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Record Offices and Archives.

This is a list of the main record offices and archives in England, Wales, and Scotland.

Although the information below is given to the best of our knowledge, no guarantees are given or implied as to the accuracy or currency of the information. This information is intended purely to assist you in your family history research. If you discover that the information about any archives or record office is no longer current, then please email us here.

Bedfordshire Record Office, Riverside Building, County Hall, Bedford, MK42 9AP.
phone: 01234 228833 or 228777 or 363222 ext.2833. fax: 01234 228854.
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Berkshire Records Office. 9, Coley Avenue, Reading, Berkshire RG1 6AF.
phone: 0118 901 5132. fax 0118 901 5131.
email: click here.
website: click here.
Normally closed for the first 2 weeks of November.

Centre for Buckinghamshire Studies, County Hall, Walton Street, Aylesbury, Bucks HP20 1UU.
phone: 01296 382587. fax: 01296 382274.
email: click here.
website: click here.

Cambridgeshire Archives Services, Shire Hall, Castle Street, Cambridge, CB3 0AP
phone: 01223 717281. fax: 01223 717201.
email: click here.
website: click here.

Cheshire and Chester Archives, Duke Street, Chester, CH1 1RL.
phone: 01244 602574. fax: 01244 603812.
email: click here.
website: click here.

Cornwall County Record Office, County Hall, Truro, TR1 3AY.
phone: 01872 273698 or 01698 323127.
email: click here.
website: click here.

Cumbria Record Office, 140, Duke Street, Barrow in Furness, LA14 1XW.
phone: 01229 894377. fax: 01229 894364.
email: click here.
website: click here.

Derbyshire Record Office, County Hall, Matlock, Derbyshire, DE4 3AG.
phone: 01629 585347. fax: 01629 57611.
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website: click here.

Devon Record Office, Great Moor House, Bittern Road, Sowton, Exeter, Devon, EX2 7NL.
phone: 01392 384253. fax: 01392 384256.
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Dorset Record Office, Dorset History Centre, Bridport Road, Dorchester, DT1 1RP.
phone: 01305 250550. fax: 01305 257184.
email: click here.
website: click here.

Durham Record Office, County Hall, Durham, DH1 5UL.
phone: 0191 383 3253. fax: 0191 383 4500.
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Essex Record Office, Wharf Road, Chelmsford, Essex, CM2 6YT.
phone: 01245 244644. fax: 01245 244655.
email: click here.
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Gloucestershire Record Office, Clarence Row, Alvin Street, Gloucester, GL1 3DW.
phone: 01452 425295. fax: 01452 426378.
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Hampshire Record Office, Sussex Street, Winchester, Hampshire, SO23 8TH.
phone: 01962 846154. fax: 01962 878681.
email: click here.
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Herefordshire Record Office, Old Barracks, Harold Street, Hereford, HR1 2QX.
phone: 01432 260750. fax: 01432 260066.
email: click here.
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Hertfordshire Record Office, County Hall, Pegs Lane, Hertford SG13 8DQ.
phone:01438 737333. fax: 01992 555113.
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Huntingdonshire Archives and Local Studies, Princes Street, Huntingdon, Cambs PE29 3PA.
phone: Tel: 01480 372738
email: click here.
website: click here.

Isle of Wight Record Office, 26, Hillside, Newport, PO30 2EB.
phone: 01983 823820/823821. fax: 01983823820.
email: click here.
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Kent Record Office, Sessions House, County Hall, Maidstone, Kent, ME14 1XQ.
phone: 01622 694363. fax: 01622 694379.
email: click here.
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Lancashire Record Office, Bow Lane, Preston, Lancashire, PR1 2RE.
phone: 01772 533039. fax: 01772 533050.
email: click here.
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Leicestershire & Rutland Record Office, Long Street, Wigston Magna, Leicester, LE18 2AH.
phone: 0116 257 1080.
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Lincolnshire Record Office, St Rumbold Street, Lincoln, LN2 5AB.
phone: 01522 526204. fax: 01522 430047.
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The National Archives, Kew, Richmond, Surrey, TW9 4DU.
phone: 0208 876 3444.
email: contact is by online form.
website: click here. click here as well.
There very many archives and records offices in London, and the National Archives will give you details,

