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Bristol City 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Unpublished indexes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.bristol-city.gov.uk
Chapman County Codes (BS 6879): AV, AVN

2. Principal Libraries with Family History resources

Bristol Reference Library
College Green
Tel: 0117 903 7202 / 7216
Fax: 0117 922 6775

Opening hours:

Monday: 9.30-1930
Tuesday: 9.30-1930
Wednesday: 9.30-1700
Thursday: 9.30-1930
Friday: 0930-1700
Saturday: 0930-1700
Sunday: 1300-1600

Other Libraries:

3. Research Service

Service available? Yes, though limited to specific enquiries.

Fee-based? No.

Provided by local Record Office? Yes. Contact Bristol Record Office 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 Locations 1837 to 1992, on microfiche

5. Census returns

Avon area, 1841 to 1891

6. Directories

6(a) County and Regional Directories

Gloucestershire, 1870 to 1939 (incomplete).
Somerset, 1875 to 1939 (incomplete).

6(b) City and Town Directories

Bristol. 1775, 1783, 1785, 1787, 1792, 1793 to 1973

6(c) Telephone Directories

7. Electoral registers and polls books

7(a) Electoral Registers

Bristol, 1832 to 1913; 1951 to date
Kingswood, 1957/8 to 1992/3
Somerset, Woodspring, Wansdyke, 1964/5 to 1993/4
South Gloucestershire, Northavon, 1965 to 1991/2
Bath, 1976/7 to 1993/4

7(b) Poll Books

Bristol, 1722 to 1852

8. International Genealogical Index (IGI)

England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales, 1992, on microfiche: Worldwide, 1984, on microfiche

9. Unpublished Indexes

Marriages index for South Gloucestershire and North Somerset
Bristol and Avon Family History society

10. Parish Registers

Some published records. Check catalogue for holdings.

11. Periodicals (excl. newspapers)

Burke's landed gentry
Burke's peerage
Collecteana topographia et genealogica
Family history
Genealogists magazine
Gentlemans magazine
Harleian society
Miscellanea genealogica et heraldia
Notes & queries

12. Published Transcripts of Archival Material


13. Other material

Miscellaneous indexes to census, monumental inscriptions etc., from various family history societies. Check catalogue for full holdings.

14. Guides to Collections

Bristol reference library: guide to family history sources, 2nd ed., 1995. Available from Bristol Reference Library, price �2.00

15. Local Record Offices

Bristol Record Office
B Bond Warehouse
Smeaton Road
Tel: 0117 922 5692

Other information