Registered Charity No 518870   © LRFHS 2019


The Society has an excellent Research Centre situated at

Unit 4B, Pilot House, King Street, Leicester, LE1 6RN.

Click the address to see a Google Maps location of the centre.

The Centre is run by volunteers who give their time freely to help all members and visitors with their family history research.

The spacious Centre has an area for viewing the Society's extensive range of microfiche data and books, and there are 12 computers available to access the internet.

Amongst the Society's holdings are the General Register Office's Births, Marriages, and Deaths Indexes from 1837 to 2002; the National Probate Index containing details of 7 million wills; and the Mormon International Genealogical Index (IGI).

Using the Centre's internet connections you can access resources such as Family Search, the Commonwealth War Graves Commission's database, and many different record office and library catalogues.

The centre also houses numerous CDs that record millions of family history records from counties across the United Kingdom - a goldmine of information to aid and interest the family historian.

The Centre’s range of research material and equipment is regularly updated and the volunteer assistants in the Centre are happy to assist newcomers in the quest for their family history, and will offer valuable advice and assistance when requested.

If you are travelling from afar to use the Centre please speak to a volunteer to make sure the records that you seek will be available to you, call:

 +44 (0)116 285 7211

The opening times of the centre are:

Monday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday 10.00 am until 4.00 pm

Saturday 9.00 am until 12.30 pm

The Centre is CLOSED on the following dates:

Thursday 18 April re-opens Wednesday 24 April 2019

Saturday 4 May re-opens Wednesday 8 May 2019

Saturday 25 May re-opens Wednesday 29 May 2019

Saturday 24 August re-opens Wed. 28 August 2019

Saturday 14 December 2019 and does not re-open until Wednesday 8 January 2020.

If you wish to download a printable plan that shows the full layout of the LRFHS Research Centre click on the below button.

The LRFHS Research Centre