Archives and Record Offices

  

Please remember that archives may not hold records of the children's home in which you are interested and, even when they do, they may not be able to let you see them. See our section on Accessing Records, for more on this.

  

National Archives

 

UK

Wales

Scotland

 

Archives and Records Offices in England

 

B

 

Bedfordshire and Luton Archives and Records Service

Berkshire Record Office

Birmingham Archives and Heritage

or try their new page on the Library of Birmingham site

Brighton (The Keep)

Bristol Record Office

Centre for Buckinghamshire Studies

 

C

Cambs Archives and Local Studies

Cheshire Record Office

Cornwall Record Office

Coventry History Centre

Cumbria Archive Service

 

D

Derbyshire Record Office

Devon Heritage Services

Dorset History Centre

 

 

H

Hull History Centre

 

K

Kent History and Library Centre

 

L

Lancashire Archives

Lincolnshire Archives

London Metropolitan Archives

 

M

Manchester Archive and Record Office

 

O

Oxfordshire History Centre

 

S

Sheffield Archives and Local Studies

Shropshire Archives

Staffordshire and Stoke on Trent Archive Service

 

T

Tyne and Wear Archives Service

 

W

Warwickshire County Records Office

West Yorkshire Archive Service

Wiltshire and Swindon History Centre

Wolverhampton City Archives

Worcestershire Archives

 

 

 

  

 

 

Looking for help? Try our new guide!

 

How to research childhoods spent in former children;s homes, orphanages, cottage homes and other children's institutions.

 

Available directly from us.