Leicestershire, England Public Record Office
Long Street, Wigston Magna, Leicester, LE18 2AH
0116 257 1080
The Public Records office is a comprehensive source of information pertaining to
Leicester-Shire County England. The office is open 6 days a week, Friday being the only day it is closed. The many services available to the public include County Record research; many records are available on microfilm and microfiche, internet access via on site Desk Top Computers along with facilities for the use of Lap Tops.
People that visit the office will be pleasantly surprised at the versatility of function that the county records office offers. To become familiar with its services , you may want to take the Tour that is offered, or you can always just browse the information boards or talk with the friendly staff. Be sure to find out about the current exhibitions and community events which are planned and offered on a regular basis.
The stated purpose of the Leicester-shire County Records Office is the collection, recording and preservation of the county’s rich history so that anyone, with an interest, can conduct research of the Culture, Buildings, Peoples, Land Holdings or any aspect of the historical development the area. You can access a very impressive collection historical information dating from the Doomsday Book to present. The resources in the Archives range from old newspapers or maps to videos or tape recordings. These resources can be utilized for pretty any research quest, from personal to educational. With staff available to help guide your search in a friendly and inviting way, your visit is sure to be a pleasure.
A large portion of the material available for research at the Office are either donated or on loan from private citizens or organizations. Entities that donate or loan material to the office can retain ownership while being assured of the repair and/or upkeep of anything entrusted to the care of the office. You can contact the office via the internet or phone to learn about how you might place documents or other material with the office for the purpose of enhancing it’s research capabilities.
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