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Researcher at the Guildhall Library, London
« on: Wednesday 28 February 18 12:56 GMT (UK) »
Hi, I need to get a check done on  Absent Voters Lists (held at the Guildhall and not on Ancestry/FindMyPast) and I need to find a researcher, please can anybody recommend one from personal knowledge ?
thanks Pete

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Re: Researcher at the Guildhall Library, London
« Reply #1 on: Monday 05 March 18 16:01 GMT (UK) »
nobody ? ???

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Re: Researcher at the Guildhall Library, London
« Reply #2 on: Monday 05 March 18 16:34 GMT (UK) »
I would imagine most people would have been staying at home and avoiding the snow since you posted this request 5 days ago, you may have to be patient  ;D

It may be an idea to give details of what you are looking for in case anyone goes there.
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Re: Researcher at the Guildhall Library, London
« Reply #3 on: Monday 05 March 18 17:27 GMT (UK) »
Most of the London/South East based researchers on the AGRA list will visit the Guildhall for you

http://www.agra.org.uk

For a very simple look-up it may be cheaper to see if the Guildhall have an in house research service (most archives do).

Are you sure the lists you want are at the Guildhall Library and not at the London Metropolitan Archives ... the catalogue is combined, and notoriously confusing.

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Re: Researcher at the Guildhall Library, London
« Reply #4 on: Monday 05 March 18 17:35 GMT (UK) »
The records are held at LMA, not at Guildhall. The holdings are described here ...

https://search.lma.gov.uk/SCRIPTS/MWIMAIN.DLL/157552417/2/1/14?RECORD&DATABASE=RESEARCH_GUIDES

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Re: Researcher at the Guildhall Library, London
« Reply #5 on: Monday 05 March 18 19:50 GMT (UK) »
The records are held at LMA, not at Guildhall. The holdings are described here ...

I understand there are some documents at the Guildhall which aren't available at the LMA.

If AncestryPete could give a bit more of a hint at what is needed there might be somone happening to be passing through the area of the Guildhall in the near future.

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Re: Researcher at the Guildhall Library, London
« Reply #6 on: Tuesday 06 March 18 07:40 GMT (UK) »
The records are held at LMA, not at Guildhall. The holdings are described here ...

I understand there are some documents at the Guildhall which aren't available at the LMA.

If AncestryPete could give a bit more of a hint at what is needed there might be somone happening to be passing through the area of the Guildhall in the near future.

As I also suggested on post 2.  People that visit these archives sometimes check before going if there is anything that anyone on here may want looking at.
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Re: Researcher at the Guildhall Library, London
« Reply #7 on: Tuesday 06 March 18 13:04 GMT (UK) »
From experience on the L&M boards, researchers in and around London who visit the various London archives are few and far between.

You might have a bit of a wait for someone to come forward with an offer of help.

But please post specifically with your look-up request details.

The information may be available else where such as the British Library.
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Sherry-Paddington & Marylebone,
Longhurst-Ealing & Capel, Abinger, Ewhurst & Ockley,
Chandler-Chelsea

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Re: Researcher at the Guildhall Library, London
« Reply #8 on: Wednesday 07 March 18 15:21 GMT (UK) »
Thanks to all for the guidance.  Yes the weather was quite nasty wasn't it.

I'm trying to locate Albert Henry Bird of the New Cross (now SE14) area on the Absent Voters Lists for 1918-20 and would appreciate any help.

thanks Pete