Research Handbook Revised and Republished

10 June, 2013 (All day)
VCH Handbook

Our Derbyshire VCH research handbook has been thoroughly revised and is now available. It remains the only publication specifically tailored to local history research in Derbyshire.


Our county editor has revised both contents and format, making it much easier to use than the old edition, first published in 2005. Our research volunteers have also contributed suggestions to improve the content.


The guide is now in an A5 format and is arranged arround standard VCH content. So, within its pages, you will find details about sources for such diverse topics as manors and other estates, economic history through to religious history - all tailored for the Derbyshire researcher. There is also advice on note taking, finding Derbyshire wills and a general introduction to VCH. Anyone interested in researching their locality will benefit from the advice within the 124 pages.


Work has been completed thanks to a grant from the University of Nottingham’s Connected Communities Project, funded by the Government’s Arts and Humanities Research Council. The booklet has been published as a Derbyshire Record Society Occasional Paper. Priced at £10 each copies of the Derbyshire Vicoria County History Handbook are available by emailing the county editor or visiting the Derbyshire Record Society's website at