Libraries hold local history collections and access to Ancestry. Our Discover Centre at Northamptonshire Central Library holds a large collection of local and family history resources, including maps, newspapers and photos.
Memorial website to 1.7 million members of the armed forces, who were killed
during both world wars.
Central database for UK burials and cremations with free search facility.
Northamptonshire Libraries does not subscribe to subscription resources on this website.
Access to millions of family history records provided by the Church of Latter Day Saints.
Free access to birth, marriage and death records from 1837 onwards.
Link to order birth, death or marriage certificates online.
Gateway to UK genealogy websites in the UK and Ireland.
Aims to advance the study of genealogy and family history with special emphasis
The official website for Scottish genealogy resources.
Free collaborative website with the mission of creating a worldwide family tree.
The society's website contains online resources and information on their
archives relating to the history of the village.
Online archives compiled by Burton Latimer Heritage Society relating to the
history of the town, its people and their stories.
The site of a Roman walled town, Chester Farm Heritage Park is a £12.7m project
funded by Heritage Lottery Fund and Northamptonshire County Council.
History of the village of Cottingham.
Collection of online archives compiled by the Rushden Research Group relating to
the history of the town. Also includes Higham Ferrers and surrounding villages.
Online resources and information about publications produced by the society
relating to the history of the town.
History, memories, photographs and comments about Corby.
Online resources relating to the history of the town.
Includes information on the Wellingborough Heritage Trail Improvement Scheme and also a downloadable trail pack.
Metal detecting club specialising in digs, rallies and tours.
Information about the East Midlands, for local history societies, schools and
colleges, heritage practitioners and history professionals.
History of and information about Northamptonshire's boot and shoe industry.
Information about Northamptonshire Central Library's extensive collection of
materials on the county's history housed in the library's Discover Centre.
Explore the history of Northamptonshire by theme, including buildings and places, historic events, historic figures and trade and transport, or search by place to find heritage sites to visit in Northamptonshire.
Over 800 years of Northamptonshire's archival heritage reflecting all aspects of
the county's rich history.
An interactive journey through Northamptonshire's history and heritage.
Contact details and links to family history societies in the county.
Records the stories of men and women of the US Army Air Force who served their
country from the United Kingdom during World War II. Also records the memories
of British people who befriended them.
An online resource for every public art collection in the United Kingdom featuring over 200,000 oil paintings.
Digital library of some of the core primary and secondary sources for the medieval and modern history of the British Isles.
The website contains free and subscription sources - Northamptonshire Libraries does not subscribe to the subscription resources.
Discover the riches of the British Library: locate thousands of old maps; view
virtual books; enjoy online exhibitions.
Project by the School of History at Leicester University, which aims to empower
local community groups through enhancing their research skills and to develop
networks between and amongst local history and community heritage groups and
Project to make available online the University's collections relating to faith
Find records from the National Archives and over 2,500 archives across the
Digital library of local and trade directories for England and Wales, from 1750 to 1919. Part of Leicester University's Special Collections Online.
Historypin is a way for millions of people to come together to share glimpses of
the past and build up the story of human history.
The official archive and publisher for the UK Government, England and Wales. The
collection contains over 11 million historical government and public records.
Database of historic newspapers including where they can be viewed.
Selection of collections available online through the Bodleian Library.
A searchable database of 197,745 criminal trials.
Campaign to encourage people to hunt out the forgotten letters that
unveil social and political history.
The UK Web Archive started in 2004 and contains thousands of websites that
publish research, that reflect the diversity of lives, interests and activities
throughout the UK.
Project led by the Imperial War Museum to highlight global centenary events and
Discover the history of the First World War and updates from the BBC on the
World War One Centenary season.
Supported by over 500 historical sources from across Europe, this resource
examines key themes in the history of World War One.
Website to honour the men of Cottingham and Middleton who served in the Great
War, principally those who were killed while doing so.
University of Oxford's online repository of over 7000 items of text, images,
audio, and video for teaching, learning, and research.
University of Oxford's Great War Archive contains over 6,500 items contributed
by the general public between March and June 2008. Every item originates from,
or relates to, someone's experience of the First World War, either abroad or at
Project by the Imperial War Museum to build a permanent digital memorial to the
lives of the First World War.
Explore collections held by National Archives.
Resource relating to navy history during World War I. Archived by British
Library, US Library of Congress, Bavarian State Library.
Northamptonshire section of website dedicated to men and women killed fighting
for their country.
This digitised collection from the Cambridge University Digital Library makes available online for the first time 23 of Sassoon's journals.
Aims to further interest in the Great War 1914 - 1918.
Northamptonshire County Council has put this site together as a guide to the
county’s WW1 history and the events that are taking place to commemorate it.
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