Links to local organisations

Here are links to a host of local Belper and Derbyshire organisations which Belper Historical Society feel may help you with your research.

Click on the logo to take you to the relevant page.

Belper Geneology

A Facebook site which specialises in Belper families. In order to access the site you will have to go to Facebook and join the group.

Belper Research

Website contains some general information about the town of Belper and its people as well as such genealogical records as are available.

Charted Territory

Travel through the maps of the Derwent Valley Mills World Heritage Site. An exhibition by Derbyshire Record office.

Derbyshire Archaeological Society

The Derbyshire Archaeological Society was founded in 1878 to encourage interest in the County’s archaeology and natural history.

Derbyshire Family History Society

For over 25 years the Derbyshire Family History Society has linked together people researching their family history in Derbyshire. The Society has an extensive library of documents which  are available to look at on their website.

Derbyshire Record Office

Derbyshire Record Office provides the archives and local studies services for the county, bringing Derbyshire’s fascinating past to life for residents, visitors and students.

Derwent Valley Mills World Heritage Site

Belper is a major part of the Derwent Valley Mills World Heritage Site. This 16 mile site runs from Masson Mills in the North to Derby Silk Mill in the south.

Milford & Makeney

The Milford & Makeney community group website. Includes a section on local history.

Strutts Community Centre

 Strutts Community Centre is home to many Belper clubs and groups including Belper Historical Society. Run by volunteers, it is a huge asset to the town.


Strutt's North Mill Museum

Strutt’s North Mill Museum is closed but the volunteers still offer guided historical walks which tell the story of Belper.