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Our online catalogue has over 830,000 entries and new material is being added to it regularly so please keep checking for new material.

Most of our collections will have a general description on the online catalogue which will tell you what type of records are held in each collection. 

Tips to make a successful search:

  • Start with a subject word or place name
  • Don’t search for an individual person’s name, search for the type of record(s) the person might be mentioned in (the name of a church or a hospital, the name of a business they worked for)
  • Look for variations of spellings if you do not find a result first time
  • View our guide with hints and tips for searching the catalogue here

Finding the information you are interested in within archives is not always straight forward.  We are trained to help you get the most out of your search for information so if you are at all unsure where to begin your search of the archives please contact us or take a look at our page on collection guides.