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Leicester 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Unpublished indexes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:
Chapman County Codes (BS 6879): LEI RUT

2. Principal Libraries with Family History resources

Central Reference and Information Library
Humanities and Local Studies Section
Bishop Street

Tel: 0116 299 5401
Fax: 0116 299 5444

[email protected]

Contact: Community History

Opening hours:

Other Libraries:

3. Research Service

Service available? No.


Provided by local Record Office? Yes.

Leicestershire Genealogical Research Service,
Leicestershire Record Office
Long Street,
Wigston Magna,
Leicester. LE18 2AH.

Tel: 0116 257 1080
Fax: 0116 257 1120

4. Births, Deaths and Marriages

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

Locations Not held.

5. Census returns

1851 Leicestershire (index on fiche)
1871 Leicester area (film)
1881 Leicester area (film) and Leicestershire Index (on fiche) and Rutland
1891 Leicester area (fiche)
1901 Leicester and Leicestershire (on fiche)

6. Directories

6(a) County and Regional Directories

Small selection of County directories for Leicestershire and Rutland from 1846 - 1941 (incomplete).

6(b) City and Town Directories

Spencer's Almanack for Leicester 1861 - 1907.
Selection of Leicester City Directories 1920 - 1969 (incomplete).

6(c) Telephone Directories

7. Electoral registers and polls books

7(a) Electoral Registers

None held.

7(b) Poll Books

Leicester 1883

8. International Genealogical Index (IGI)

1992 edition - microfiche.
FamilySearch CD-ROM - license for updates.

9. Unpublished Indexes


10. Parish Registers

Leicester City Parish Registers - microfiche copies from originals (from 16th Century to date, as available).
Leicester Marriage Index (on microfiche) 1801 - 37.

11. Periodicals (excl. newspapers)

Air Force List. 1939 to date. Incomplete.
Annual Register 1758 - 1857 and 1926 to date.
Army List. 1935 to date. Incomplete.
Burke's Landed Gentry. 1894 - 1965. Incomplete.
Burke's Peerage. 1876 - 1978. Incomplete.
Crockford's Clerical Directory. 1858 to date.
Debrett's Peerage. 1889 to date. Incomplete.
Family Tree Magazine. 1991 to date.
Genealogists' Magazine. Dec. 1981 to date.
Gentlemen's Magazine. 1732 - 1829.
Navy List. 1935 to date. Incomplete.
Who's Who. 1910 to date. Incomplete.

12. Published Transcripts of Archival Material


13. Other material

Federation of Family History Societies Publications.
Leicestershire Family History Society Publications.
Derbyshire Family History Society Publications.
Nottinghamshire Family History Society Publications.

14. Guides to Collections

General guides available - in process of being updated. Guide to FamilySearch database.

15. Local Record Offices

Leicestershire Record Office
Long Street
Wigston Manor
LE18 2AH

Tel: 0116 257 1080
Fax: 0116 257 1120

Other information

Public access at Central Reference Library to 27 Internet terminals

Access also available to Internet at all 21 City Libraries. Telephone 0116 299 5401 for further details.