Archives

I can undertake research in any London archive including the following.

The National Archives, Ruskin Avenue, Kew, Richmond, Surrey TW9 4DU Tel: 020 8876 3444

The National Archives is the main archive for the UK government. The successor to the Public Record Office, it was formed out of that institution and the Historical Manuscripts Commission, the Office of Public Sector Information and Her Majesty’s Stationery Office. The breadth of the collection is staggering and is of use to all those interested in family, military, local or national history. It contains state papers, military records, police service records, nursing registers and records concerning immigration and emigration. The research guides produced by the National Archives are a useful introduction to the collection which can be searched via the online catalogue here.

The Society of Genealogists, 14 Charterhouse Buildings, Goswell Road, London EC1M 7BA Tel: 020 7251 8799

Based in Clerkenwell the Society is the largest Genealogical Library outside of the USA, and holds a huge collection of parish records, monumental inscriptions and census material covering the whole country. It further holds over 9,000 county sources and a large number of local histories and directories. Its catalogue can be found here.

The British Library, 96 Euston Road, London NW1 2DB Tel: 0870 444 1500

The British Newspaper Library, Colindale Avenue, London NW9 5HE Tel: 020 7412 7353

The British Newspaper Libary has copies of newspapers from across the country, both originals and on micofilm. It is useful to the family and military historian for obituaries and other events.

The Imperial War Museum London, Lambeth Road, London, SE1 6HZ Tel: 020 7416 5320/5321

The National Army Museum, Royal Hospital Road, Chelsea, London SW3 4HT Tel: 020 7730 0717

The repository of the British Army, the National Army Museum exists to educate and promote the roll of the Army throughout history. Its collections include uniforms, weapson, equipment, medals, film, photographs and printed books, all of which can be invaluable to the family/military historian. Of special interest are the extensive holdings of regimental and campaign histories which may be accessed in the reading room.

London Record Offices.

Listed below are some examples of the record offices I can visit on your behalf. Contact me if the archive you are interested in is not listed.

London Metropolitan Archives, 40 Northampton Road, London EC1R 0HB Tel: 020 7332 3820

The London Metropolitan Archives contains the holdings of the Corporation of London.

The Guildhall Library, Aldermanbury, London EC2P 2EJ Tel 020 7332 1868/020 7332 1870

The Guildhall Library is a wonderful resource for those interested in the history of London and includes printed books, manuscripts, and prints, maps and drawings. The former specialises on the history of the City of London and includes poll books, trade directories and parish register transcripts. For more information on their holdings click here.

Camden Local Studies and Archives Centre
Holborn Library
32-38 Theobalds Road
London WC1
Tel: 020 7974 6342

Hackney Archives and Local Studies Library
43 De Beauvoir Road
London N1 5SQ
Tel: 020 7241 2886

Haringey Archives and Local History Library
Bruce Castle Museum
Lordship Lane
London N17 8NU
Tel: 020 8808 8772

Islington Local History Centre
Finsbury Library
245 St John’s Street
London EC1V 4NB
Tel: 020 7527 7988

Lambeth Archives
Minet Library
52 Knatchbull Road
London SE5 9QY
Tel: 020 7926 6076

Newham Archives and Local Studies Library
Stratford Library
3 The Grove
London E15 1EL
Tel: 020 8430 6881

Southwark Local History Library
211 Borough High Street
London SE1 1JA
Tel: 020 7525 2000

Tower Hamlets Archives
277 Bancroft Road
London E1 4DQ
Tel: 020 7364 1289 / 1290

Westminster Archives Centre
10 St. Ann’s Street
London SW1P 2DE
Tel: 020 7641 5180

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