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Liverpool 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Unpublished indexes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.liverpool.gov.uk/
Chapman County Codes (BS 6879): MSY, LAN

2. Principal Libraries with Family History resources

Liverpool Record Office, Local Studies and Family History Service
Central Library
William Brown Street
L3 8EW
Tel: 0151 233 5817 (enquiries)
Tel: 0151 233 5811 (microform bookings)
Fax: 0151 233 5886 (mark for attention of Record Office)
[email protected]
WWW: http://www.liverpool.gov.uk/

Opening hours:

Monday: 0900-1800
Tuesday: 0900-1800
Wednesday: 0900-1800
Thursday: 0900-1800
Friday: 0900-1800
Saturday: 0900-1700
Sunday: 1200-1600

Other Libraries:

3. Research Service

Service available? Yes

Fee-based? Yes

Provided by local Record Office? Yes

4. Births, Deaths and Marriages

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

Locations St Catherine's House Indexes 1837-2000 (microfiche)

5. Census returns

Liverpool and surrounding area, excluding Wirral, 1841, 1851, 1861, 1871, 1881, 1891
Name Index published for 1851 Liverpool Census
1881 Census Index (microfiche) for England and Wales

6. Directories

6(a) County and Regional Directories

6(b) City and Town Directories

Street/trade directories 1766-1970

6(c) Telephone Directories


7. Electoral registers and polls books

7(a) Electoral Registers


7(b) Poll Books


8. International Genealogical Index (IGI)

1992 (microfiche)

9. Unpublished Indexes

10. Parish Registers

Baptisms, marriages and burials for over 100 Anglican parishes from 1586- , thirty Roman Catholic churches 1741- , and some Nonconformist chapels 1787- .

11. Periodicals (excl. newspapers)

12. Published Transcripts of Archival Material

13. Other material

Interment registers for Liverpool cemeteries 1825-
Poor Law Union workhouse records, admissions and discharges 1841-1914
Obituary notices and biographical cuttings of Liverpool Worthies, 1879-1923

14. Guides to Collections

Map of Church of England Parishes in Liverpool and District, c.1900
This map will be of use and interest to both local and family historians. The parish information is dated c.1900. It has been clearly superimposed on Philip's Map of Greater Liverpool dated 1921, which is at a scale of nearly 5" to 1 mile.
Price: 3.99 + postage

A Handlist of Church of England Parish Records in Liverpool Record Office
As well as listing deposited parish registers, this provides background information and lists churches by district and by date of consecration. It also includes some illustrations and copies of documents. Vital information for family and local historians.
Price: 2.80 including postage

Special Offer - Handlist of Church of England Parish Records and Map of Church of England Parishes in Liverpool and District can be purchased together at a discount price of 5.49 + postage

A Handlist of Roman Catholic Parish Records in Liverpool Record Office
Lists deposited registers with background information, illustrations and maps showing the locations of the churches in Liverpool and outlying areas.
Price 3.00 + postage

A Handlist of Cemetery and Burial Records in Liverpool Record Office
Lists deposited records with background information, illustrations and a map showing the locations of the cemetries in Liverpool.
Price 2.50 + postage

A Handlist of Nonconformist Records
List of deposited records with background information and illustrations.
Price 2.50 + postage

15. Local Record Offices

See above: Liverpool Record Office, Local Studies and Family History Service is run as a fully integrated section

Other information

Appointments are strongly advised for viewing sources on microfilm (microfiche). There is an advance booking fee for the microfilm/fiche readers.
A reader's ticket is needed. Photocopying facilities and microform printouts are available.