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Cambridgeshire Archives Service holds a wealth of unique historic records and other resources relating to Cambridgeshire, the former counties of Huntingdonshire and the Isle of Ely and their communities. 

The new home for Cambridgeshire Archives has been confirmed and alteration work on the site in Ely has now begun. Both Cambridgeshire and Huntingdonshire Archives will be temporarily closed to the public from 1 December 2018. Starting 3 October 2018, Cambridgeshire Archives will be closed on Wednesdays (Huntingdonshire Archives will remain open on Wednesdays until 1 December).
We are temporarily no longer accepting most deposits of records. 

These records are free for the public to consult in our searchrooms at Cambridgeshire and Huntingdonshire Archives, assisted by our expert staff. 

Search the online catalogue of our records and find out where listed documents are located or check our list of Cambridgeshire parishes to see where parish records are held. 

Find out more about visiting Cambridgeshire and Huntingdonshire Archives

Starting your research

Please see our popular research topics webpage for an A-Z guide to the records we hold and advice on tracing family history, house history and other frequently requested subjects.

Other services we offer

Our staff are always happy to check our catalogues and other finding aids and advise on possible sources for your research free of charge. If you are unable to visit the archives or would like some expert assistance, we provide a range of professional research services. We can also offer various options for obtaining copies of documents in our care, ranging from photocopies and microfilm printouts to high resolution digital images.

To find out more about these and our other popular services, click on the images below.

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Historic research service

Researcher copying using microfiche

Copying service

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Image enhancement service

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Scanning and digitisation

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Document conservation and repair

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Group visits and talks

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We take protecting your personal privacy seriously. Click below to see our policies and procedures on the collection, use and disclosure of your information: 

Cambridgeshire Archives Privacy Notice

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