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Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead


Contents
Principal Public Libraries with family history resources
Research services
Registrar General's Index
Census records
Directories
Electoral registers
Poll books
International Genealogical Index
Unpublished indexes
Parish registers
Periodicals
Published transcripts
Other materials
Guides to collections
Record Office address
Other information

Library Services URL:
Chapman County Codes (BS 6879): Maidenhead: BRK, BKM, OXF Windsor: BRK, SRY

2. Principal Libraries with Family History resources

Maidenhead Library
St Ives Road
Maidenhead
Berkshire
SL6 1QU
Tel: 01628-796968
Fax: 01628-796971
Email:
maidenhead.ref@rbwm.gov.uk
Contact: Mr Chris Atkins

Windsor Library
Bachelors Acre
Windsor
Berkshire
SL4 1ER
Tel: 01753-743941
Fax: 01753-743942
Email: Windsor.library@rbwm.gov.uk
Contact: Mr Chris Atkins





Opening hours:

Maidenhead
Monday: 09.30-17.00
Tuesday: 09.30-20.00
Wednesday:09.30-17.00
Thursday: 09.30-20.00
Friday: 09.30-19.00
Saturday: 09.30-16.00

Windsor
Monday: 09.30-17.00
Tuesday: 09.30-20.00
Wednesday:14.00-17.00
Thursday: 09.30-17.00
Friday: 09.30-19.00
Saturday: 09.30-15.00




Other Libraries:


3. Research Service

Service available? Yes

Fee-based? Yes. After first 15 minutes. 12.15 (11.10 to Borough's advantage card holders) per 15 minutes.

Provided by local Record Office? Yes. Please contact the Berkshire Record Office (B.R.O.) for details.




4. Births, Deaths and Marriages

Registrar General's Indexes from 1837 (microform), or Registrar General for Scotland's Computerised Index from 1855.

Locations Not held by library service. Held by Berkshire Record Office (B.R.O.).

Register Office at the Town Hall, Maidenhead holds indexes for Maidenhead and Windsor districts only. Enquirers are advised to write or make an apointment: 01628 796422.



5. Census returns

Maidenhead:
1841, 1851, 1861, 1871, 1881, 1891, 1901
(Please note, these are microfilm of the Maidenhead area only, please telephone if you wish to check a particular parish).

In hard copy we hold:
1841 - Cookham parish
1851 - Maidenhead Town
1851 - White Waltham parish

BFHS name index to 1851 census of Berkshire v.10, (Bray and Cookham subdistricts of Cookham registration district). Place index to 1841 census of Berkshire.

1881 (Microfiche transcript Berkshire and Buckinghamshire)

Windsor:
1841 (Transcription from microfilm New Windsor only)
1841 (Microfilm) Windsor Enumeration District, Binfield, Cookham, Sunninghill, Easthampstead, Winkfield, Old Windsor
1851 (Microfilm) New Windsor, Clewer, Egham, Sunningdale, Ascot, Cranbourne, Holloway Sanitorium, Royal Indian Engineering College
1851 (Bound volume) Windsor Enumeration District
1861 (Microfilm) Egham, Old Windsor, Sunninghill, Virginia Water, Ascot Heath, Englefield Green, Windsor Castle, New Windsor, Clewer, Barracks/Hospital
1871 (Microfilm) New Windsor, Clewer, Dedworth, Old Windsor, Infantry Barracks, Cavalry Barracks, Windsor Castle, Beaumont College, Thorpe, Egham, Sunninghill
1881 (Bound volume) Windsor Enumeration District
1881 (Microfiche transcript) Berkshire
1891 (Microfilm) Windsor Enumeration District
1901 (Microfilm) Windsor Enumeration District
BFHS name index to 1851 census (Windsor)
The 1881 British Census and National Index on CD-Rom is available at both Windsor and Maidenhead libraries.
6. Directories

