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A GUIDE TO LONDON ARCHIVES AND USEFUL INFORMATION LEAFLETS






There are numerous archives and local studies libraries in London. Many have very useful in-depth guides supplying information on almost any topic you might be interested in finding out more about. Checking these guides can save you time and help you with your research.

Just click on any of the blue underlined hyperlinks to view the topics you are interested in and find out more about the archives and their records.




The National Archives ARCHON Directory lists and links to all the many archives found in the London area as well as archives throughout the whole country.

 


NATIONAL ARCHIVES IN LONDON


THE NATIONAL ARCHIVES is the United Kingdom’s government's official archive, containing over 1,000 years of history. LOOKING FOR A PERSON? at The National Archives is probably one of the best starting points for family historians.


‘The research signposts listed below can help you uncover a person's history. Each guide tells you where you can find the relevant records, and how they can be accessed.
The National Archives holds many records which can help you find out about people's lives and careers. The signposts also point to useful records in other archives and organisations, and reveal which records are available online.’




The topics covered are

ADOPTION
AIRFORCE
ARMY
BIRTHS, MARRIAGES AND DEATHS
CENSUS
CHANGE OF NAME
CRIMINALS, BANKRUPTS AND LITIGANTS
DIVORCE
ELECTORAL REGISTRATION
MARINES
MERCHANT SEAMEN
MIGRANTS AND PASSENGERS
NAVY
POWS AND CONSCIENTIOUS OBJECTORS
OCCUPATIONS
WILLS
OTHER - includes ASYLUM INMATES and TRACING LIVING PEOPLE



which all link to further TNA IN-DEPTH GUIDES on a vast array of topics, to many to list in full here:

 
'These in-depth research guides are intended to provide detailed information on how to find and understand records on particular subjects. They have recently been updated to give them a new look and feel.'



Some of the main topics of interest for family historians are:


ARMED FORCES; APPRENTICESHIPS; ART AND ARTISTS; BANKRUPTCY AND INSOLVENCY; BMDS AT SEA; BURIALS; BUSINESS RECORDS; CATHOLIC RECORDS;

CENSUSES; CIVIL COURTS; CIVIL SERVANTS; COAL MINIG RECORDS; COLONIAL AND FOREIGN OFFICE RECORDS; CRIMINAL RECORDS; COASTGUARDS;

CORONERS' RECORDS CUSTOMS AND EXCISE OFFICERS; DIVORCE; EDUCATION; EMIGRATION AND IMMIGRATION; FLEET REGISTERS; INTERNEES;

JEWISH HISTORY; LAWYERS; LUNATIC ASYLUMS; MERCHANT SEAMEN; METROPOLITAN POLICE;  NATURALISATION; NAME CHANGES; NURSES;

PASSENGER LISTS;  PASSPORTS; POOR LAW RECORDS; OVERSEAS BMDS; RAILWAYS; REFUGEES; TAXATION; TRACING MISSING PERSONS;

WILLS AND DEATH DUTY REGISTERS


With over 250 guides on this website there really should be something to help everyone with research questions and interests



LOOKING FOR A PERSON? is only one of the sections on TNA RECORDS webpage
 

‘The National Archives is home to millions of documents, files and images that cover 1,000 years of history. Find out how we can help your research, through guides, tutorials, podcasts and our wiki.’


LOOKING FOR A PERSON?

LOOKING FOR A PLACE?

LOOKING FOR A SUBJECT?

CATALOGUES AND ONLINE RECORDS

UNDERSTAND THE ARCHIVES

PAYING FOR RESEARCH

QUICK ANIMATED GUIDES

YOUR ARCHIVES

PODCASTS





THE BRITISH LIBRARY is the national library of the United Kingdom, and one of the world's largest libraries in terms of total number of items held. 
The British Library READING ROOMS and link to catalogues.


The British Library has a very useful guide on ELECTORAL REGISTERS This really is a ‘must read’ before posting a request for a look up in electoral registers. 





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LONDON ARCHIVES



THE LONDON METROPOLITAN ARCHIVES is the largest local authority archive in the United Kingdom covering the whole of Greater London.


The LMA has over 60 research guides specifically covering areas of research with a focus on London sources
The main topics of interest are on:
 


ADOPTIONS; APPRENTICESHIP RECORDS OF CITY OF LONDON LIVERY COMPANIES;

BIRTHS, DEATHS AND MARRIAGES OVERSEAS; BLACK CARIBBEAN COMMUNITY ARCHIVES; BRAVERY AWARDS;

CEMETERY RECORDS; CITY OF LONDON BROKERS, FREEMEN AND STOCK EXCHANGE RECORDS; CHARTERED ACCOUNTANTS;

THE CHINESE COMMUNITY; CLERGY AND CHURCH OFFICIALS; CONVICTS AND TRANSPORTATION;

CORONERS AND INQUEST RECORDS; DEBTORS; DIRECTORIES; EDUCATION AND SCHOOL RECORDS;

