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Donate a document

Do you have old documents or photographs that you would like to be preserved for future generations to see? If you donate them to Northamptonshire Archives, they will benefit the public and be kept safe for researchers and students to make use of.

Donating to our collections

Not every document will be of interest to us, so before you bring anything in, please complete our enquiry form and describe your items as best as you can. Our collections team will assess whether they are of historical interest to us and will get in touch with you. The kind of things that may be of interest include:

  • parish records
  • non-conformist records
  • business records and school records

We cannot accept any items brought in without a prior appointment, so please do not bring any items to the Northamptonshire Record Office without contacting us first.

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External sites to help expand your research


Free subscription to sites such as Find my Past and Ancestry
Only available from Northamptonshire Archives or Libraries internet access.

GOV.UK: Find a will
Find wills from after 1951 (a fee is charged)

Kithead Trust
Run by volunteers, this charity may be able to help trace early vehicle registration information.

Northants FHS
Full of useful information, knowledge and skills.

National Archives
Details of documents held all around the UK.

Northampton Borough Council - a guide to cemeteries

Workhouses
Detailed resources about workhouses around the UK.

Rushden Heritage
Full of resources about Rushden.

Northamptonshire Battlefields Society Speakers Programme 2018

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