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The Record Office is CLOSED until further notice

Focusing on the health and wellbeing of our staff and customers remains our top priority. In line with national guidance and government recommendations we will close our Record Office from 4pm on Wednesday 4 November. The closure of our Record Office, along with other cultural and heritage attractions across the nation, will mean tougher times ahead for those working in the sector. We hope to continue to support researchers by responding to enquiries and providing copies of records where possible. Please make use of our online catalogues and resources. We will let you know when bookings are open again. We’re all in this together and will make sure our approach reflects the latest government guidelines. Keep up to date by visiting www.gov.uk/coronavirus and follow our social media channels.

Record Office Staff Talks

Special Subject Talks by Record Office Staff

  1. The Work of the Record Office: an introduction to the office and its sources (held at the Record Office to show the range of resources, public search rooms and procedures and strongroom – time permitting).
  2. Church Monuments of Leicestershire and Rutland
  3. Sir Thomas Shirley and the great Shirley pedigree
  4. The Leicestershire Regiment and Ladysmith (Boer War)
  5. The Crimean War and Leicestershire
  6. Leicester’s Unemployed March to London, 1905
  7. Honest Men but Destitute – the plight of Leicestershire’s Framework Knitters
  8. Elizabeth Heyrick – An Uncompromising Friend of Liberty
  9. Burning Passions – The Struggle for Women’s Suffrage in Leicestershire
  10. The Census – people count
  11. The Life and Times of Richard III
  12. Tales of the Titanic
  13. Data Protection for Community Groups
  14. The Base Hospital – The 5th Northern General Hospital, Leicester & its satellites, 1909-1918
  15. Passing Muster – The Leicestershire Militia, c. 950-1939
  16. Death, Disease & Data Protection – hospital and asylum archives in the Record Office
  17. Know Your Place – local maps in the Record Office
  18. Maps for Family History