For help on tracing your family history email Family History at Ashby Museum
We do not make a fixed charge for help with family history research but a donation is very much appreciated.
We have our own Family Historian and our archives are at your disposal but a member of staff with access to and knowledge of the records needs to be present so before travelling please telephone to make an appointment. This will ensure that the records and facilities you require will be available and you won't have a wasted journey.
Our collections include:
Census records for Ashby and some neighbouring areas 1841- 1901
Parish Records (Baptisms, Marriages & Deaths) for St Helens Church Ashby and some surrounding parishes.
Gravestone Records for St Helen’s and Holy Trinity churchyards
Maps of the area from 1735.
Deeds and documents relating to local properties.
Newspaper and Parish Magazines Collection.
Over 3000 photographs from the 1870s to the present.
Extensive local history reference library.
Extensive scrapbook collection of Staunton Harold.
Research collections, published articles and books.
Researchers may also find help at Ashby Public Library which is found in the same building. For more information click here
or try the following links:-