ELECTORAL REGISTERS; EVACUATION IN THE SECOND WORLD WAR; FIRE INSURANCE RECORDS;

THE FOUNDLING HOSPITAL; THE GERMAN COMMUNITY; HOSPITAL RECORDS; HUGUENOT RECORDS; JEWISH RECORDS;

LAND TAX ASSESSMENTS; LICENSED VICTUALLERS RECORDS; LLOYDS OF LONDON AND TRINITY HOUSE;

MARRIAGE LICENCES (BONDS AND ALLEGATIONS); MERCHANT TAYLOR’S COMPANY; MIDDLESEX DEEDS REGISTRY;

NON-CONFORMIST REGISTERS; PARISH REGISTERS; PARKS AND OPEN SPACES; PENSIONS; POLICE RECORDS (CITY OF LONDON);

POOR LAW RECORDS; PRISONS; QUARTER SESSIONS RECORDS; THE RUSSIAN COMPANY RECORDS; THEATRES AND MUSIC HALLS;

VECHICLE REGISTRATION AND DRIVERS LICENCES; WATERMEN AND LIGHTERMEN RECORDS; WILLS AND PROBATE RECORDS


LMA INFORMATION LEAFLETS


Plus LONDON GENERATIONS Anglican parish registers of baptisms, marriages and burials for around 800 parishes within the former counties of London and Middlesex held at the LMA. 





THE GUILDHALL LIBRARY is a major public reference library which specialises in the history of London, especially the City, as well as having other significant collections.
The City of London, known today as the square mile, once made up the official area of London until the city rapidly spread in the C19th, engulfing parts of the surrounding counties and eventually the whole of Middlesex. 
The Guildhall library has research guides specifically covering areas of research in the City of London.

The main topics of interest are on: 
 

APPRENTICESHIP RECORDS; BIOGRAPHICAL SOURCES; BOYDS MARRIAGE INDEX; BUSINESS HISTORY RESOURCES;

CLOCK AND WATCHMAKERS; CRIMINALS; DIRECTORIES; IMMIGRATION; THE LONDON GAZETTE; MARINE RECORDS;

PASSENGER AND CREW LISTS 


GUILDHALL LIBRARY MANUSCRIPTS SECTION general guide gives details of organisations’ records held at the library and include amongst others.


ALMSHOUSES; BUSINESSES; CHARITIES; CLUBS AND SOCIETIES; CORPORATION OF LONDON RECORDS (includes cemeteries); INSTITUTIONS; LIVERY COMPANIES; MILITARY; RELIGIOUS; SCHOOLS AND COLLEGES; TWENTY-SIX CITY OF LONDON WARD RECORDS


Plus an ALPHABETICAL LIST OF PARISHES WITHIN THE SQUARE MILE OF THE CITY OF LONDON




COLLAGE many images both paintings, drawings and photographs from the Guildhall Art Gallery and the London Metropolitan Archives. 


London Metropolitan Archives and Guildhall Library records online at ANCESTRY 








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LONDON ARCHIVES




WESTMINSTER CITY ARCHIVES
The City of Westminster is a London borough occupying much of the central area of London including most of the West End (the former metropolitan boroughs of Paddington, Marylebone and Westminster). It is located to the west of and adjoining the ancient City of London.
The City of Westminster Archives has 15 research guides specifically covering areas of research with a focus on Westminster.

The main topics of interest are on:
 

CEMETERIES AND CREMATORIUMS; CORONERS RECORDS; ELECTORAL REGISTERS AND POLL BOOKS; HISTORICAL NOTES

ON WESTMINSTER SCHOOLS; MARRIAGE LICENCES; MONUMENTAL INSCRIPTIONS; NON-CONFORMIST REGISTERS; PRE

1841 CENSUSES AND LISTS OF INHABITANTS; POOR LAW RECORDS; REGISTRATION DISTRICTS; REGISTERS NOT HELD AT

WESTMINSTER ARCHIVES; ROMAN CATHOLIC REGISTERS; WILLS; WORKHOUSE LOCATIONS


CITY OF WESTMINSTER INFORMATION SHEETS   


Plus a LIST OF ANGLICAN PARISH REGISTERS HELD AS WESTMINSTER CITY ARCHIVES
 

Westminster Archives online records at FINDMYPAST 





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LINKS TO LONDON BOROUGH ARCHIVES




A MAP OF THE LONDON BOROUGHS to help navigate you to the local archives/library for the area you want to find. 

BRITISH TOWNS AND VILLAGES NETWORK is very useful website to help navigate a modern day map of Greater London, showing each London borough and the individual places within it. 




Greater London formed in 1965 has 32 London boroughs, plus the City of London. These boroughs were formed from the metropolitan boroughs of London established in 1889 and other areas of the counties of Middlesex (which disappeared), Essex, Kent and Surrey and a small part of Hertfordshire. All of the boroughs have their own local archives. Links to the City of London and the City of Westminster have already been given; these are the links to all the other London boroughs’ local archives and the areas they included in 1965.



