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Nottinghamshire County 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Unpublished indexes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.nottscc.gov.uk/index.htm
Chapman County Codes (BS 6879): NTT

2. Principal Libraries with Family History resources

Local Studies Library (LSL)
Nottingham Central Library
Angel Row
Tel: 0115 915 2873
Fax: 0115 953 7001
[email protected]
Contact: Roger Parish

Opening hours:

Monday: 09.30-19.00
Tuesday: 09.30-19.00
Wednesday: 09.30-19.00
Thursday: 09.30-19.00
Friday: 09.30-19.00
Saturday: 09.00-13.00

Other Libraries:

North Notts Group Headquarters
Retford Library
Denman Library
DN22 6PE
Tel: 01777 708724
Fax: 01777 710020
Email: [email protected]

South Notts Group Headquarters
Beeston Library
Foster Avenue
Tel: 0115 925 5168/925 5084
Fax: 0115 922 0841
Email: [email protected]

Central Notts Group Headquarters
Arnold Library
Front Street
Tel: 0115 920 2247
Fax: 0115 967 3378
Email: [email protected]

West Notts Group Headquarters
Mansfield Library
Four Seasons Centre
NG18 1NH
Tel: 01623 27591
Fax: 01623 29276
Email: [email protected]

East Notts Group Headquarters
Newark Library
Beaumond Gardens
NG24 1UW
Tel: 01636 703966/76367
Fax: 01636 610045
Email: [email protected]

Hucknall Library (Byron Library)
South Street
NG15 7BS
Tel: 0115 963 2035
Email: [email protected]

Eastwood Library (D.H. Lawrence Collection)
Wellington Place
NG16 3GB
Tel: 01773 712209
Email: [email protected]

3. Research Service

Service available? Yes (limited)

Fee-based? No but a charge and administration fee levied for copying.

Provided by local Record Office? Limited search facility available; ring or e-mail Nottinghamshire Archives for advice. Private researcher list available on-line.

4. Births, Deaths and Marriages

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

Locations 1837 to 1925 available at Nottinghamshire Archives

5. Census returns

1841-1901: film and microfiche. All County at Local Studies Library (LSL). Other libraries listed above have own area
1881: Mormon Index for Nottinghamshire (Local Studies Library (LSL))
1881: Mormon index for country on CD-rom at Arts Library

6. Directories

6(a) County and Regional Directories

Local Studies Library (LSL), County. 1832-1941.

All other libraries listed have directories to 1941 on microfiche

6(b) City and Town Directories

Local Studies Library (LSL). Nottingham 1799 to 1956.

All other libraries listed have directories to 1956 on microfiche.

6(c) Telephone Directories

Local Studies Library (LSL): Nottingham telephone district from 1921 to present day (on film or fiche).

Other libraries: incomplete collections

7. Electoral registers and polls books

7(a) Electoral Registers

Local Studies Library (LSL):
1858 to present day, City. 1858 ro 2001, County
(Some current electoral register in print in Business Library - only availbale to personal callers)
Previous registers on microfiche
Except Citizens Rolls 1874-1915 on 16mm roll films (gaps - e.g. 1916-1933 only available at Nottinghamshire Archives)

7(b) Poll Books

Local Studies Library (LSL):
Index to 1698 Poll Book
Thoroton Society Record Series XVIII Poll Books of Nottingham and Nottinghamshire 1710 includes transcript:
Nottingham: 18th and mid 19th century (printed)
Newark: 1790-1859 (printed)
Others (printed)
Burgess Rolls: 1850-1873/4 (printed)

8. International Genealogical Index (IGI)

Local Studies Library (LSL). Nottinghamshire on microfiche revised March 1993

Arts Library: all Great Britain

9. Unpublished Indexes

Information Index at Local Studies Library includes people

10. Parish Registers

Local Studies Library (LSL): microfiche copies of all County Parish registers to 1900; some non-conformist pre 1837 and some Roman Catholic.

11. Periodicals (excl. newspapers)

Nottinghamshire Family History Society monthly periodical

12. Published Transcripts of Archival Material

Nottinghamshire Family History Society: Protestation Returns
Webster, W.F. (ed): Nottinghamshire Hearth Tax 1664-1674
Phillimore transcript of marriage registers 1812/1837

13. Other material

Local Studies Library (LSL):
Many indexes prepared by Nottinghamshire Family History Society, e.g. Census 1841-1891, Monumental inscriptions, Strays, boatmen, etc.

14. Guides to Collections

Family History leaflet
Individual leaflets on areas of stock, e.g. directories, newspapers, oral history

15. Local Record Offices

Nottinghamshire Archives
County House
Castle Meadow Road
Tel: 0115 958 1634
Fax: 0115 941 3997
[email protected]
URL: http://www.nottscc.gov.uk

Other information

Main Nottinghamshire Family History Centre at Nottinghamshire Archives (local record office).

Microfiche/microfilm readers and printer can be booked in advance at
Local Studies Library (LSL)

Local Studies Centres throughout the County hold local files.

Local Studies Library (LSL) at Nottingham Central Library holds the only County-based collection

A collection of published pedigrees and archive sources, mainly transcripts and indexes of parish registers and wills, etc. relating to other English Counties may be consulted at Nottinghamshire Archives.