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Record or donate an item

​Donate an item to us or use our Portable Antiquities Scheme (PAS) to have your finds archaeologically recorded.

The heritage of Northamptonshire matters

If you have documents or photographs of historic value that you want to be preserved and made available for the public to see, then you may be able to donate them to us.

If you have found artefacts such as coins or pottery, then you can have them recorded by the Portable Antiquities Scheme (PAS) to add to the overall knowledge of the county's history. 

These are wonderful ways to contribute to the work of Northamptonshire Archives here at the Record Office.

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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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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A new website has launched that says it is "an extensive collection of digitised property deeds and associated documents dating back to the 1660s" - l...

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