BARKING AND DAGENHAM HERITAGE AND HISTORY ARCHIVES AND LOCAL STUDIES CENTRE
The municipal boroughs of Barking and Dagenham (most) from Essex


BARNET ARCHIVES AND LOCAL STUDIES CENTRE
The urban districts and municipal boroughs of Finchley, Friern Barnet and Hendon from Middlesex and Barnet and East Barnet from Hertfordshire


BEXLEY LOCAL STUDIES AND ARCHIVE CENTRE
The municipal borough of Bexley and Erith and the urban districts of Chislehurst and Sidcup (part) and Cray from Kent
 

BRENT ARCHIVES
The municipal boroughs of Wembley and Willesden from Middlesex


BROMLEY ARCHIVES
The municipal boroughs of Beckenham and Bromley and the urban districts of Penge and Orpington as well as Chislehurst from Kent


CAMDEN LOCAL STUDIES AND ARCHIVES CENTRE
The metropolitan boroughs of Hampstead, Holborn and St Pancras


CROYDON RECORDS AND ARCHIVES
The urban district of Coulsdon and Purley and the county borough of Croydon from Surrey


EALING LOCAL HISTORY CENTRE
The municipal boroughs of Acton, Ealing and Southall from Middlesex

 
ENFIELD LOCAL STUDIES LIBRARY AND ARCHIVES
The municipal boroughs of Edmonton, Enfield and Southgate from Middlesex


GREENWICH HERITAGE CENTRE
The metropolitan boroughs of Greenwich and Woolwich except for North Woolwich which became part of the London borough of Newham


HACKNEY ARCHIVES
The metropolitan boroughs of Hackney, Shoreditch and Stoke Newington


HAMMERSMITH AND FULHAM ARCHIVES AND LOCAL HISTORY CENTRE
The metropolitan boroughs of Fulham and Hammersmith


HARINGEY ARCHIVES AND LOCAL HISTORY
The municipal boroughs of Hornsey, Tottenham and Wood Green from Middlesex


HARROW LOCAL HISTORY LIBRARY
The municipal borough of Harrow from Middlesex


HAVERING LOCAL STUDIES AND FAMILY HISTORY CENTRE
The urban district of Hornchurch and the municipal borough of Havering from Essex





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LINKS TO LONDON BOROUGH ARCHIVES



HILLINGDON HERITAGE SERVICE
The urban districts and municipal borough of Hayes and Harlington, Ruislip-Northwood, Yiewsley and West Drayton and Uxbridge from Middlesex


HOUNSLOW LOCAL STUDIES LIBRARY
The urban districts of Brentford and Chiswick, Feltham, Heston and Isleworth from Middlesex


ISLINGTON LOCAL HISTORY CENTRE
The metropolitan boroughs of Finsbury and Islington


KENSINGTON AND CHELSEA LOCAL STUDIES
The metropolitan boroughs of Chelsea and Kensington


KINGSTON ARCHIVES AND LOCAL HISTORY SERVICE
The municipal boroughs of Kingston-upon-Thames, Malden and Coombe and Surbiton from Surrey


LAMBETH ARCHIVES
The metropolitan borough of Lambeth and the areas of Clapham, Streatham and Tooting formerly in the metropolitan borough of Wandsworth


LEWISHAM LOCAL HISTORY AND ARCHIVES CENTRE
The metropolitan boroughs of Deptford and Lewisham


MERTON LOCAL STUDIES CENTRE
The municipal boroughs and urban district of Merton and Morden, Mitcham and Wimbledon from Surrey
 

NEWHAM ARCHIVES AND LOCAL STUDIES LIBRARY
The county boroughs of East and West Ham, and a small area of the municipal borough of Barking from Essex and North Woolwich from the metropolitan borough of Woolwich formerly in Kent


REDBRIDGE INFORMATION AND HERITAGE SERVICE
The municipal boroughs of Ilford, Wanstead and Woodford, a part of the municipal borough of Dagenham and a part of the urban district of Chigwell from Essex


RICHMOND LOCAL STUDIES COLLECTION
The municipal boroughs of Twickenham from Middlesex and Barnes and Richmond from Surrey


SOUTHWARK LOCAL HISTORY LIBRARY
The metropolitan boroughs of Bermondsey, Camberwell and Southwark


SUTTON ARCHIVES AND LOCAL STUDIES
The municipal boroughs and urban district of Beddington and Wallington, Carshalton and Sutton and Cheam from Surrey
   

TOWER HAMLETS LOCAL HISTORY LIBRARY AND ARCHIVES
The metropolitan boroughs of Bethnal Green, Poplar and Stepney


WALTHAM FOREST ARCHIVES AND LOCAL STUDIES LIBRARY
The municipal boroughs of Chingford, Leyton and Waltham from Essex
 

WANDSWORTH HERITAGE SERVICE 
The metropolitan boroughs of Battersea and Wandsworth


Until 1965 Staines and Sunbury were in Middlesex, but transferred to Surrey in 1965. In 1972 they became part of Spelthorne Borough Council.


SPELTHORNE MUSEUM




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