6(a) County and Regional Directories

Maidenhead:
Billing's Berks and Oxon 1854
Dutton Allen Oxon, Berks, Bucks (2nd ed.) and maps. 1863
Hunt's Royal Windsor Directory 1846 (includes Eton, Slough, Maidenhead, Burnham, Taplow, Winkfield, Egham, Staines)
Kelly's Berkshire 1883, 1915, 1928, 1931
Kelly's Berks, Bucks and Oxon 1891, 1895, 1903, 1911, 1935, 1939
Loosley Almanack and Directory 1880
Oxley's Directory of Maidenhead and District 1923
Pigot's Berkshire 1830-31, 1842, 1844
Snare Berkshire Guide 1843
Walton's Berkshire 1968-1969

Windsor:
Aubrey & Co's Berks and Bucks Directory 1915 (Classified trades only: no private residents)
Bucks and Berks Area Trades Directory 196? (Classified trades only: no private residents)
Cassey's Directory of Berks and Oxon 1868
Kelly's Berkshire 1924, 1931, 1935, 1939
Kelly's Berks, Bucks and Oxon 1895
Pigot's Directory of Berkshire 1830 (Microfiche)
Pigot's Directory of Berkshire 1842
Reading Berks and Oxford Directory (Classified trades only: no private residents) 1971




6(b) City and Town Directories

Maidenhead:
Cassey's Maidenhead 1868
Billings Maidenhead 1854
Harrods Maidenhead 1876
Kelly's Maidenhead 1847, 1864, 1869, 1899, 1920 (Photocopied extracts)
1929-30, 1936, 1940, 1942-43, 1948, 1952, 1955, 1957, 1960, 1963, 1965, 1967-74
Pigot's Maidenhead 1823 (Photocopied extract)
Smith's Postal Directory of Maidenhead, Marlow and district with a new street plan and map 1897.
Smith's Postal Directory of the mid-Thames Valley 1912-1913, Maidenhead, Henley and Marlow and the surrounding districts.
Universal Maidenhead 1798

Windsor:
Billing's Directory of Berks and Oxon 1854 (Photocopy of Windsor Section only)
Keates and Adams Directory of Oxon, Berks and Bucks 1861 (Photocopy of Windsor Section only)
Kelly's Berkshire 1877 (Photocopy of Windsor Section only)
Kelly's Berkshire 1887 (Photocopy of Clewer Section only)
Kelly's Berkshire 1891 (Photocopy of Clewer Section only)
Kelly's Berkshire 1899 (Photocopy of Windsor Section only)
Kelly's Windsor 1926, 1928, 1930, 1932, 1934, 1940, 1947, 1950, 1953, 1956, 1960, 1963, 1965, 1967, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1974
Key Directory of Slough and Windsor (Classified trades only: no private residents)
Marshalls Directory of Windsor 1890, 1900, 1901, 1902, 1904, 1905, 1906,1907, 1909, 1910, 1916, 1920
Oxleys Directory of Windsor 1922, 1925
Pigot's Directory of Berks 1842 (Photocopy of Windsor Section only)
Post Office Directory 1883 (Photocopy of Windsor Section only)
Slater's Directory of Berks 1852-3 (Photocopy of Windsor Section only)

6(c) Telephone Directories

Maidenhead:
Southern Section 1906-7
Reading Area: 1952, 1955, 1957, 1958, 1959, 1960-1975 incl., 1977, 1980, 1982, 1984, 1985, 1989, 1993, 1994
Slough Area: 1985, 1986, 1988, 1991, 1997, 1999

Commercial/Yellow Pages: 1961 (Commercial), 1976-78, 1980-87 incl., 1989, 1992/3, 1995/6 (Yellow Pages) 1984-85, 1985-86, 1988-89, 1989-90, 1990-91, 1991-92, 1993-94 (Thomsons), 1982, 1983-84, 1988-89, 1989-90, 1990-91, 1996-97 (Telepages)
Postcodes: 1970, 1979, 1988, 1992, 1995/6, 1996

Windsor:
Reading Area: 1977, 1979, 1980, 1982, 1984
Slough Area: 1985, 1986, 1988, 1990, 1991, 1993, 1994, 1996, 1997, 1999
Yellow Pages (Reading Area): 1977, 1978, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1985, 1987, 1989, 1990, 1991/2, 1992/3, 1993/4, 1994/5, 1995/6, 1996/7, 1997/8
Telepages: 1984/5, 1993
Thomson's: 1987/8, 1988/9, 1989/90, 1990-91, 1993-94, 1994/5, 1996/7





