Nottinghamshire Family History

Trace your Nottinghamshire ancestors from the 1500s onwards with this list of family history, genealogy and local history links and resources.


Nottinghamshire Archives

Births, Marriages & Deaths

England BMDs
Nottingham Marriage Licences 1754-1770
Nottinghamshire Parish Records

Burials & Cemeteries

Beeston St. John the Baptist Burials
Billion Graves
Carlton, Gedling & Redhill Burials
Nottingham Church (Rock) Cemetery St. Ann’s Valley Index
Nottinghamshire Burials (Interment)
Plumtree Church Burials

Census Records

1939 Register
UK Census 1841-1911

Criminals and Convicts

Criminal Ancestor Records
Nottingham Prison 1881 Census

Electoral Registers

Electoral Registers 1832-1932
Nottingham Poll Book 1754


RootsChat Nottinghamshire


Visitations of Nottinghamshire 1569 & 1614

Historical Directories

Hodsons Nottingham Directory 1814
Nottinghamshire Historical Directories
Pigot’s Nottinghamshire Directory 1830

Local History

Bygone Nottinghamshire Book
Domesday Book Nottinghamshire
Genuki Nottinghamshire
Nottinghamshire History
Nottinghamshire History provides local historians and genealogists with a wealth of material on all aspects of the county’s history and acts as a gateway to other useful online resources.
Old Nottinghamshire
Old Nottinghamshire has some church photos, parish histories, directories and some gravestone information.
Our Mansfield
The Great Houses of Nottinghamshire


Old Nottinghamshire Maps

Medical and Hospital Records

Nottingham General Hospital 1881 Census
Nottingham Hostpitals History
Nottingham Lunatic Asylum 1881

Military Records

45th Foot Nottinghamshire Records
British Military Records
Kirby War Memorial
Nottinghamshire WW1 Roll of Honour

Newspaper Archives

British Newspaper Collection 1710-1953
Nottinghamshire Newspaper Archives


Legacy UK Obituaries


Coal Mines in Nottinghamshire 1880
High Sheriffs of Nottingham
Lost Pubs of Nottinghamshire

Parish Records

Nottinghamshire Parish Records

Photos and Postcards

Old Photos of Nottingham

Poor Law Records

Nottingham Workhouse Records
Union Workhouse York Street 1881

School Records

Memories of Cottesmore School 1951-55
School Admission Registers 1870-1914
School Teachers in Nottingham 1813-1900

Societies and Groups

Nottinghamshire Family History Society
The Nottinghamshire Family History Society exists to bring together all who are interested in family history research, to help in the preservation and indexing of local genealogical records, and in the copying and publishing of such records.


Most Common Surnames in 1881

Wills and Probate

Archdeaconry Wills for the Deaneries of – Retford, Newark, Nottingham & Bingham