Family History Research

Are you looking into your family history?

The Museum Archive holds maps, letters, diaries, regimental histories, journals (complete run), photographs, large (although incomplete) database of officers and soldiers, made up from information taken from hundreds of documents, mainly contained within the regimental archives and information provided by family members.

Areas we hold information are The Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby Regiment), The 45th (Nottinghamshire) Regiment of Foot, The 95th (Derbyshire) Regiment of Foot and Associated Militia and Rifle Corps. We have limited information relating to the Worcestershire & Sherwood Foresters (WFR) Regiment and the Mercian Regiment. 

We do not hold any personal service records. These are held at the National Archives for pre 1920s (0208 876 3444) or the Army Personnel Centre (0345 600 9663) for post 1920.

Family History Enquiry Service

We have an enquiry service to help in your research, we ask for £20 per soldier,  we charge for the time which it takes us to look into your enquiry. Please be aware that although we charge a fee there is no guarantee that any information on his service will be found in our archives. Initially we complete one hour of research and if we believe it may take longer, we will consult with you before proceeding.  

All funds raised from this service go directly back into the museum and preserve its collection for the future. 

Step 1

Fill in the below form with as much as you know about the soldier you wish to enquire about

Step 2

Make the payment via the Button below or by sending a cheque to us at:

RHQ Mercian, Foresters House, Chilwell, Nottingham.NG9 6QX

If you pay via cheque, please state this in the form below. 

Step 3

Await the results via email/post. We aim to get replies back to you within 6 weeks, if you haven’t heard anything after 6 weeks then please get in touch with us for an update.

Does your enquiry relate to the Worcestershire Regiment prior to 1970?