Explore the rich history and heritage of Leicestershire. At Leicestershire Victoria County History Trust we are passionate about researching the history of our county and sharing our findings through publications, exhibitions and events. We provide free training and support to volunteers helping us with our research projects.
Our aim is to produce a multi-volume reference history of Leicestershire for the national Victoria County History series, which began in 1899. We are usually working in two or three Leicestershire parishes at any one time, finding out more about the history of each place from earliest times to the present day. If you would like to help, you can get involved in a range of activities either on your own or in a small group, including research in archive offices, local studies libraries or online, studying buildings, surveying landscapes, oral history projects or helping to create displays to share our research with local communities.
Our Leicestershire History website includes details of our current research projects, our publications and a series of research guides, which can also help you to explore key aspects of history in your own parish. See https://leicestershirehistory.co.uk/
Our county page on the national Victoria County History website includes links to draft texts in progress, our publications and details of how you can support our work. See https://www.history.ac.uk/research/victoria-county-history/county-histories-progress/leicestershire
The Heritage Lottery Fund supported our Charnwood Roots project (2013–7), which researched the histories of 35 towns, villages and hamlets in and around the Charnwood area. A database containing our findings is now online and free to use. See https://www.charnwoodroots.org/
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