​Northamptonshire Archives and Heritage at the Record Office

Visit the Northamptonshire Record Office to see 800 years of Northamptonshire's family and local history.

  • Family history

    Looking to research your family history? Northamptonshire Archives can help. 

    Whether you are just starting out, or are looking for an elusive detail, our huge range of documents could be exactly what you are looking for.

  • Local history

    Researching a location in Northamptonshire? Northamptonshire Archives have a huge range of information that can help. We can help you find out more about the people and businesses that have made a place what it is today using a sources unavailable elsewhere.

  • Professionals

    Northamptonshire Archives understands the needs of teachers, students, university academics and professionals such as developers and planners and we have a passion for seeing our collections used to further knowledge and to help the county grow. 

  • Coronavirus diaries

    ​Northamptonshire Archives and Heritage Service is looking to collect material that reflects the impact the Covid-19 emergency has had on the organisations, communities and people of Northamptonshire.

See how your local town centre has changed over the years

"" Northampton Market Square,  about 1904
"" Northampton Market Square, 2016

"I have just spent two wonderful enlightening days using the facilities provided at the archive, the staff were very helpful … I cannot thank you all enough it made the trip from Kent, worthwhile."

​Here are some of the images that we hold

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