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Knowsley Metropolitan 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Unpublished indexes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.knowsley.gov.uk/
Chapman County Codes (BS 6879): MSY

2. Principal Libraries with Family History resources

Knowsley Libraries
Reference and Information Services
Huyton Library
Civic Way
L36 9GD
Tel: 0151 443 3738
Fax: 0151 443 3739
Email: :
Eileen Hume. Local Studies and Archive Librarian.
WWW: http://history.knowsley.gov.uk/ also for details visit website http://www.knowsley.gov.uk/

Opening hours:

Monday: 09.15-19.00
Tuesday: 09.15-19.00
Wednesday: 09.15-19.00
Thursday: 09.15-19.00
Friday: 09.15-19.00
Saturday: 10.00-16.00
Sunday: 12.00-16.00

Other Libraries:

Huyton, Knowsley
Huyton Library
Civic Way
L36 9GD
Tel: 0151 443 3738
Fax: 0151 443 3739

Kirkby, Knowsley
Kirkby Library
Newtown Gardens
L32 8RR
Tel: 0151 443 4289
Fax: 0151 546 1453

Page Moss, Knowsley
Page Moss Library
Stockbridge Lane
L36 3SA
Tel: 0151 489 9814
Fax: 0151 482 1301

3. Research Service

Service available? No

Fee-based? No

Provided by local Record Office? Archives are held at the Archive at Kirkby Library (consultation on appointments-only basis). All correspondence regarding archives should be addressed to Huyton Library.
4. Births, Deaths and Marriages

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

Locations Will be available in microform from Autumn 1997

5. Census returns

1841-1901 for the locality

6. Directories

6(a) County and Regional Directories

Baines Directory of Lancashire 1824. Microfilm

6(b) City and Town Directories

Liverpool: Kelly's/Gores directories: 1872, 1891, 1899, 1903, 1909, 1919, 1923, 1922, 1924, 1925-1927, 1932, 1934, 1936-38, 1946, 1955, 1958, 1962, 1964, 1966, 1968, 1970
Liverpool directories on microfilm: 1800-1813, 1814-1824
Slaters Directory of St Helens

6(c) Telephone Directories

Current UK, Eire, Jersey and Isle of Man. Telephone and Yellow Pages directories

7. Electoral registers and polls books

7(a) Electoral Registers

Knowsley M.B.C. 1974 to present
Huyton U.D.C. (random years)
Kirkby U.D.C. (random years)

For details visit

7(b) Poll Books


8. International Genealogical Index (IGI)

Huyton Library: 1988 microfiche
1994 CD-ROM

9. Unpublished Indexes

Photograph collection
Card index to local studies collection
Archive lists (various)
Local studies material now added to stock circulation system.

10. Parish Registers

All copies on microfilm or microfiche see web site for details http://www.knowsley.gov.uk/leisure/libraries/services/localhistory/index.html

11. Periodicals (excl. newspapers)


12. Published Transcripts of Archival Material


13. Other material

Local history has its own web site at http://history.knowsley.gov.uk/

14. Guides to Collections

The library service offers various leaflets and guides to using the collections. Listings are also available.

15. Local Record Offices

Knowsley Archives
Kirkby Library
Newtown Gardens
L32 8RR
Tel: 0151 443 4290
Fax: 0151 546 1453

Other information