Leicestershire Family History

  • Leicestershire Parish Records
  • 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.

    Here are some of the key features you are likely to find in many directories on the site:

    – geographical, historical and statistical details about places
    – information about local facilities, institutions and associations
    – listings for private residents, traders, trades and professions
    – details of important people
    – advertisements

  • 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.
  • Leicestershire & Rutland FHS
    The Leicestershire & Rutland Family History Society helps members with their research, holds meetings and has a surname interests database.
  • GENUKI Leicestershire
    GENUKI Leicestershire is a free family history & genealogy resource which lists links and resources for the English county of Leicestershire.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.