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The Record Office is CLOSED until further notice

Focusing on the health and wellbeing of our staff and customers is our top priority. In line with national guidance and government recommendations we have taken the decision to close the record office until further notice. We will not be able to undertake research or give collections advice at this time. We will put any further updates about the service on our website. We’re encouraging all our customers to stay safe in these unprecedented times by keeping up to date with the latest government guidance at www.gov.uk/coronavirus

Research

Research and Consultation Services

If you are unable to visit the Record Office or need advice about what to do next in your research, we may be able to help you! Whilst we cannot undertake prolonged research, we can undertake searches of up to an hour in physical or online records.

Or, if you are stuck, why not book a consultation with an archivist who can offer professional advice on your research and where to look next. Research and consultation is charged at £15 for 30 minutes (minimum bookable time) or £25 for one hour. We do not charge for advice on our holdings and we will ensure that you are fully informed of the availability of source material and likelihood of success before we recommend further research. However, please bear in mind that the payment is for the search rather than results.

If you are looking for your own records (for example adoption or care information) you are probably making a Subject Access Request. This can be done through Leicestershire County Council. You will not normally be charged for access to or copies of your own records.

In all cases please contact us if you need help and we will be able to advise you further.