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​Northamptonshire Archives and Heritage at the Record Office

Visit the Northamptonshire Record Office to see 800 years of Northamptonshire's family and local history.

  • Family history Family history

    Looking to research your family history? Northamptonshire Archives can help. 

    Whether you are just starting out, or are looking for an elusive detail, our huge range of documents could be exactly what you are looking for.

  • Local history Local history

    Researching a location in Northamptonshire? Northamptonshire Archives have a huge range of information that can help. We can help you find out more about the people and businesses that have made a place what it is today using a sources unavailable elsewhere.

  • Professionals Professionals

    Northamptonshire Archives understands the needs of teachers, students, university academics and professionals such as developers and planners and we have a passion for seeing our collections used to further knowledge and to help the county grow. 

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See how your local town centre has changed over the years

 Northampton Market Square, 1819
 Northampton Market Square, 2016

"I've been visiting Northamptonshire Archives from time to time for over 25 years and it remains the best service of all of those I have used. I look forward to visiting again."

- Mr CB

​Here are some of the images that we hold

A further statement about the changes to opening hours will be made tomorrow.

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Important Information: From 21 August 2017, opening times for free access to the Archives Service will be as follows: • Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursd...

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Timeline Photos

Yesterday we welcomed members of the Green's Norton Local History Group. They had a tour of the archives and examined historic maps and documents rel...

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Spanning the Centuries: the historic bridges of Northamptonshire

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Timeline Photos

On this day in 1969, Neil Armstrong became the first person to walk on the moon. Obviously, Northamptonshire Archives don't contain anything directly...

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Northamptonshire Police's historical archive moving to County Records Office

We're really excited by this new collection.

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