Leicestershire Family History

Archives

BMDs & Parish Records

Cemeteries

  • Gartree Memorial Inscriptions
    Free digital downloads from the following places: Burton Overy, Carlton Curlieu, Evington, Gaulby, Great Glen, Great Stretton, King’s Norton, Little Stretton, Newton Harcourt, Oadby, Skeffington, Stoughton, Thurnby and Wistow.
  • Sileby Cemetery Records (PDF)
    The Sileby Parish Council has provided Cemetery Records for the public to search for information on graves and deceased, at the Cemetery Road site.

Electoral Registers & Tax

Forums

  • RootsChat Leicestershire
    Ask a question about your Leicestershire family history or meet people researching the same families.

Historical Directories

  • History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Leicestershire
    A 700+ page book printed in 1846 with lots of information about the towns, villages and people.
  • Historical Directories of Leicestershire
    A collection of 50 trade and street directories for Leicester and Leicestershire dating from 1790s to 1910s. Directories are an invaluable primary source for historians. They provide first hand data about local communities, their infrastructure and the individuals inhabiting those communities. Published more frequently than the census, directories can also help you fill in any missing gaps in your family history.

Local History

  • My Leicestershire History
    My Leicestershire History is a free and fully searchable online resource containing photographs, films, sound recordings, and books about the history of Leicester and Leicestershire.
  • GENUKI Leicestershire
    GENUKI Leicestershire is a free family history & genealogy resource which lists links and resources for the English county of Leicestershire.

Maps

Military Records

  • Leicestershire and Rutland Soldiers Died 1914-1920
    Search nearly 14,000 records which include details such as name, soldier number, rank, regiment, date of death and age.
  • The Royal Leicestershire Regiment
    The Royal Leicestershire Regiment gives you free access to over 65,000 records of people who served in the regiment including ranks, regimental numbers, photographs and biographies. You’ll also be able to see some medal information and some regimental journals.
  • The Fifth Leicestershire
    A record of the 1/5th Battalion of the Leicestershire Regiment during the years 1914-1919.
  • Loughborough Roll of Honour
    Search the rolls from WWI, WWII and other wars before and after.

Miscellaneous

Photos

  • Image Leicestershire
    Image Leicestershire – where you will find images of material from the collections of Leicestershire County Council’s Museums, Libraries and Archives services.
    You can discover the historical and cultural life of Leicestershire through this growing image library which includes a wonderful selection of photographs, paintings and objects from their collections.
  • Vanished Leicester
    This collection of more than 1000 photographs allows you to view streets and individual buildings of Leicester that were demolished between 1955-1975.
    Most of the buildings were demolished as part of the postwar slum clearance programme. All of the images are viewable in alphabetical order of street names, with relevant district noted.

School Records

Societies

  • Leicestershire & Rutland FHS
    The Leicestershire & Rutland Family History Society helps members with their research, holds meetings and has a surname interests database.

Wills