Peterborough & Distric Family History Society


General Information


In August 2010 the Society decided that all publications will only be produced on CD. Over the next two years the Society will be transferring many of its archives to CD – new additions will be added to the list below and details also circulated to other Societies plus the Family History press.


Please use the attached order form (in Adobe .pdf format) and note that payment by £BRITISH cheque drawn on a UK Bank is required with the order.


If you have a query which is not answered below or on the order form then please contact the Secretary.



CD Details


100 Local War Memorials NEW – Available from 25 March 2014

The Memorials listed in their pre-1970 counties:
Cambridgeshire: Benwick; Coates; Stanground –Church & Lampass Lodge of Oddfellows; Thorney, Turves; Whittlesey; 1st/2nd Battalions. Cambridgeshire Regiment
Huntingdonshire: Elton; Farcet; Fletton-Church, Ex-Servicemen Club, Phorpres Club, (New F) Baptist Chapel, (Old F) United Methodist Chapel; Gt Stukeley; Huntingdon-All Saints & County Police Force, Kings Ripton, Lt Stukeley, Orton Longueville, Orton Waterville, Stilton, Upwood with Gt Ravely, Waternewton, Woodston, Yaxley
Lincolnshire: Barholm; Baston; Braceborough; Crowland (x2); Deeping St James; Greatford; Langtoft; Market Deeping; Tallington; Uffington; West Deeping: Wilsthorpe;
Northamptonshire: Barnwell; Collyweston; Easton on the Hill; Fotheringhay; Lutton; Tansor; Yarwell
City of Peterborough: Albert Place Boys School; All Saints; Baker Perkins, Broadway Cemetery; Boer War; Book of Remembrance; Boy Scouts; Central Park (Our Jimmy); Co-op; Deacon School; Eastfield Cemetery; General Post Office; Hand & Heart Public House; Jedburghs; King’s School: Longthorpe; Memorial Hospital (Roll of Honour); Museum; Newark; Park Rd Chapel; Paston; St Barnabas; St John the Baptist (Church & Boys School); St Mark’s; St Mary’s; St Paul’s; St Peter’s College; Salvation Army; Special Constabulary; Wentworth St Chapel; Werrington; Westgate Chapel
Soke of Peterborough: Bainton with Ashton; Barnack; Castor; Etton; Eye; Glinton; Helpston; Marholm; Maxey with Deeping Gate; Newborough with Borough Fen; Northborough; Peakirk; Thornhaugh; Ufford; Wittering.
Pearl Assurance National Memorial (relocated from London to Lynch Wood, Peterborough)


The CD also has photographs of almost 90% of the memorials as well as information on their current location.


Broadway Cemetery, Peterborough (£10)

This CD contains a record and index of all the readable gravestones in the Broadway Cemetery, Peterborough. Opened in 1858, it was replaced in the 1920s by Eastfield Road Cemetery but for those who had a right to burial in a “family plot” internment continued up to 1955. There are over 10,000 entries with a location indicator and cemetery plan.


Deacon School, Peterborough (£10)

The main sources for this CD’s pupil and teacher names and information were the Deaconian Magazine 1912-1984, the Admission Registers 1902-1926 and 1941-1944, the Governors Minute Book 1880-1926 and Accounts 1877-1919.
There are 10 PDF documents with a full (excel) index of 9000 names to enable easy location of information in the relevant PDF.


GRO – Peterborough Area Marriages 1837 – 1851 (£5)

This CD contains an excel name index for all marriages in the General Registrar’s Index from the start of registration until 31st March 1851. It also contains a PDF of the same marriages listed by the quarter in which they were registered and (for almost all) the place within the Peterborough Registration District where they took place.


In & Around Peterborough with PDFHS (£5)

The CD has a file of 1000 names in various PDFHS Journal articles plus another file SOKE VILLAGE PROFILES with 3000 names and some general information about each village (both Word). An (Excel) combined name index enables easy name location within each file. The third (Excel) file is of the 1200 names and occupations in the 1792 Peterborough area MILITIA LISTS.


Peterborough Advertiser Marriages (1855-1899) & Deaths (1855-1891) (£5 each)

These two separate CDs contain an index of name and year for all marriages/deaths respectively reported in the Peterborough Advertiser. Each disc has PDFs of the original extracts which often give marriage/death date and sometimes residential detail.


Peterborough Cathedral Registers 1575-2007

Transcription of the Baptism (1615-1986), Marriage (1615-2007) and Burial (1575-2007) Registers of Peterborough Cathedral. Entries are “as entered” as well as listed alphabetically by surname and there are supporting notes plus War Memorials details and information on various clergy who appear in the registers. Pictures of the memorials, some register entries and general views of the Cathedral are also on the CD. £1 is donated to Cathedral funds for each disc sold.


Peterborough Quarter Sessions, Inquests & Workhouse Indentures - Index (£5)

This CD contains PDF and Excel files which summarise details of cases at Peterborough Quarter Sessions (1872-1916), Inquests (1822-1925), Workhouse Indentures (1867-1917),14 cases from Huntingdon Assizes (1894, 1907-1916) plus 1881 census Workhouse Inmates. The name index has the Northampton R O Reference Number for the original documents.


Peterborough Records Miscellany – Volume 1 (£5)

This collection of records include Wesleyan Baps 1822-37 (excel), Court Players actors and actresses (PDF), Junior Technical School Admissions 1913-14 and 1921-26 (PDF), Peterborough’s WWI Roll of Honour (PDF), names from St Peters College Journal 1927-1928, some Wildbore register entries from the area 1688-1736 (word), Ground marriages at Whittlesey St Mary’s 1605-1849 (excel) plus an alphabetical surname list of folio numbers for the 1851 Peterborough Registration Census District.


St John the Baptist, Peterborough Records (£5)

This CD contains PDF and Excel files for Baptisms (1813 to 1959), Settlement Records Names Index with Northants R O Reference Number (1724-1835), Military Marriages (1800-1813), Memorial Inscriptions in the church plus a surname index for those in Cowgate Churchyard (1805-1859). These were taken from “The Old Churchyard, Peterborough” (published 1947) and the PDFHS Archivist will supply details of inscriptions for a particular surname on request – see website for contact details.


Some Local Memorial Inscriptions (£5)

This CD contains PDFs of the following Memorial Inscriptions located near Peterborough – Alwalton Cemetery (1991); Fletton Churchyard (1986); Longthorpe Churchyard (1981); Marholm Churchyard (2012); Orton Waterville Churchyard (1993); The Town Graveyard, Peterborough Cathedral (1877); Stanground Cemetery (1993) & Churchyard (1924) and Woodston Churchyard (1989). There are also location plans and photographs. Also a list of all the names, not just the deceased, in WT Mellow’s 1947 book “The Old Churchyard, Peterborough” (better know as Cowgate Cemetery) which functioned from 1805 to the 1850s. There is only a single entry even if a name is mentioned more than once. Neither year of death nor the actual inscriptions are quoted on the disc because the Society does not have the copyright for the book.


Last Updated on: 17 March, 2014
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