PDFHS'S ARCHIVES & NAMES INDEX
The Archives derive from donations of local material by members and others plus transcriptions organised by the Society. To avoid any data protection issues, we do not publish archive names from 1900 unless the information is already in the public domain.
The Names Index lists over 180,000 entries of individuals mentioned in our archives and is the main tool to identify the actual archive you are interested in (see instructions below). Once identified: Members can immediately download PDFs of the actual archives in the Members Area. Non-members or their representative can inspect the archives free of charge at the Archivist’s address by appointment only. Obviously, becoming a member will avoid this delay.
These are not the official archives for Greater Peterborough – those are in the County Record Offices at Cambridge, Huntingdon or Northampton depending on the historic county in which the parish was situated.
The Local Studies Centre, Peterborough Central Library has copies of some of the information, especially Parish Registers as well as microfilm of local newspapers. (www.vivacity-peterborough.com/libraries-and-archives/archives).
There are also some records for parishes in Lincolnshire and other places in the UK and overseas which have been derived from various sources and are recorded in the archives as a service to members.