Middlesex Records are held in London.
phone: 0208 876 3444.
email: contact is by online form.
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Norfolk Record Office, The Archive Centre, Martineau Lane, Norwich, NR1 2DQ.
phone: 01603 222599. fax: 01603 761885.
email: click here.
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Northamptonshire Record Office, Wootton Hall Park, Northampton, NN4 8BQ.
phone: 01604 762129. fax: 01604 767562.
email: click here.
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Northumberland Record Office, Melton Park, North Gosforth, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE3 5QX.
phone: 0191 236 2680. fax: 0191 217 0905.
email: not released.
website: click here.
I understand that two of Northumerlands archives are moving to purpose built new centre in Woodhorn. This move is scheduled for late 2006. The records offices at North Gosforth and Morpeth are both closed until then. Berwick-upon- Tweed Record Office is still open. email here. for further information.

Nottinghamshire Records Office, County House, Castle Meadow Road, Nottingham, NG2 1AG.
phone: 0115 958 1634. fax: 0115 941 3997.
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Oxfordshire Records Office, St Luke's Church, Temple Road, Oxford, OX4 2HT.
phone: 01865 398200. fax: 01865 398201.
email: click here.
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Shropshire Records Office, Castle Gates, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, SY1 2AQ.
phone: 01743 255350. fax: 01743 252827.
email: online contact form.
website: click here.

Somerset Heritage Centre, Brunel Way, Langford Mead, Norton Fitzwarren, Taunton, Somerset, TA2 6SF.
phone: 01823 278805. fax: 01823 325402.
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Staffordshire Records Office, Eastgate Street, Stafford, ST16 2LZ.
phone: 01785 278379. fax: 01785 278384.
email: click here.
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Suffolk Record Office, Bury St Edmunds Branch, 77, Raingate Street, Bury St. Edmunds, IP33 2AR.
phone: 01284 741212.
Suffolk Record Office, Ipswich Branch, Gatacre Road, Ipswich IP1 2LQ
phone 01473 584541
Suffolk Record Office, Lowestoft Branch, Central Library, Clapham Road South, Lowestoft, NR32 1DR
phone 01502 405357
email: click here.
website: click here.

Surrey Records Office, 130, Goldsworth Road, Woking, Surrey, GU21 1ND.
phone: 01483 518737. fax: 01483 518738.
email: click here.
website: click here.

East Sussex Records Office, The Maltings, Castle Precincts, Lewes, BN7 1YT.
phone: 01273 481000.
email: online contact form.
website: click here.

West Sussex Records Office, County Hall, Chichester, West Sussex, PO19 1RN. The actual address of the archives is 3, Orchard Street, Chichester, West Sussex.
phone: 01243 753600. fax: 01243 533959.
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Warwickshire Records Office, Priory Park, Cape Road, Warwick, CV34 4JS.
phone: 01926 738959. fax: 01926 738969.
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Westmorland (Cumbria) Records Office, Kendal County Offices, Kendal, Cumbria, LA9 4RQ.
phone: 01539 773540. fax: 01539 773538.
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Wiltshire Records Office, Bythesea Road, Trowbridge, Wiltshire, BA14 8BS.
phone: 01225 713709. fax: 01225 713515.
email: click here.
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Worcestershire Records Office, County Hall, Spetchley Road, Worcester, WR5 2NP. I believe the most useful archives for family historians is at: The History Centre, Trinity Street, Worcester, WR1 2PW.
phone: 01905 766351/763763. fax: 01905 766363/763000.
email: unknown
website: click here.

East Riding of Yorkshire Records Office, The Chapel, Lord Roberts Road, Beverley. Postal address is: County Hall, Beverley, East Riding of Yorkshire, HU17 9BA.
phone: 01482 392790.
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North Yorkshire Records Office, Malpas Road, Northallerton, North Yorkshire, DL7 8AF.
phone: 01609 777585.
email: click here.
website: click here.

West Yorkshire Records Office, Newstead Road, Wakefield, WF1 2DE.
phone: 01924 305980. fax: 01924 305983.
email: click here.
website: click here.

