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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

Just discovered there's free access to British and Irish records on Find My Past until Monday - pass it on!

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Wow! The team have just come out of hearing the manorial documents talk that is being run for the public next Saturday. Seriously - these records ar...

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Merchant Navy ships’ official logs project

This looks like a useful resource for family historians - Starting in 2014, The National Archives recruited volunteers to transcribe the information c...

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Behind the scenes at a Place of Deposit

This isn't about us, but is still worth a watch!

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Irreplaceable: A History of England in 100 Places | Historic England

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David Wolfe

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