Derby and Derbyshire and the Peak District

Chellaston Residents’ Association
Chellaston Residents’ Association is a non-profit organisation dedicated to ensuring that the interests of residents are represented at all levels. We are in daily contact with local authorities, MPs, police and decision makers.

Chellaston Community Association
A registered Charity with elected trustees overseeing the Management of Chellaston Community Centre.

Chellaston Library

Church of England Parish Church of St Peter's Chellaston

Chellaston Methodist Church

Chellaston Catholic Church (St Ralph Sherwin Centre)

Derby Photos
A great photographic guide to Derby and Derbyshire by Andy Savage.

Derbyshire Heritage
Derbyshire heritage is an ongoing project to collate information about many of the places of special interest in Derbyshire and the Peak District.

Derbyshire Historic Buildings Trust
The aim of the Derbyshire Historic Buildings Trust is to identify neglected or abandoned historic buildings in or around the county in danger of decay or demolition, and to work for their preservation and modernisation without damage to their essential character.

Picture the Past
Picture the Past aims to conserve and make publicly accessible the photographic heritage of the North East Midlands, thus enabling people to see the richness and diversity of the area's photographic collections. Downloadable images for personal use, also quality prints can be ordered online.

Bygone Derbyshire
The Derby Telegraph’s online nostalgia site. Updated daily, a site packed full of fascinating articles about our county’s heritage and the people who have made it so great.

Local and Family History and Archaeology

Derbyshire Archaeological Society
Derbyshire Archaeological Society was founded in 1878. This site provides lots of helpful and fascinating information on the Archaeological History of Derbyshire.

Family Search
Free Family History, Family Tree, and Genealogy records and resources from around the World.

FreeBMD is an ongoing project, the aim of which is to transcribe the Civil Registration index of births, marriages and deaths for England and Wales, and to provide free Internet access to the transcribed records.

The aim of GENUKI (Genealogy of the UK and Ireland) is to serve as a "virtual reference library" of genealogical information that is of particular relevance to the UK & Ireland. It is a free service, provided by an ever-growing group of volunteers in co-operation with the Federation of Family History Societies and a number of its member societies.

Historical Directories
Historical Directories is a digital library of local and trade directories for England and Wales, from 1750 to 1919. It contains high quality reproductions of comparatively rare books, essential tools for research into local and genealogical history.

Institute of Name-Studies
The Institute for Name-Studies is the home of research into place-names and personal names at the University of Nottingham.

For those of you interested in Family History, this site is a must. Provides information, for a fee, on the census, Military records, BMD (Birth, Marriage, Deaths), migration records and much more.

Find My Past
This site has census information (1841 - 1911), BMD, migration and military records and much more. A fee is required to view the records.

National Archives
The National Archives is the UK government's official archive, containing over 1,000 years of history. We give detailed guidance to government departments and the public sector on information management and advise others about the care of historical archives.

Old Maps
A free 1:10560 scale Historical Mapping for the whole of the UK. Navigate directly to your chosen area using comprehensive County and Town gazetteers. You can also purchase personalised map gifts from this site.

National Library of Scotland - Maps
Maps for not only Scotland, but most of the UK.

Archaeology Data Services
The Archaeological Data Service (ADS) provides access to a variety of information regarding archaeology.

Portable Antiquities Scheme
The Portable Antiquities Scheme is a voluntary scheme to record archaeological objects found by members of the public in England and Wales. Every year many thousands of objects are discovered, many of these by metal-detector users, but also by people whilst out walking, gardening or going about their daily work. Such discoveries offer an important source for understanding our past.