- We are an informal group without any official membership,
elected officers or affiliations to any other organisation.
- The group comprises enthusiasts mainly in the fields of
family history and local history and is involved in recording
monumental inscriptions in churches, churchyards and
cemeteries throughout Derbyshire, with occasional visits over
the county border.
- During the winter months effort is transferred to the
transcribing of parish registers and other archival records
held at the County Record Office, Matlock. These are checked
and indexed during' workshop' meetings held in the group's
headquarters in Somercotes (near Alfreton).
- Our meetings are held at:-
BIRCHWOOD METHODIST CHAPEL,
Check here to see a Google Map of the area.
Visitors are very welcome to attend any of our meetings, and may
search in our ever-growing library.
- Workshop meetings are held every Wednesday,
from 09:30a.m. to 1:00p.m, at Birchwood Methodist Chapel.
Those people who are able to visit our Library will be made most
welcome. The number of people visiting and returning week after week
is still growing. It is very pleasing to note that people do return
simply to help with the indexing and filing when they have seen what a
happy and industrious group we are. Several people have made family
contacts through visiting the Library and meeting others researching the
same family lines or being put in touch with other researchers through
the use of our files.
- DARG's records are not for sale, nor available on computer,
but we are very happy to answer enquiries by post. No charges are
levied, but donations are always welcome, either from fellow
enthusiasts, or from those who benefit from our services.
- We can supply full details of specific memorial inscriptions in
churchyards and cemeteries or from parish registers, etc. by post,
provided they are accompanied by a stamped, self-addressed envelope.
Overseas enquirers please note that foreign stamps cannot be used as
return postage, therefore please include a donation (in sterling) to
cover - at least - the cost of return postage.
- We do not have an email address. All communications MUST be by
post or by telephone; however as indicated above, we cannot answer
queries by post without the cost of return postage. A list of
current UK postal charges is available on the
Royal Mail website.
- For postal enquiries please write to Winifred Waterall, 86 High Street,
Loscoe, Heanor, Derbyshire DE75 7LF, UK. We are unable to accept
foreign cheques, so all donations must be in sterling. Please
make cheques payable to "Derbyshire Ancestral Research Group"
("DARG" alone in not acceptable at our Bank) - thank you.
- For telephone enquiries on Library holdings please call Margaret Brooksbank,
telephone 01773 604916.
- Note: our offer of searches is restricted to our own transcripts
and other material in our own Library (as listed on these pages). It does
NOT extend to collections elsewhere.
The information on this website is reproduced by Rosemary Lockie from
the Derbyshire Ancestral Research Group's twice-yearly Newsletters on
an "as is" basis, without any representation or endorsement
made, nor warranty of any kind whether express or implied as to its accuracy
or completeness, or its fitness for any particular purpose. I have no
connection with DARG, other than being a satisfied beneficiary of their
service, and I shall not be liable to any person for any loss or damage which
may arise from its use.
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