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Milton Keynes

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Unpublished indexes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): BRK

2. Principal Libraries with Family History resources

Milton Keynes Central Library
555 Silbury Boulevard
Central Milton Keynes
Milton Keynes
Tel: 01908 254050
Fax: 01908 254088

Opening hours:

Monday: 09.00-18.00
Tuesday: 09.00-18.00
Wednesday: 09.00-18.00
Thursday: 09.00-20.00
Friday: 09.00-20.00
Saturday: 09.00-17.00

Other Libraries:

3. Research Service

Service available? No

Fee-based? N/A

Provided by local Record Office? Yes. Contact the Centre for Buckinghamshire Studies for details.
4. Births, Deaths and Marriages

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

Locations Births, Deaths and Marriages 1837 - 2002 (at Milton Keynes Library)
Overseas indes of Births, Deaths and Marriages (at Milton Keynes Library)

5. Census returns

1841, 1851, 1861, 1871, 1881, 1891, for Buckinghamshire
1881 England and Wales
1851 Devon, Norfolk and Warwickshire
1851 and 1891 London
1841 and 1851 Northamptonshire
1861 Bedfordshire

6. Directories

6(a) County and Regional Directories

Kellys 1847-1939
Pigots 1823-1844
Slaters 1850
Universal British Directory 1790-1798
Harrods 1876

All of the above relate to Buckinghamshire

6(b) City and Town Directories

None held

6(c) Telephone Directories

Yellow Pages (Bedford Area) 1979 to date
White Pages (Milton Keynes) 1978 to date

7. Electoral registers and polls books

7(a) Electoral Registers

Milton Keynes Council Area 1983 (incomplete)
Milton Keynes Council Area 1984/5 to date

7(b) Poll Books

List of Bucks Electors 1713
Poll of the Freeholders at the Elections in 1831
Posse Comitatus 1798

8. International Genealogical Index (IGI)

1992 Microfiche (British Isles)

Held at Milton Keynes Central Library

9. Unpublished Indexes

Indexes to Parish Registers, by Buckinghamshire Parish
Indexes to Census 1841-1891, by Buckinghamshire Parish
(NB Not by name of individual)

10. Parish Registers

Coverage of most of Buckinghamshire including Milton Keynes on Microfilm, including Bishops Transcripts.

Some transcribed Registers

11. Periodicals (excl. newspapers)

Origins (Bucks Family History Society) 3/89 onwards
Bucks Ancestor 6/92 onwards
Family History News and Digest 4/87 onwards
Genealogists Magazine 1980 onwards
Family Tree Magazine

Location: Milton Keynes Central Library

12. Published Transcripts of Archival Material

Publications of the Buckinghamshire Record Society

13. Other material

Monumental Inscriptions on fiche for a few locations

14. Guides to Collections

No comprehensive guides to the collection at present

15. Local Record Offices

Centre for Buckinghamshire Studies
County Hall
Walton Street
HP20 1UA
Tel: 01296 382587

Northamptonshire Record Office
Wooton Hall Park
Tel: 01604 762129
Fax: 01604 767562
[email protected]

Other information

Milton Keynes became a unitary authority in April 1997.

Records Office functions for the County of Buckinghamshire, including Milton Keynes, are performed by Buckinghamshire Record Office at Aylesbury.