County record offices in England, Scotland and Wales

(See also my genealogy news website Geneally and my regular articles in Your Family Tree magazine.)

Click the county name for the CRO’s home page. (Main links updated October 2011; others may have changed.)

England

BEDFORDSHIRECatalogueBedfordshire Gaol Register
BERKSHIREEnclosure maps
BUCKINGHAMSHIREWills and Victorian prisoners
CAMBRIDGESHIRECatalogueCommunity Archives Network (images)
CHESHIRE CatalogueWills/railway staff/cemetery/freemen/tithe mapsTrade directories
CORNWALLCatalogueGazetteer of manors
CUMBRIACatalogue
DERBYSHIRECatalogueWillsPrisoner recordsPoor Law removal orders
DEVONCatalogueTithe apportionments
DORSETCatalogueImage library
DURHAMCatalogueDurham collieries
TYNE & WEARCatalogue
ESSEXCatalogue
GLOUCESTERSHIREGenealogical database
HAMPSHIRECatalogueWills
ISLE OF WIGHTPaupers/alehouse licences
HEREFORDSHIRE
HERTFORDSHIRECatalogueNames database
KENTCatalogue
LANCASHIRECatalogueCommunity archive
LEICESTERSHIRECatalogueGypsies and travellers
LINCOLNSHIRECatalogueTransported convictsWills
NORFOLKCatalogueCommunity archive
NORTHAMPTONSHIRE
NORTHUMBERLANDCatalogueCommunity archive
NOTTINGHAMSHIRECatalogue
OXFORDSHIRECatalogueDark Archivist (crime records etc)
SHROPSHIRECatalogueDiscovering Shropshire’s History
SOMERSETCatalogueWills/crew lists/prisonersMaps and postcards
STAFFORDSHIRECatalogueName indexesGazetteer
SUFFOLK
SURREYCatalogueExploring Surrey’s Past
SUSSEX, EAST
SUSSEX, WESTCatalogue
TYNE & WEARCatalogue
WARWICKSHIRECatalogueVictuallers/tithe apportionments/prisoners
WILTSHIRECatalogueWills
WORCESTERSHIRE
YORKSHIRE, EASTCatalogue
YORKSHIRE, NORTHCatalogue
YORKSHIRE, WESTCatalogueTithe maps

Wales

ANGLESEY
CARMARTHENSHIRE
CEREDIGIONCatalogue
CONWYLlandudno war memorials
DENBIGHCatalogue
FLINT
GLAMORGAN
GLAMORGAN, WESTCatalogue
GWENT
GWYNEDDCatalogueCommunity site on slate mining
PEMBROKE
POWYSCommunity history project

Scotland

ABERDEEN
ANGUSPeople image index
ARGYLL & BUTE
AYRSHIREBurgesses & Guild Brethren/Irvine Harbour Book
BORDERS
CLACKMANNAN
DUMFRIES & GALLOWAYCatalogueKirk sessions/jail books/shipping registers/1851 Census
EAST LOTHIAN
HIGHLANDCatalogue19th century newspapers
MIDLOTHIAN
MORAYCatalogue
ORKNEYCatalogue
PERTH & KINROSSBurial registersThreiplands peopleWomen’s sourcesPerthshire peopleMilitia
SHETLANDImage library
STIRLING
WEST LOTHIAN