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Bournemouth Borough Council

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Unpublished indexes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

Library Services URL: http://www.bournemouth.gov.uk/
Chapman County Codes (BS 6879):

2. Principal Libraries with Family History resources

The Heritage Zone,
Bournemouth Library,
22 The Triangle
BH2 5RQ.

Tel: 01202 454848
Fax: 01202 454840
Bournemouth Libraries

Opening hours:

Monday 10am-7pm;
Tues, Thurs, Fri 9.30am-7pm
Weds. 9.30am-5pm
Sat 9am-1pm

Other Libraries:

3. Research Service

Service available? Yes

Fee-based? Yes. Basic Research is free, otherwise �17

Provided by local Record Office? No

4. Births, Deaths and Marriages

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

Locations No records Held

5. Census returns

1841-1891 Bournemouth, Holdenhurst, Christchurch
1901 Dorset/Hampshire (Southern Counties, London, and Channel Islands on order)
1891 Dorset
1881 Index (England and Wales on microfiche)
1851 Printed indexes for Dorset

6. Directories

6(a) County and Regional Directories

Pigot's 1830 England and Wales (on microfiche)
Post Office London 1861, 1872, 1893 (on microfiche)
Dorset and Hampshire Directories (hard copy) - various dates from 1830-1939
Dorset Directories - various editions held in hard copy, microfiche, CD-Rom

6(b) City and Town Directories

Steven's Bournemouth 1894/95,
Kelly's Bournemouth 1899-1918/19 (on microfilm) 1920-1975 (hard copy)
Mate's Bournemouth 1903,1904, 1911-1940 (hard copy)

6(c) Telephone Directories

Bournemouth - Alphabetical 1960 - date
Yellow Pages/Classified 1958-date (These were not published every year).

7. Electoral registers and polls books

7(a) Electoral Registers

Burgess Rolls 1890 - 1914/15,
Electoral Registers 1918 - date

7(b) Poll Books


8. International Genealogical Index (IGI)

1992 on microfiche

9. Unpublished Indexes


10. Parish Registers

Some on microfiche - does not cover all parishes, does not cover all
BMD. (List available).

11. Periodicals (excl. newspapers)

Proceedings of Dorset Natural History and Archaeological Society 1885 -date
Proceedings of Hampshire Field Club 1885 - date
Proceedins of Bournemouth Natural Science Society 1908 - Date
Notes and Queries for Somerset and Dorset 1900 - date

12. Published Transcripts of Archival Material


13. Other material

Various family / local history CD roms including National Burial Index and 1881 Census.

14. Guides to Collections

Guide to Genealogical Sources in Bournemouth Reference Library compiled
by Jan Marsh
4th edition 2000
Price �1-95

15. Local Record Offices

Dorset Record Office
Hampshire Record Office

Other information