Ancestral Tourism – Discover your Roots

Derbyshire and the Peak District are great places to research into your personal heritage and family history.

If you are interested in tracing your ancestry you may find branches of your family tree rooted in here in Derbyshire and the Peak District. Staying in our cosy log cabins at Hoe Grange Holidays is an ideal base for further research.

You can trace your ancestry by visiting birth places, work places and churches to discover where you came from and who you are, just like the celebrities do on the BBC programme ‘Who Do You Think You Are?’

Sir Richard Arkwright’s cotton mills were at the heart of the Industrial Revolution and drew their workforce from far and wide, or maybe your family helped build the networks of railways and canals that connected the factories to the cities.

David’s family were local farmers and his Great Grandfather John William Brown was very progressive customising Model T Fords for farm work.

John William Brown

The main family history collection and archives for Derbyshire County is kept at the Local Studies library in the Derbyshire Record Office.

You can easily make a start with your family tree and research local history by accessing information provided by Derbyshire County Council.