7. Electoral registers and polls books

7(a) Electoral Registers

Maidenhead: Bound volumes:
Maidenhead Borough: 1947, 1948, 1951-2, 1956-7, 1957-8, 1958-9, 1961-2, 1962-3, 1964-5, 1966-7, 1969-70, 1971-1975 incl.
Windsor Constituency: 1950, 1952, 1953, 1954, 1967, 1968
Maidenhead and Cookham: 1959-62 incl., 1963-4, 1965-6, 1975-1994.
Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead (created 1974): 1994-1998 incl. Plus current year.


Maidenhead: Microfiche
Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead 1989-2000

Windsor: Bound Volumes
Windsor Borough: 1976-77
Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead: 1978-2000

Also held by Berkshire Record Office

7(b) Poll Books

Not held in general. However at Maidenhead we have a single volume for the Maidenhead District c1832




8. International Genealogical Index (IGI)

Maidenhead:
1988 microfiche. England, Wales, Scotland, Ireland, Channel Islands

Windsor:
1992 microfiche. England, Wales, Scotland, Ireland, Channel Islands




9. Unpublished Indexes

Maidenhead:
'Local Studies' card file listing sources of information on local history topics from books, pamphlets and the Maidenhead Advertiser.
Card index by author (or title if no author) & by in-house classification number to collection of local studies books.

Windsor:
Local Studies card file listing sources of information on local history topics.




10. Parish Registers

Maidenhead:Transcripts of registers for all Maidenhead parishes except Waltham St. Lawrence, and transcripts of registers for a number of other parishes in former Berkshire, but not including Windsor. Known as the "Brooks collection", covering the period from 1500's to 1837. More recent registers are held at the Berkshire Record Office.

Windsor:
New Windsor (St. John the Baptist) only:
Baptisms 1559-1753 & 1754-1837
Marriages: 1559-1837
Burials: 1560-1726 & 1726-1837
Index: 1559-1837




11. Periodicals (excl. newspapers)

Maidenhead
Thames Valley Countryside, 1961-1973
Berks and Bucks Countryside, 1971, 1974-1985
Home Counties Magazine, 1901-1908
Berkshire Archaeological Society Reports, 1879-82, 1888-93
then renamed to:
Berks, Bucks & Oxon Archaeological Journal, 1895-1933
then renamed to:
Berkshire Archaeological Journal, 1934-1993

Windsor:
Berks, Bucks & Oxon Archaeological Journal, 1895-1933
then renamed to:
Berkshire Archaeological Journal, 1934-1993




12. Published Transcripts of Archival Material

None held




13. Other material

Maidenhead:
Local newspapers:


Transcript of 1840 Survey of the Parish of Cookham* by John Terry (Shows ownership/use of buildings and land), survey, guide and accompanying maps

Original notebooks of Stephen Darby (local historian, died 1911) covering the history and historical documents of the parish of Cookham*, including a plan of Cookham Parish churchyard showing occupants of graves. 19 volumes and name/place index.

Typed notes on the history of Cookham and Cookham Dean, including information from historical documents, by B.M. Dodds (20th Century) 3 volumes.


* Includes the town of Maidenhead from the Bath Road northwards until 1894.

Rev. Thomas Whateley's Notebook, Vicar of Cookham 1797-1837 Mr J Wesley Walker's notebook 1909
Historical Ordnance Survey maps of the local area. Please telephone for details.

Windsor:
Local newspaper: Windsor and Eton Express 1900-
Windsor and Maidenhead Observer 1991- (was the Windsor and Eton Observer to 1997, then Windsor, Ascot and Maidenhead Observer for 1998)




14. Guides to Collections

None held




15. Local Record Offices

Berkshire Record Office
9, Coley Avenue
Reading
Berkshire
RG1 6AF
Tel: 0118 901 5132
Fax: 0118 901 5131




Other information

At both Maidenhead & Windsor, all items are housed in the Local Studies section of the Reference Library, except when stated otherwise.