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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. 

Both Cambridgeshire and Huntingdonshire Archives are now closed to the public. Huntingdonshire Archives is scheduled to reopen fully on Monday 3 June 2019 in its existing location at Huntingdon Library. Cambridgeshire Archives will reopen in its new premises in Ely in the early autumn of 2019.  For more details please go to Visit our archives         
You are welcome to follow the progress of construction of the new Ely archives centre on our Facebook page and on Instagram

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. 

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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

Due to the large amount of work necessary to prepare our archives for the move to Ely, our staff can currently offer only a very limited range of services. We are  not accepting most deposits of records, we are not delivering outreach or education events, we are not carrying out any research enquiries and we are not accepting new orders for digitisation of our records. Digitisation of external records may still be possible but it depends on staff resource availability.

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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