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Cambridgeshire County Council (Huntingdon)

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Unpublished indexes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.cambridgeshire.gov.uk/library
Chapman County Codes (BS 6879): CAM

2. Principal Libraries with Family History resources

Huntingdonshire Collection
Huntingdon Library
Princes Street
PE29 3PH
Tel: 0845 045 5225
Fax: 01480 459563
Email: [email protected]
Contact: Mrs C. Clifford (Local Studies Librarian)

Opening hours:

Monday: 1000-1730
Tuesday: 1000-1730
Wednesday: 1000-1730
Thursday: 1000-1730
Friday: 1000-1900
Saturday: 0930-1600

Other Libraries:


3. Research Service

Service available? Yes (free service limited to roughly 30 minutes per enquiry)

Fee-based? Yes (on application to the Library)

Provided by local Record Office? County Record Office, Huntingdon also provide a research service

4. Births, Deaths and Marriages

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

Locations County Record Office, Cambridge.

5. Census returns

Census of England and Wales:
Huntingdon County 1901
Counties of Bedford, Cambridge and Huntingdon 1911
Counties of Cambridgeshire and Huntingdonshire 1951
Huntingdonshire 1841,1851,1891
Cambridgeshire 1961
? of Peterborough 1961
Huntingdon & Peterborough 1971
Cambridgeshire 1981
Cambridgeshire 1991
1881 National Census CD Rom

6. Directories

6(a) County and Regional Directories

A variety of directories:
Kelly's, Robsons, Post Office, Pigot's, Burkett's
Intermittent years: 1830-1963

6(b) City and Town Directories


6(c) Telephone Directories

1987 - current

7. Electoral registers and polls books

7(a) Electoral Registers

Current only. Previous editions located at Record Office

7(b) Poll Books

Huntingdonshire Poll Books: 1807, 1818, 1826, 1830, 1837, 1857, 1859

8. International Genealogical Index (IGI)


9. Unpublished Indexes

Index to the Hunts Post newspaper
1885 to August 1889
1905 to February 1911
1912 to 1916, 1922
1935, 1939-45
1988-1991 approx.
Most acquisitions to 1991 recorded in card catalogue: author, title, subject index.
Since 1991 acquisitions recorded only on computer catalogue.

10. Parish Registers

Transcripts for some Hunts parishes, contact the library for details.

Huntingdonshire Marriage Index 1601-1837 on microfiche

11. Periodicals (excl. newspapers)

Cambs, Huntingdon & Pboro Life 1966-1985
Cambs Life Magazine 1986-1990
East Anglian Magazine 1946-1981
The Huntingdonian 1941-1979, and 1927-31
The Kimboltonian Magazine 1951-1988

12. Published Transcripts of Archival Material


13. Other material

Workhouse records for St Ives (1836-1913), Huntingdon (1838-1949) and St Neots (1913-1952) on microfiche

14. Guides to Collections

Own in-house production. Photocopied as needed

15. Local Record Offices

Huntingdonshire Record Office
Grammar School Walk
PE29 3LF
Tel: 01480 375842
Fax: 01480 375842
Email: [email protected]

Other information

-N.B. all questions relate to the above collection only