National Library of Wales, Aberystwyth, Ceredigion, SY23 3BU.
phone: 01970 632800. fax: 01970 615709.
email: click here.
website: click here.


Anglesey / Ynys Môn Records Office, Bryn Cefni Ind Estate, Llangefni, LL77 7JA.
phone: 01248 751930.
email: click here.
website: click here.

Glamorgan Records Office, Clos Parc Morgannwg, Leckwith, Cardiff, CF11 8AW.
phone: 02920 872200. fax:
email: click here.
website: click here.

Rhondda Records Office, Treorchy Library, Station Road, Treorchy, CF42 6NN.
phone: 01443 773204.
email: click here.
website: none

Breconshire Record Office, County Hall, Llandrindod Wells, Powys LD1 5LG.
phone: 01597 826088. Fax: 01597 827162.
email: click here.
website: click here.

Caernarfonshire Record Office, Victoria Dock, Caernarfon, LL55 1SH.
phone: 01286 679095/679067. fax: 01286 679637.
email: click here.
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Cardiganshire Record Office,
phone: 01970 633697/633698.
email: click here.
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Carmarthenshire Record Office, Parc Myrddin, Richmond Terrace, Carmarthen, SA31 1DS.
phone: 01267 228232. fax: 01267 228237.
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Denbighshire Record Office, 46, Clwyd Street, Ruthin, Denbighshire, LL15 1HP.
phone: 01824 708250. fax: 01824 08258.
email: click here.
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Flintshire Record Office, The old Rectory, Hawarden, Flintshire, CH5 3NR.
phone: 01244 532364. fax: 01244 538344.
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Merionethshire Record Office, Ffordd y Bala, Dolgellau, LL40 2YF.
phone: 01341 424682. fax: 01341 424683.
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Monmouthshire Record Office, County Hall, Cwmbran, Gwent, NP44 2XH.
phone: 01633 644759. fax: 01633 648382.
email: click here.
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Montgomeryshire Record Office, County Hall, Llandrindod Wells, Powys LD1 5LG.
phone: 01597 826088. Fax: 01597 827162.
email: click here.
website: click here.

Pembrokeshire Record Office, The Castle, Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire, SA61 2EF.
phone: 01437 763707. 01437 768539.
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Radnorshire Record Office, County Hall, Llandrindod Wells, Powys LD1 5LG.
phone: 01597 826088. Fax: 01597 827162.
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National Archives of Scotland, General Register house, 2, Princes Street, Edinburgh, EH1 3YY.
phone: 0131 535 1314.
email: click here.
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Aberdeenshire Record Office, Local Studies Dept, Meldrum Meg Way, Meadows Ind Estate, Oldmeldrum, AB51 0GN.
phone: 01651 871219/871220. fax: 01651 872142.
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Angus Record Office, Hunter Library, Restenneth Priory, By Forfar, DD8 2SZ.
phone: 01307 438644.
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Argyll & Bute Record Office, Manse Brae, Lochgilphead, Argyll, PA31 8QU.
phone: 01546 604774.
email: click here.
website: click here.

Ayrshire Record Office, Ayrshire Archives Centre, Craigie Estate, Ayr, KA8 0SS.
phone: 01292 287584. fax: 01292 284918.
email: click here.
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Aberdeen City Archives, Town House, Broad Street, Aberdeen AB10 1AQ.
phone: 01224 522513. fax: 01224 638556.
email: click here.
website: click here.

Heritage Hub, Heart of Hawick, Kirkstile, Hawick. TD9 0AE.
phone: 01450 360699.
email: click here.
website: click here.

Argyll & Bute Record Office, Manse Brae, Lochgilphead, Argyll, PA31 8QU.
phone: 01546 604774.
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website: click here.

North Highland Archives, Wick Library, Sinclair Terrace, Wick, Caithness, KW1 5AB.
phone: 01955 606432. fax: 01955 603000.
email: click here.
website: click here.

The Highland Council Archives, Bught Road, Inverness, IV3 5SS.
phone: 01463 256444.
email: click here.
website: click here.

