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Find people in Derby

Are you looking for a telephone number in Derby? Use the search box above to get started.

Derby is a city in the East Midlands and according to the 2011 census, has a population of 248,752. So, if you're trying to find someone in the city, you won't get far if you rely on old-fashioned methods. Our people searching tools can help you find them at the click of a button.

The rest of this guide will provide you with more information on Derby's census records and archives, to further help you with your search.

Derby Electoral Register Archives

White Pages offers you access to the edited version of the electoral register. However, you can view the full version of the electoral register under supervision at certain official venues or at The British Library.

In Derby, you can view current and historic copies of the full electoral register at:

Electoral Services
Derby City Council
The Council House
Corporation Street

You must make an appointment to view the full electoral register, under supervision at the Electoral Services Office. The contact number is 01332 640837.

Changes in City and County Boundaries

There are a number of wards which were previously part of Derby, but are no longer. These include Babington, Becket, Bridge, Friar Gate, King's Mead, Rowditch, Allestree, Breadsall and Spondon.

Therefore, if you're looking for records of people from these areas, they may be held at Derby City Council.


The city of Derby is divided into 17 wards, including:

  • Abbey
  • Allestree
  • Alvaston
  • Arboretum
  • Blagreaves
  • Boulton
  • Chaddesden
  • Chellaston
  • Darley
  • Derwent
  • Littleover
  • Mackworth
  • Mickleover
  • Normanton
  • Oakwood
  • Sinfin
  • Spondon

If you're using White Pages to try and find someone in Derby, entering their name with one of these wards may help to narrow the search results.


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For More on Derby's Local History

Derby City Council’s Local Studies Library offers free access to family history and local studies websites, and has a collection of resources on Derby's history.