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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, but will endeavour to respond to any enquiries, if possible, but this service is dependent upon staff availability. 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


Publications & CDs for sale at the Record Office

There are a number of items that can be purchased from the Record Office:

Maps & Plans


Leaflets and Handlists



Friends of The Record Office for Leicestershire, Leicester & Rutland publications and CD indexes

CD Indexes

All the information in the CDs has been taken from the records kept at the Record Office.

CD No.1: Nonconformist Baptisms 1706-c.1921 and Burials 1663-1978.

CD No.2: Leicester Poor Law Union Indexes to Admission and Discharge Records 1875-1921.

CD No.3: Leicestershire Workhouses Indexes to Admission & Discharge Records 1836-1912.

CD No.4: Leicestershire Criminal, Prison and Bastardy Records.

CD No. 5: Leicester and Leicestershire Licensing Records 1753-1936.

All the above CDs are available to purchase at £15 each. Further details are available here.

Occasional Papers

Occasional Papers No 1
Honest people but Destitute – the plight of Leicestershire’s Framework Knitters in the 1840’s by Jess Jenkins. 2005. £4.50

Occasional Papers No 2
Leicester’s Unemployed March to London 1905 by Jess Jenkins. 2005. £4.90

Occasional Papers No 3
The Russian War (Leicestershire and the Crimean War) by Robin Jenkins. £6

Occasional Papers No 4
Know Your Place (Maps at the Record Office) by Hilda Stoddart. £8

Occasional Papers No 5
The Burning Question. The Struggle for Women’s Suffrage in Leicestershire by Jess Jenkins £8

Occasional Paper No 6:

Buck’s South Prospect of Leicester – Print (size 71cm x 50cm/28″ x 20″) approx. £2.50

Record Office Publications

The Searcher No 1: Leicestershire at War 1938-1945 – £4.00
The Searcher No 2: Art & Architecture – £2.99
The Searcher No 3: History of Sport – £2.99
Family History Helpful Hints – £0.40 per set
Family Tree Charts- £1.50 each
Handlist of Parish Registers – £3.00 each
Leicestershire Admin Districts (1970’s plan) – £0.55p each
Plan of Welford Road Cemetery – £0.45p each
Sources for Family Historians – £0.35p per set