Clackmannanshire Archives, Drysdale Street, Alloa, FK10 1JL.
phone: 01259 722262. fax: 01259 219469.
email: click here.
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Dumfries Record Office, 33, Burns Street, Dumfries, Dumfries and Galloway, DG1 2PS.
phone: 01387 269254. fax: 01387 264526.
email: click here.
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East Dunbartonshire Record Office, Wm Patrick Library, 2, West High Street, Kirkintilloch, East Dunbarts, G66 1AD.
phone: 0141 776 8090. fax: 0141 776 0408.
email: click here.
website: click here.

West Dunbartonshire Archives, Strathleven Place, Dumbarton, G82 1BD.
phone: 01389 733273.
email: click here.
website: click here.

East Lothian Record Office, Haddington Library, Newton Port, Haddington, EH41 3NA.
phone: 01620 823307.
email: click here.
website: click here.

Fife Record Office, Carleton House, Balgonie Road, Markinch, KY7 6AH.
phone: 01592 413256. fax: 01592 416504.
email: click here.
website: click here.

Inverness-shire Record Office, Bught Road, Inverness, IV3 5SS.
phone: 01463 256444.
email: click here.
website: click here.

Aberdeen City Archives, Broad Street, Aberdeen, AB10 1AQ.
phone: 01224 522513. fax: 01224 638556.
email: click here.
website: click here.

Kinross shire Record Office, AK Bell Library, York Place, Perth, PH2 8EP.
phone: 01738 444949. fax: 01738 477010.
email: click here.
website: click here.

Kirkcudbrightshire Record Office, Ewart Library, Catherine Street, Dumfries, Dumfries and Galloway, DG1 1JB.
phone: 01387 253820. fax: 01387 260294.
email: click here.
website: click here.

Lanarkshire Record Office, The Mitchell, North Street, Glasgow, G3 7DN.
phone: 0141 287 2870. fax: 0141 287 2815.
email: click here.
website: click here.

Edinburgh City Archives, City Chambers, High Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1YJ.
phone: 0131 529 4616. fax: 0131 529 4957.
email: not known possibly click here.
website: click here.

Morayshire Record Office, Elgin Library, Cooper Park, Elgin, Moray, IV30 1HS.
phone: 01343 562644. fax: 01343 562630.
email: click here.
website: click here.

Highland Archives, Bught Road, Inverness, IV3 5SS.
phone: 01463 256444.
email: click here.
website: click here.
 
Orkney Archives, 44, Junction Road, Kirkwall, KW15 1AG.
phone: 01856 873166. fax: 01856 875260.
email: click here.
website: click here.

Heritage Hub, Heart of Hawick, Kirkstile, Hawick. TD9 0AE.
phone: 01450 360699.
email: click here.
website: click here.

Perth & Kinross Council Archive, AK Bell Library, York Place, Perth, PH2 8EP.
phone: 01738 477012. fax: 01738 477010.
email: click here.
website: click here.

Glasgow Library, The Mitchell, North Street, Glasgow, G3 7DN.
phone: 0141 287 2910 or 2988. fax: 0141 287 2815.
email: click here.
website: click here.

Highland Archives, Bught Road, Inverness, IV3 5SS.
phone: 01463 256444.
email: click here.
website: click here.

Heritage Hub, Heart of Hawick, Kirkstile, Hawick. TD9 0AE.
phone: 01450 360699.
email: click here.
website: click here.

Heritage Hub, Heart of Hawick, Kirkstile, Hawick. TD9 0AE.
phone: 01450 360699.
email: click here.
website: click here.

Shetland Archives, 44, King Harald Street, Lerwick, Shetland, ZE1 0EQ.
phone: 01595 744355. fax: 01595 696533.
email: click here.
website: click here.

Stirling Council Archives, 5, Borrowmeadow Road, Stirling, FK7 7UW.
phone: 01786 450745.
email: click here.
website: click here.

Highland Archives, Bught Road, Inverness, IV3 5SS.
phone: 01463 256444.
email: click here.
website: click here.

Archives & Record Centre, 9, Dunlop Square, Deans Industrial Estate, Livingston, EH54 8SB.
phone: 01506 773770.
email: click here.
website: click here.

Dumfries Record Office, 33, Burns Street, Dumfries, Dumfries and Galloway, DG1 2PS.
phone: 01387 269254. fax: 01387 264526.
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