Project with the aid of a £48,000 grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund.
This is the official website for the Woodborough
Photographic Recording Group. The website contains a vast and varied
historical account of the village and its people since Domesday.
The Group has over 3,600 digitally stored photos in its database,
these date from the year 1862 onwards, and since year 2000, digital
Formed in the 1960s the Society provides
a programme of lectures throughout the year and the opportunity
to take part in archaeological excavations and gain an introduction
to the techniques involved.
- 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.
Archives and historical resources
- Access to
Useful site with a wealth of material for the local historian.
Very colourful site for the national archive repository.
- British Association
for Local History
Publishers of The Local Historian: contains abstracts of the most
recent editions of the journal.
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
Archaeology and historic buildings
Archaeological and historical societies