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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,  about 1904
 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

Wellingborough Museum

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On this day in 1836 the Registration Act made the registration of births, deaths and marriages compulsory in Britain. Civil registration records supp...

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Job vacancies from the public sector partners across Cambridgeshire, Milton Keynes, Northamptonshire and regions | Current Vacancies | LGSS

We're really pleased to be able to recruit 2 new Customer Advisors. If you know someone who'd love to be surrounded by amazing history while serving ...

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Today in 1870, The Elementary Education Act was passed. It gave compulsory, free education to every child in England and Wales between the age of five...

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On this day in 1834, the Poor Law Amendment Act was passed in Britain. The Act dropped the system whereby parishes cared for their poor by a rate of p...

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On this day in 1840, Parliament made it illegal to send boys up chimneys to clean them. This handbill reminds people that the law has come into force...

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