Derbyshire Record Office and Derby Diocesan Record Office
Where to find Parish Registers
Only very recent records of baptisms (from 2005) and weddings from (1984) are held in the Chesterfield Parish Church.
Historic registers of baptisms, marriages and burials for this parish are in Derbyshire Record Office, New Street, Matlock, Derbyshire, the Diocesan Record Office for the Diocese of Derby.
Tracing your ancestors in Parish Registers
Derbyshire Record Office holds historic parish registers for all parishes in Derbyshire. Covering dates for registers for each parish are given in the Parish Register List on website: www.derbyshire.gov.uk/recordoffice.
You can consult parish registers free of charge in person in Derbyshire Record Office. If you are not able to get to the Record Office yourself, they offer a fee-paid search service.
How to contact Derbyshire Record Office
Location: Derbyshire Record Office, New Street, Matlock, Derbyshire
Postal Address: Derbyshire Record Office, County Hall, Matlock, Derbyshire, DE4 3AG
Email Address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Telephone: 01629 539209
Opening Hours: Mon-Fri 9.30am – 4.45pm
One Saturday per month 9am – 12.30pm
Closed: Bank Holidays and Tuesday following Bank Holiday Monday
Please make sure you take proof of identity and address in order to register as a user of the Record Office.
Other records include:
- Registers of baptisms, marriages and burials in nonconformist churches throughout Derbyshire from the 17th century
- Estate and family papers from major Derbyshire families
- Wills and probates of Derbyshire people from 1858 to 1935
- Registers of electors in Derbyshire from 1832 to 1990
- Cemetery records for most of Derbyshire from the 19th century.