UK Local History

Local history research plays a vital role in cultivating community identity and belonging, drawing in those who may not initially see how history is relevant to them. Whether you are researching your own part of the UK or simply want to get closer to the lives of the ordinary (and extraordinary) people who have called these islands home, we have something for you.

Explore the newest findings from local history societies around the country, whose work enriches our understanding of our shared past.

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More from local history societies

We are proud to work with local history groups around the UK to help their research reach a wider audience. Many societies offer their publications to members at a discount, or free as part of their membership fees.

You can learn more about our partners below:

Work with us to bring your historical research to life

We are proud to provide scholarly publishing services to local history societies, giving their valuable research greater visibility. Learned societies and institutions including Pipe Roll SocietyLincoln Record Society and Navy Record Society trust us to produce, promote and distribute their publications.