Local and Family History Resources

When researching the History of Mansfield Woodhouse or your Family History, Heritage Link community archives has a wealth of information for you to browse through.  We have over 5000 items in our collection including historic photographs, documents, records, books, and research topics of local interest.


Resources available in our archives include:

  • Historic information on local –
    • Schools
    • Buildings
    • People
    • Industry
    • Burials
  • Historic local –
    • Journals and newsletters
    • Parish magazines
    • Community plans
    • Local planning applications
    • District Council minutes and reports
    • Reference books
    • Maps
    • Social history objects
  • Free access to Ancestry.co.uk library edition where you can search-
    • Census and electoral rolls
    • Parish registers
    • Births marriages, deaths, including parish records
    • Military
    • Wills and probate
    • And more…..

Many of our volunteers have conducted their own research which is stored in our History Files in the archive, available to view on request.  Volunteer archivist, Ann Sewell, has written many interesting articles about the history of local buildings, people and industry. Click here to see them.

Pop into Heritage Link, send us an email or telephone us with any enquiries.  There is usually a volunteer around to help you, if not leave a message, or fill out an Enquiry Form and we will get back to you.