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Kingston upon Hull 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Unpublished indexes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.hullcc.gov.uk/libraries/
Chapman County Codes (BS 6879): ERY, YKS

2. Principal Libraries with Family History resources

Local Studies Library
Central Library
Albion Street
Tel: 01482 210077
[email protected]
www: http://www.hullcc.gov.uk/libraries/local_studies/index.php
Contact: David Smith

Opening hours:

Monday: 09.30-20.00
Tuesday: 09.30-20.00
Wednesday: 09.30-20.00
Thursday: 09.30-20.00
Friday: 09.30-17.30
Saturday: 09.00-16.30

Other Libraries:

Arts & Humanities Library
Central Library
Albion Street
Hull HU1 3TF
Tel: 01482 210066
Email: [email protected]
(Holds national records such as GRO indexes, National Probate Calendars, IGI on microfiche)

3. Research Service

Service available? Yes

Fee-based? Yes, �20 per hour. Please note that this service is in very heavy demand.

Provided by local Record Office? No, the service is provided by the Library Service:
Gareth Watkins
Family History Unit
Central Library
Albion St
Hull HU1 3TF
Tel 01482 616828
Fax 01482 616827
[email protected]
Website: http://www.hullcc.gov.uk/genealogy/
Conducts family history research at Hull Libraries, Hull Record Office, Hull Crematorium, Hull Museums, Hull Register Office.

4. Births, Deaths and Marriages

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

Held at Arts & Humanities Library:
England & Wales, 1837- 1999,
GRO "Overseas" indexes

5. Census returns

1841 Hull and Sculcoates (with street indexes):
1851 Hull, Sculcoates and complete East Riding of Yorkshire (with surname and street indexes):
1861 Hull and Sculcoates (with street indexes):
1871 Hull and Sculcoates (with street indexes):
1881 Hull and Sculcoates (microfilm, with street indexes):
1881 Yorkshire (microfiche, with surname indexes):
1891 Hull and Sculcoates (with surname and street indexes).
1881 UK census on CD-ROM is available at the Arts & Humanities Library
1901 Hull and Sculcoates (microfilm, with street indexes).

6. Directories

6(a) County and Regional Directories

North & East Ridings of Yorkshire, 1823; 1872- 1937.: Lincolnshire, 1868- 1930.

6(b) City and Town Directories

Hull & district, 1791- 1939.: Hull & district sections of national directories, 1781- 1939.

6(c) Telephone Directories

Hull Corporation (now Kingston Communications) 1941 to date.

7. Electoral registers and polls books

7(a) Electoral Registers

Hull, 1835 to date

7(b) Poll Books

Hull, 1747- 1868: East Riding of Yorkshire, 1837- 1868: Beverley, 1788- 1868

8. International Genealogical Index (IGI)

British Isles, 1992 edition (on microfiche), held at Arts & Humanities Library.
Free internet access is available for consulting on-line LDS version.

9. Unpublished Indexes

Hull Daily Mail contents, 1964- 1972; 1986 to date.
General information indexes by subject, on wide range of sources.
Index of obituaries to Hull Advertiser, 1800- 1850.

10. Parish Registers

The parish registers for all Hull churches are held at East Riding Record Office, but a small selection of extracts from local registers is available at the Local Studies Library.

11. Periodicals (excl. newspapers)

12. Published Transcripts of Archival Material

13. Other material

Large collection of local newspapers on microfilm.

14. Guides to Collections

Detailed Local History Study Sheets are available

15. Local Record Offices

East Riding of Yorkshire Record Office
Champney Road
East Yorkshire
Tel: 01482 392790
[email protected]

Hull City Record Office
79 Lowgate
Tel: 01482 615102
Email: [email protected]

Other information

Family history records which relate to Hull and East Yorkshire are held at the Local Studies Library (Hull Central Library, first floor).

Family history records which relate to the whole of the UK are held at the Arts & Humanities Library (Hull Central Library, second floor).

Hull City Council's commercial research service, the Family History Unit, is also based at Hull Central Library.